Most useless piece of kit you purchased?

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Loopy, Jul 4, 2008.

  1. Rob Allen Active Member

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    No S rivers in the lower columbia... might head to the grays harbor area this weekend
  2. Travis Bille Active Member

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    I'm going to use some 7x this weekend! I bought 7x for the San Juan River in NM to fish size 26 midges. HAven't used it much since then but I'm gonna fish a lake this weekend with tiny tiny midges too
  3. Travis Bille Active Member

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    I have Cabelas's waders. I've used them pretty hard for the last two years and the only leak they've gotten is because I fell down a hill and tore a nice hole in them. I'm pretty happy with mine.
  4. Travis Bille Active Member

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    Just realized how old this thread is!
  5. Gary Knowels Active Member

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    I like my cabelas waders too. Only brand I've found that fist my shape well enough to not have seem stress or too much baggy material.
  6. Old Man Just an Old Man

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    Four years later and it still sits around.

    But I have another one I don't use. It's that thing that looks like the barrel of a pen with a little hook on the pointy end to hold your flies, while you tread the leader through the eye of the fly.
  7. Stonefish Triploid and Humpy Hater

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    Old thread for sure but since it was brought up....

    Orvis Mach Reel - Drag quite working day one, handle fell off day two of a bonefish trip. Nothing like being a beta tester for them. Reel was recalled shortly after that for the identical reasons I experienced.

    Anything Redington prior to Far Bank acquiring them. Since then their products have been top notch.

    Streamline neoprene waders...I would have stayed drier wearing a swimsuit.

    Cortland clear camo line. Must have got a bad one. My friends all love theirs. Mine sank faster then my type III did.
  8. Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

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    A Tie-Rite? I'll give you a buck for it Jim.

    K
  9. Spencer Woods Member

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    I have that thought ever year! Funny! Good response.
  10. Brady Burmeister Active Member

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    Redington RS3 7'6" 4wt.
  11. Steffan Brown ...

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    The reissues are very solid though. I've been really happy with mine.
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  12. Ryan Higgins Active Member

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    I like mine as well. I had a pair for hunting with the boots built in and they started to leak after two years. I dont blame em though, lots of hiking through russian olives and sagebrush is pretty hard on waders. Cabelas replaced them with gift cards equal to their value when purchased so I could go get new ones. Top notch!
  13. bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

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    Thanks for rubbing it in,I was one of those hapless souls who spent a few hour washing wing bobber for not much action,But I made up for it casting wells spoons at the spud bar ..
  14. Stonefish Triploid and Humpy Hater

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    To bad they didn't get it right the first time. That reel should have never made it to the stores the first time around. Like I said, nice job of using your customers to find the flaws in your products.
  15. David Loy Senior Moment

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    Ditto Kent. When you've got kielbasa fingers, they're handy for small flies.
  16. JesseC Active Member

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    Mine was this mitten. What kind of idiot only has one huge middle finger right? [IMG]
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  17. JesseC Active Member

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    I also got this reel protector, but it's not really big enough to protect the butt shaft of the rod. Stupid colors too. Not sure why the hell my Grandma keeps getting me these things.

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  18. Ed Call Mumbling Moderator

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    Clearly your Grandma knows that is for a switch rod and not a two handed rod. She knows your equipment better than you know yourself. When it's time I'm sure she'll know
  19. Old Man Just an Old Man

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    Cost me more to send it to you. I think I'll keep it for a while longer.
  20. Kyle Smith Active Member

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    The worst gear I have is waders and boots I got for my EX!!! She didn't want them when we broke up 2 years ago. The girl I'm with now shows a slight interest in wading around with me and reading on the bank, but she's going to have to buy her own waders. It would just be too weird putting ex lady's waders on her. To the dumpster!