Most useless piece of kit you purchased?

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

  1. mtskibum16

    mtskibum16 Active Member

    At least give them to a charity! Otherwise, what size was your ex? My wife needs waders ;)
  2. bitterroot

    bitterroot Love vintage graphite!

    A lanyard.
    Ketchum release.
  3. Salmo_g

    Salmo_g Active Member

    I've bought fly rods, reels, lines, hooks, and materials that I haven't used, but that doesn't make them useless. I just have more gear than I have time to fish.
  4. PT

    PT Physhicist

    Ever buy StreamLine neoprene waders? Late 80's or so. Customer service was excellent. They'd turn 'em right around or send me a new pair but I'd be wet again before taking them out of the box.
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  5. Dottiesdad

    Dottiesdad Member

    A Mac desktop computer. :mad:

    I bit when the "I'm a Mac and I'm a PC" adverts were running.

    What a disappointment!

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  6. JesseC

    JesseC Active Member

    I got an 87 pack of these from my local fly tier...... was like dude... wtf? Probably a carp fisherman. Most useless kit ever!

  7. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

    Those make the best live mullet rigs when fishing for inshore redfish in the gulf. What a treasure!
  8. Darthmonkey

    Darthmonkey Active Member

    My ex's engagement ring.
  9. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

    I never had any trouble with Neoprene's leaking. Just the breatheables type.
  10. dennis kremer

    dennis kremer New Member

    Mr. Beer Maker. going back to Golden Hills Brewery
  11. Evan Salmon

    Evan Salmon Member

    A Lamiglass "esprit" steelhead rod. Not only were the guides misaligned with the spline, the tip section was aligned 90° to the butt. Lamiglas would not warranty it and I could't bring myself to sell it so it's been in the back of my closet for 25 years.
  12. PT

    PT Physhicist

    StreamLine brand neo's. You must not have owned a pair.... or 3.
  13. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

    Red Ball, 3mm. Best ones I ever had.
  14. PT

    PT Physhicist

    I thought this thread was about the most useless piece of equipment....?

  15. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

    One always have to add a little more to make it interesting. Besides that is an old thread. Somebody resurrected it. It's fair game.
  16. YAMMY

    YAMMY Member

    About 95% of the flies I buy-I like em but the fish don't
  17. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

    Clearly, and without a doubt, the most useless piece of fly fishing gear in my garage is the guy who owns the garage.
  18. dfl

    dfl Active Member


    Marriage licenses;
    Fly vests;
    Fishing fanny packs;
    Devices to help me tie flies;
    Knife sharpeners;
    Neoprene booties;
    Badly designed fly reels; and
    other things too numerous to mention.
  19. Mingo

    Mingo the Menehune stole my beer

    Teeny nymphs. The ones I tried must have been soaked in fish repellant.

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