Most useless piece of kit you purchased?

GATOR9

Hey you guys
#61
Obi

It didn't take long and I deserve it and and all that may come yet. If I admitted to the BM (and that is what it is) I would also admit to the pocket fisherman if I had one.
 
#62
I can't believe no one has mentioned Okuma flyboxes. Am I the only one dumb enough to buy one? Ok, FOUR? I once though these looked like a grand idea and those POSs when I worked at REI. :beathead::beathead: At least I got them on a discount. Everytime I opened one of those windows I'd lose like 3 flys.

Orvis waders. The whole inseam slowly and systematically blew out over the course of the season. By the time the crotch seams blew, I was out of aquaseal and had water running down both legs (not the warm kind).

Studed wading boots that I couldn't remove the studs from. Nothing like scratching up everything you walk on and every boat you touch. :beathead:
 

_WW_

Geriatric Skagit Swinger
#63
This may not count as I didn't buy it. The marvel of modern ingenuity was given to me for my birthday many years ago.

A worm box for raising your own worms...
 

Ed Call

Well-Known Member
#64
WW 5.4, I had me a nifty ol worm box back in the day. I think I was like ten living in bass, crappie, perch and blue gill country in northern Indiana. I grew some super stud worms adding a bit of copenhagen to their soil. The fish loved the minty fat worms. Shortly after that I became hooked on fishing with lures and all but abandoned the bait market.
 
#68
Don't be too rough on the Banjo minnow. Babe Winkleman uses them all the time - they have great life-like action and come in several colors and sizes to 'match the hatch'.
My most useless - fingerless waterproof gloves. Second most useless - figure 8 tool for tying on chain and dumbbell eyeballs.
Magill
 
#70
Who wears a hat? :) I've lost flies in my hat also. The little ventilated plastic box really does work and keeps the flies in better shape for reuse. And, you don't loose flies.

Keith
Yeah I've lost a few from my baseball caps, but only when swatting biting flies and whatnot when my hat has a mess of flies stuck in it. I never lose them out of my Filson oilcloth hat though... they stick in there real good and that so'm'bitch kills biting flies and yellow jackets with a vengeance. 3rd Deg Black Belt, HatKwonDo
 
#72
"Cabela's" fly fishing products, (especially their waders and their tippet/leader, JUNK JUNK JUNK! I no longer buy ANY gear that says "Cabelas" on it.) Korkers Cross Current wading boots, (falling apart at the seems after 2 weeks of use) The "Reel-E-Good" Winder, (Cheap plastic junk, doesn't work with 99% of fly line spools, useless!) Solar powered Mosquito Annoyer (doesn't prevent mosquitos, high pitch buzzing annoys the human user more than any of the insects!).

That's all I can think of right now...
 
#73
"Cabela's" fly fishing products, (especially their waders and their tippet/leader, JUNK JUNK JUNK! I no longer buy ANY gear that says "Cabelas" on it.) Korkers Cross Current wading boots, (falling apart at the seems after 2 weeks of use) The "Reel-E-Good" Winder, (Cheap plastic junk, doesn't work with 99% of fly line spools, useless!) Solar powered Mosquito Annoyer (doesn't prevent mosquitos, high pitch buzzing annoys the human user more than any of the insects!).

That's all I can think of right now...
i would never even ATTEMPT a solar powered mosquito annoyer. lol.
 

Ed Call

Well-Known Member
#74
"Cabela's" fly fishing products, (especially their waders and their tippet/leader, JUNK JUNK JUNK! I no longer buy ANY gear that says "Cabelas" on it.) Korkers Cross Current wading boots, (falling apart at the seems after 2 weeks of use) The "Reel-E-Good" Winder, (Cheap plastic junk, doesn't work with 99% of fly line spools, useless!) Solar powered Mosquito Annoyer (doesn't prevent mosquitos, high pitch buzzing annoys the human user more than any of the insects!).

That's all I can think of right now...

RockyMtnC&R, I'm hoping you feel better having gotten all that crap gear list off your chest. Do let us know if you remember any more items that are crap or annoy you. Thanks on the tip to avoid that solar powered human annoyer and the useless winder. I have been up late at night thinking about both of those products (truly on the winder, just kidding on the solar thing).