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    Default Worst fishing gift ever?

    Being fishermen, we attract all sorts of novelty/"useful" gifts from non-fisher folk in our lives. What's the worst you've gotten?

    Mine is easy, it was from a supposedly loving girlfriend who turned out to be pure evil. She stole my John Lee Hooker vinyls when she left. Evil!
    I should have known though. For my birthday she got me a novelty alarm clock from Bass Pro that sounded like a drag running out. I swear, I'd wake up bolt upright like I was in Apocolypse Now reaching for a non-existent rod. She set it at six am a couple of times, just for her own amusement. Evil I tell you.

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    Default Re: Worst fishing gift ever?

    Quote Originally Posted by fq13 View Post
    She stole my John Lee Hooker vinyls when she left.


    Wow. That's awful.

    Where can I reach her, and does she want to sell them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by half fast View Post
    Wow. That's awful.

    Where can I reach her, and does she want to sell them?
    Traitor! I'm pulling your bro card.

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    LOL Funny thread! My mother in law always gets me some lame fishing gift. As I open it she has this smug look like shes really outdone herself this time. Just a couple to mention... A trout Christmas ornament. A utility knife with a trout graphic on it. A steel, fish shaped bottle openner... It goes on and on...
    Hand crafted wood fly boxes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbird View Post
    LOL Funny thread! My mother in law always gets me some lame fishing gift. As I open it she has this smug look like shes really outdone herself this time. Just a couple to mention... A trout Christmas ornament. A utility knife with a trout graphic on it. A steel, fish shaped bottle openner... It goes on and on...
    Well, next Christmas buy our mother in law a burial plot with the best location at the local cemetery. On the following Christmas don't buy her anything and when she asked why you didn't giver her a gift this Christmas, tell her because she didn't use the gift you got her last year.

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    Default Re: Worst fishing gift ever?

    One year my kids bought me about fifty red and white plastic bobbers from 1" up to 3". I may still have them around here somewhere.

    Thought so...
    Last edited by JoJer; 11-11-2013 at 01:09 PM.

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    Default Re: Worst fishing gift ever?

    I received one of those knot tying tool things that is kinda like a pen. It was pretty useless I think, I never used it.

    Never had a girlfriend give me fishing related things but lost a lot of albums too............

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    I was offered a beautiful fishing basket....as I C&R all the time it was very useful.....to gather cherries

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    Default Re: Worst fishing gift ever?

    Sometimes the worst gift can turn around and bite you in the a--! When I was a kid my mom got me some SW jigs for Christmas . One was so ugly I deemed it unfishable but of course I told her it was great and buried in the bottom of my surf bag! The yellow bucktail on it was tied like a parachute and it had wings made of tin foil! The head was white and looked like a Gargoyle with a metal clasp to hold the bucktail in place!
    The following year I was at Boca Grande fishing the backwater surf for Snook. The Snook were busting bait in broad daylight all over this sandbar and looked like easy pickings! Not so !! I threw every jig and plug I thought would work and not a touch( didnt have my fly gear so no help there) ! Well biting my lip I dug the tin foil monster out ( it's nickname) and gave it a heave. That jig hardly touched and I was in ! In over my head as this was the biggest Snook I have ever caught or probably ever will!
    I apologized to my mom and she looked at me like I was crazy!
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    Billy Bass!




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