Maybe itís because Ö
- Iím just a few years from retirement, likely to a place on Cedar Creek, or
- I canít understand why the cost of literally everything boat-electronics related is so high (a simple 15-foot Lowrance Ethernet cable: $50?), or
- Iíve lately lost so much tackle chasing spawning crappie in the heavy brush!
But whatever it is, I find myself becoming obsessed with saving $$ on fishing supplies lately. Iím scouring websites for the best prices on everything from jigheads to slip bobbers. AND Ö Iím thinking outside box, so to speak. A couple examples:
I bought 100 1.5Ē lighted bobber sticks (20 packs of 5, with connectors) online for $28. Theyíre 4 sticks for $2.69 at Bass Pro, so $67.
Today I picked up this pack of crafting beads (I like the small ones for crappie fishing) for $3. Donít know how many there are because they come by weight (2.3 oz). At Bass Pro theyíre $2.29 for 160. This bag has at least 10 times that many.
Not sure Iíll do it, but I even watched a couple YouTube videos on some clever ways to make your own slip bobbers
All of this is nickel and dime stuff, and yes, it adds up Ö but Iíd still love to find ways to save on the bigger stuff.