Do I really have a need?

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Olive bugger, Oct 8, 2013.

  1. Daryle Holmstrom

    Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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    I have another addiction, called need more lense for the DSLR:)
     
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    generic Active Member

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    Do your part to support the economy.
     
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  3. Olive bugger

    Olive bugger Active Member

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    YES! Buy more fly rods and fly reels.
     
  4. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    I only have 5 rods that I use. I don't feel the need for anymore. I have two others but they don't get used. They sit around and collect dust. Just like your unused ones do.
     
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    A 9'6" 6wt is a very versatile rod....I'm sure you can figure out something to use it for ;)
     
  6. IveofIone

    IveofIone Active Member

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    You haven't been given a single word of good advice so far Olive. Just a ration of emotional spendthrift gear whore claptrap telling you-go ahead, be stupid with your money. These aren't friends, they are gear junkies that want you to be as miserable and undisciplined as they are.

    Stick the loot in your 401K, fertilize it, watch it grow and spend it later. You'll need it, I guarantee it.:D

    Ive
     
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  7. Dipnet

    Dipnet The wanted posters say Tim Hartman

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    To play with FDR's words a little: "The only thing we have to fear is gear itself!"
     
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  8. Kyle Smith

    Kyle Smith DBA BozoKlown406

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    Buy the rig if there isn't something else (waders, oil change, wife bribes etc) you need that will get you more and/or better time on the water.
     
  9. Olive bugger

    Olive bugger Active Member

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    Well, given that I have all these unused rods, perhaps I should rethink the 6 wt.
     
  10. Jim Wallace

    Jim Wallace Smells like low tide.

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    Oh come on now, Ive. :p You are being unreasonably rational and clear minded. Where's the fun in that? This is an internet forum, fer crisesakes! You get what you get, and that's usually a lot of half-assed opinions.
    And what happens if Charlie croaks before he can cash in on his 401k?
    (I think he'd be better off in a self-directed IRA, myself, anyway, but then again, I'm just a beach bum).

    Go for the 6 wt rig, Charlie, if you really want it! Or not. You don't need it. You just want it. Maybe. Maybe not. Oh, go ahead and get it. Unless we talked you out of it. Then don't get it. We popcorn enthusiasts are just funnin' with ya!:D
     
  11. Jim Wallace

    Jim Wallace Smells like low tide.

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    True words. All too often, I find myself wasting too much time messing with my gear.
     
  12. Olive bugger

    Olive bugger Active Member

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    Yep, pick it up and go fish with it. I too, tinker and fuss with my gear.
    I should just go fish.
     
  13. Jim Wallace

    Jim Wallace Smells like low tide.

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    I hadn't ridden my longboard (built as a tri-fin) for some time, because I thought the glassed on side-fins were mounted too far forward and created too much drag. Today I cut them off with my dremel, borrowed a larger center fin, and now I have a "new" single-fin longboard to go try out. Now, it should trim better when I'm hanging five, and go faster. Well, at least I hope so. I'll find out!
    Messing with my gear lends purpose to my beach bum existence!;)

    Anyway, you won't know if you really need that 6 wt until after you've played with it a while!
     
  14. Olive bugger

    Olive bugger Active Member

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    I guess that I am just behind the times, but I only found out that Reddington rods are a part of the Far Bank Enterprises, along with Sage and Rio. Do they make the Reddingtons rods on Bainbridge?
    I know little about them.

    Maybe I should take a look at Winston's offering. What do you fellows thunk on the matter?
     
  15. Kyle Smith

    Kyle Smith DBA BozoKlown406

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    Pretty sure Redingtons are made in Asia. They are great rods though. All of the South Korean fly rods I've owned (3 by Loop and 5 by Greys) have been simply outstanding. I've heard great things about the Winston Passport and VSL.