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#11940703 - 11/18/16 04:11 PM Money and fishing
dk2429 Offline
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Registered: 03/28/16
Posts: 77
Loc: Pearland, TX
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#11940707 - 11/18/16 04:12 PM Re: Money and fishing [Re: dk2429]
Razorback Offline
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Registered: 08/31/01
Posts: 3465
Loc: Tyler, TX, USA
Ouch.

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#11940730 - 11/18/16 04:30 PM Re: Money and fishing [Re: dk2429]
FlatBack4 Offline
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Registered: 10/29/16
Posts: 25
It see this all the time. Thirty years ago, I used to be one of them. Now, I use much less expensive rigs, and spend no where near that much on tackle. When guys like this are launching beside me a the ramp, I usually get asked "you goin' catfishin'?" No, and just shake my head.

Don't get me wrong. I love the nice rigs. Also, I can easily afford one, or even two or three. I just don't need one. I never did, actually.

Would I like to fly across the lake at 80mph like I did in my HydraSport w/150 Merc like I did back 1985? About a 100' rooster tail flying out the back? Yep. Way cool.

Is doing 35mph in my Lowes Stinger w/60 Merc working for me? Yep. For what I do on the lake, works just fine, AND is can get places the other guys don't want to go.

Please, don't think I'm jealous. I'm really not. It's just the opposite.

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#11940743 - 11/18/16 04:40 PM Re: Money and fishing [Re: dk2429]
Curtbass Offline
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Registered: 04/17/15
Posts: 640
Loc: Grand Prairie, Tx
Ditto... im not as mad at them green fish as i was 20 yrs ago. LOL

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#11940744 - 11/18/16 04:42 PM Re: Money and fishing [Re: dk2429]
IIIMag Offline
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Registered: 08/24/09
Posts: 932
Not much about bass fishing is rational. Lots of other factors outrank rational. Would take a team of analysts to help us all understand our motivations!

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#11940755 - 11/18/16 04:59 PM Re: Money and fishing [Re: dk2429]
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Registered: 04/25/16
Posts: 386
Loc: Lake Fork
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#11940771 - 11/18/16 05:14 PM Re: Money and fishing [Re: dk2429]
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Registered: 01/15/04
Posts: 12408
Loc: Mansfield, Tx.
Its more about having fun doing something you love to do.

How much are tickets to pro football and baseball games now? I have no idea because I don't go.

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#11940817 - 11/18/16 05:43 PM Re: Money and fishing [Re: dk2429]
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Registered: 05/14/14
Posts: 1140
Loc: texas
If I could afford a new Ranger w-250 SHO, 12" HDS front and back, Minnkota Fortrex and 2- 10' Talons I'd buy one in a minute. Problem is I can't afford it. I have no problem with those that can though. Wave when you go by.

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#11940824 - 11/18/16 05:50 PM Re: Money and fishing [Re: FlatBack4]
scott01 Offline
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Registered: 06/07/02
Posts: 12486
Loc: Bedford
Originally Posted By: FlatBack4
It see this all the time. Thirty years ago, I used to be one of them. Now, I use much less expensive rigs, and spend no where near that much on tackle. When guys like this are launching beside me a the ramp, I usually get asked "you goin' catfishin'?" No, and just shake my head.

Don't get me wrong. I love the nice rigs. Also, I can easily afford one, or even two or three. I just don't need one. I never did, actually.

Would I like to fly across the lake at 80mph like I did in my HydraSport w/150 Merc like I did back 1985? About a 100' rooster tail flying out the back? Yep. Way cool.

Is doing 35mph in my Lowes Stinger w/60 Merc working for me? Yep. For what I do on the lake, works just fine, AND is can get places the other guys don't want to go.

Please, don't think I'm jealous. I'm really not. It's just the opposite.


Not calling anyone a liar, but I highly doubt you could ever get a true 80 mph with a Hydrasport and 150 hp outboard, especially a carbed engine in 1985. 60 mph might have been tops.

