02-05-2008, 11:59 AM
Re: Lamson Konic
You are well with your rights. And as you say you don't need high end stuff to catch fish. I for one think nothing bad or anything else of you for your feelings. You are a Fly Fisherman.
You can get from point A to point B on a Harley or a moped, it is just how you choose to do it.
I think of mine as tools of the trade. You can be a mechanic using
screwdrivers and a wrench or you can use full set sockets, impact tools, ect. Both are going to get the job done, but which is easier.
The resale value does step in on the upper end gear however, I am sure most don't think about that when buying equipment.
I personally do, and think of them as investments. But Fly Fishing is my trade.
I can't label it as you say "nothing more than ostentious display of wealth"
but as a personal choice. Nothing wrong with wanting NICE FUNCTIONAL equipment.
It is just as easy to look up at someone as it is down.