Most useless piece of kit you purchased?

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  1. mtskibum16

    mtskibum16 Active Member

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

    bitterroot Love vintage graphite!

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    A lanyard.
    Ketchum release.
     
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    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

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    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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    A Mac desktop computer. :mad:

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

    What a disappointment!

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

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Ed Call

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    Those make the best live mullet rigs when fishing for inshore redfish in the gulf. What a treasure!
     
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    My ex's engagement ring.
     
  9. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    I never had any trouble with Neoprene's leaking. Just the breatheables type.
     
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  11. Evan Salmon

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    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

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

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    Red Ball, 3mm. Best ones I ever had.
     
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    I thought this thread was about the most useless piece of equipment....?

    ;)
     
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    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    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.
     
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    About 95% of the flies I buy-I like em but the fish don't
     
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    Clearly, and without a doubt, the most useless piece of fly fishing gear in my garage is the guy who owns the garage.
     
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    Several:

    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

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

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