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#11940826 - 11/18/16 05:55 PM Re: Money and fishing [Re: FlatBack4]
Smurfs Offline
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Registered: 01/31/14
Posts: 1815
Loc: Fort Worth
Originally Posted By: FlatBack4
It see this all the time. Thirty years ago, I used to be one of them. Now, I use much less expensive rigs, and spend no where near that much on tackle. When guys like this are launching beside me a the ramp, I usually get asked "you goin' catfishin'?" No, and just shake my head.

Don't get me wrong. I love the nice rigs. Also, I can easily afford one, or even two or three. I just don't need one. I never did, actually.

Would I like to fly across the lake at 80mph like I did in my HydraSport w/150 Merc like I did back 1985? About a 100' rooster tail flying out the back? Yep. Way cool.

Is doing 35mph in my Lowes Stinger w/60 Merc working for me? Yep. For what I do on the lake, works just fine, AND is can get places the other guys don't want to go.

Please, don't think I'm jealous. I'm really not. It's just the opposite.

OMG
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#11940834 - 11/18/16 06:02 PM Re: Money and fishing [Re: dk2429]
Bruce Allen Offline
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Registered: 06/11/06
Posts: 1892
Loc: Lake Fork, Texas
at least there are no green fees and clubhouse dues, besides all of those white balls and drivers


Edited by Bruce Allen (11/18/16 06:03 PM)
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#11940850 - 11/18/16 06:12 PM Re: Money and fishing [Re: dk2429]
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Registered: 05/04/02
Posts: 13317
Loc: Hurst, TX
Another thing I've come to realize as I get older is their are about a half dozen ways I like to catch em based on time of year. I get to pick my lake based on time of year and current conditions. It they ain't biting on what I like to throw it's no big deal. I'm not concerned about going home fish-less.

After all, the catching part is a small part of why I go.

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#11940853 - 11/18/16 06:16 PM Re: Money and fishing [Re: scott01]
BMCD Offline
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Registered: 11/01/02
Posts: 3593
Loc: Katy, Texas US
80 might be stretching it. My dad had a plus 70 17'6" glassstream with a 150. Boats were alot lighter back then.

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#11940858 - 11/18/16 06:18 PM Re: Money and fishing [Re: dk2429]
BMCD Offline
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Registered: 11/01/02
Posts: 3593
Loc: Katy, Texas US
Won a aba bassmaster event in a borrowed 1996 r85 ranger. I was the oldest boat there. Also won out of my Nitros. It aint the boat, but they sure are nice.

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#11940925 - 11/18/16 07:02 PM Re: Money and fishing [Re: scott01]
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Registered: 11/21/08
Posts: 4186
Loc: somervell county
Originally Posted By: scott01
Originally Posted By: FlatBack4
It see this all the time. Thirty years ago, I used to be one of them. Now, I use much less expensive rigs, and spend no where near that much on tackle. When guys like this are launching beside me a the ramp, I usually get asked "you goin' catfishin'?" No, and just shake my head.

Don't get me wrong. I love the nice rigs. Also, I can easily afford one, or even two or three. I just don't need one. I never did, actually.

Would I like to fly across the lake at 80mph like I did in my HydraSport w/150 Merc like I did back 1985? About a 100' rooster tail flying out the back? Yep. Way cool.

Is doing 35mph in my Lowes Stinger w/60 Merc working for me? Yep. For what I do on the lake, works just fine, AND is can get places the other guys don't want to go.

Please, don't think I'm jealous. I'm really not. It's just the opposite.


Not calling anyone a liar, but I highly doubt you could ever get a true 80 mph with a Hydrasport and 150 hp outboard, especially a carbed engine in 1985. 60 mph might have been tops.
Felt like 80 pre-GPS days. I had a Tidecraft Wildfire that would bust 70 with a Mariner Mag 150 and that lightweight chinewalking POS felt like 90. You can tell who embellishes when they feel compelled to tell everyone "I could easily afford a new rig or two or three...." cool
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