Best thing you bought this year?

Old Man

Just an Old Man
#32
My Toshiba lap top. $600 bucks. At least I don't have to wait in li8ne for the home computer anymore. I never count fishing supplies as they are something you need every time you go out.
 
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golfman65

Guest
#34
fj...when it's right side up...don't know why but just love this rig..

Smithers trip in Oct. first vacation in a long time and truely gods country with steelhead in it...

Meiser 14' 6/7 mks...love this rod..nice with either a mk 1v bougle or saracione on it...:)

Scadden Rampage..though it needs christening...

boys and toys...sometimes I forget how lucky I am...
 

Old Man

Just an Old Man
#35
fj...when it's right side up...don't know why but just love this rig..

Smithers trip in Oct. first vacation in a long time and truely gods country with steelhead in it...

Meiser 14' 6/7 mks...love this rod..nice with either a mk 1v bougle or saracione on it...:)

Scadden Rampage..though it needs christening...

boys and toys...sometimes I forget how lucky I am...
As old as you look in the first picture. Do you think you will make it into the summer??:rofl::rofl::rofl:
 

bigdood

fishing hack
#37
For myself: Patagonia Guidewater waders. Kind of nice that they come in longs, and nice knowing it's the last pair of waders I'll ever buy.

For my girl: A Redington Crosswater 5wt. Screaming deal at Cabelas w/ a gift card I had so had to do it.
 

Bob Jones

Still truckless now farther away
#40
Materials for all of the things I wanted to work on. Lots of fly tying materials and the things I needed to make the lanyards and finish them off. Also I was able to buy the lines I needed for my Spey rod and reel. I'm still working on most of the things at least parts of them. hoping I 'll have them to use when I get to fish.
 

Ed Call

Well-Known Member
#41
This should be a great thread!
My tent (REI Halfdome 2+) with two, side-by-side,Thermarest Expedition mattresses.
I did a fair amount of camping/fishing trips this year and these have improved my disposition immeasurably. :thumb:
You taking input on that last statement?

Baby backpack for my daughter. We couldn't have done with out it this year.
Oh yeah, liking what I'm reading!

I started my year trading frames with Riverman, got a set of 14' Maxxons and assembled my cataraft. Can haul lots of gear, me and two friends or best of all, my whole family.

It just does not get better than this:
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And these water proof and warm protective pants with integrated footwear and designed for kids fly rods with a lower handle to ease the intro to fly fishing.
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Quite a few outings on that boat and the water with great friends, but the Yakima trip with the whole family and the friends we shared that great weekend with was the best trip, despite several really awesome trips, this year.

Close contenders:
Used water master kodiak (thanks to Commander Scoones for the pick and delivery and to Freestone for the outrageous find!)
Fishpond Flint Hills Vest...this was a gift for father's day. Best vest for carrying only what you need that I've ever tried.
 
#43
OR and WA fishing license, shuttle service for 4 days of fishing, my son his first fly tying kit and a new furnace 95% efficient. Watched my firends pontoon boat drift down the dechutes without him.......priceless. We were down stream and stopped it for him.
 
#44
Lowrance HDS-5 fish finder/GPS

A close second is the 2007 Chevy Silverado that I bought off my ex-fiance's dad. The truck was in Texas and I got to drive over Hoover Dam, through the Mojave Desert, and visit Yosemite NP. Yosemite Falls alone, was worth the trip