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    Talking Re: Omg help!

    At this point in time I have more reels than rods ,I would like 2 possibly 3 more rods all bamboo . I'm wating to get on the wating list (3year +) for a small Nick Taransky "Bush Creek" rod for fishing small streams in my native Northumberland which are remote set in beautiful windswept high country with mainly small wild brown trout ( a 1lb fish is considered huge )
    . Nick builds a fantastic rod short with fine tips for lots of feel with small fish but with plenty of power further down the rod to combat the wind .

    The second rod I'm after is a true 4# 7 1/2 ft Dark flamed Massimo Tirotcchi American taper for dry flies . The 3rd well I'll get the other 2 first
    English by Birth A Geordie by the grace of God!

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    Default Re: Omg help!

    It helps if your spouse fishes. When you average it all out then YOU only own half the number of family rods, reels, etc. Now, if your wife's gear is not duplicative of YOURS and YOU happen to use hers once in awhile, well, then that is just random chance, and it does not reallly count against what YOU own. Right?! So given all that I only own 7 rods and 8 or 9 reels, and maybe 10 lines -- and maybe only a thousand or so flies?

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    Default Re: Omg help!

    Quote Originally Posted by roadglideguy View Post
    I have stopped surfing porn and now I surf the auction pages!!! I do not want to share the numbers but I could outfit a village...
    Okay, the way I see it you have two choices:

    1. Admit your mistake and revert to your prior habits.

    2. Find a more manageable outlet for your acquisitive urges. Like wine, for instance. The good stuff will deplete your wallet just as fast as good fishing tackle, but then you use it once and it's gone.

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    Default Re: Omg help!

    In your thread title, OMG= Obsession: Much Gear?

    If there’s a lot of stuff you don’t need or use, and is not part of some specific “buy and hold” collector’s strategy to increase resale value, and yet you still can’t seem to part with it, then yes you may have a problem.
    If you can’t part with that unused $30 Cabelas reel because hey, you never know when you might need it, then it’s time for a new strategy.

    In that case the best way to get rid of it is to give it to someone who will appreciate it. It helps you feel better about holding onto it for so long.
    There's not a day that goes by that I don't wonder how dreary this world would be if elk were bald and birds had no feathers.
    - Hank Patterson

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    Default Re: Omg help!

    As a licensed fishing councilor......
    If you are buying more stuff than you can use....you are a good "merican" patriot.
    But if you buy fishing stuff and don't go fish.........you are keeping good gear out of the hands of people that DO fish.......for shame.
    I'd feel the same if I walked into a garage and saw tools neatly hung up and never used. Or that muscle car that belongs to an old guy who has forgotten how to drive fast. Dish that gear to the most needy (maybe Shaun....) or one of those wounded warriors groups......or hoods in the woods....a local club....or set it out on the curb....some Jedi will find it.........
    (Helps if you text me an address first....)
    Even the Stradivarius stored in museums come out to play from time to time.
    Doesn't do you or anyone any good leaning in the corner....or in a fancy case.
    Lighten your loads for better Karma.......

    Clearly there is an issue not just for you.....since the most viewed thread is "what did you buy?
    And just like that fast car......go drive those rods hard.....that is what they are for.....not for romantic dreaming of a day on the water.....
    OK......you can keep one for dreaming.....but those thirteen other rods gotta go........the word that comes to mind is "Bogart". Pass it around......


    Jim
    Last edited by Bigfly; 11-12-2017 at 09:49 PM.

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    Default Re: Omg help!

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigfly View Post
    OK......you can keep one for dreaming.....
    I have one that my late god father made himself. I have aims to build a big ol' shadow box and mount it on the wall (and maybe build in some hidden hinges for concealment of home protection, but that's another story). That one is for dreaming, I don't dare take it on the water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wthorpe View Post
    It helps if your spouse fishes. When you average it all out then YOU only own half the number of family rods, reels, etc. Now, if your wife's gear is not duplicative of YOURS and YOU happen to use hers once in awhile, well, then that is just random chance, and it does not reallly count against what YOU own. Right?! So given all that I only own 7 rods and 8 or 9 reels, and maybe 10 lines -- and maybe only a thousand or so flies?
    This is my exact philosophy as well.

    My wife fishes hard and demands only the finest gear....lol. I'm not sure where she got that from...

    One for her, one for me, one for her, one for me, now we each need a backup, etc...etc....etc

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