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#12198172 - 04/13/17 04:38 PM Paying it forward
B3AR Offline
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Registered: 06/21/15
Posts: 86
Loc: burleson tx
Thought I'd share a story:

Earlier this year I was headed to the lake one afternoon. Of course, Murphy's Law was in full swing and my boat wouldn't crank. An older gentleman came over and asked if I needed any help? I told him it looks like my cranking battery finally bit the dust and he offered to give me his. I offered to pay him and he told me that he planned on buying a new one anyways and to just promise that I would pay it forward when I had the chance.

Recently, I posted my old trolling motor on here to try and reduce the pain of purchasing a new one. Well somebody PM'd me and asked if I could trade a bunch of stuff for it or reduce the price. He mentioned his broke and his daughter had a high school tournament the upcoming weekend. I used it as my opportunity to pay it forward and just gave him the trolling motor. Now I know there will be 5 pages of comments of how I am an idiot and got scammed, but Fishvibestv's recent post about his new boat and all the support he got from other anglers got me motivated to share more stories of anglers helping each other out.

Hope everyone catches some GIANTS this weekend.

Semper Fi
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#12198197 - 04/13/17 04:49 PM Re: Paying it forward [Re: B3AR]
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Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 1023
Loc: Garland,TX
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#12198337 - 04/13/17 06:08 PM Re: Paying it forward [Re: B3AR]
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Registered: 06/09/08
Posts: 2275
Loc: The Great State of Texas
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#12198362 - 04/13/17 06:23 PM Re: Paying it forward [Re: B3AR]
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Glad you were able to help someone in need. Thanks for sharing.
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#12198366 - 04/13/17 06:26 PM Re: Paying it forward [Re: B3AR]
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Registered: 09/25/06
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you did good,.. clap clap

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#12198367 - 04/13/17 06:26 PM Re: Paying it forward [Re: B3AR]
lipjerk Offline
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Registered: 03/04/09
Posts: 2285
Loc: Lantana,Tx
Good on you, what comes around... thumb

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#12198372 - 04/13/17 06:28 PM Re: Paying it forward [Re: B3AR]
Sschofield Offline
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Registered: 04/17/14
Posts: 274
Loc: Denton,Tx
Man that's awesome!
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#12198387 - 04/13/17 06:35 PM Re: Paying it forward [Re: B3AR]
kevine80 Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 11/20/15
Posts: 554
Loc: humble texas
thats good stuff !
thats what makes a man sleep well at night

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#12198413 - 04/13/17 06:54 PM Re: Paying it forward [Re: B3AR]
JoeyC Offline
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Registered: 03/22/12
Posts: 334
Loc: Grand Prairie
Good man. cheers

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#12198430 - 04/13/17 07:07 PM Re: Paying it forward [Re: B3AR]
David Allen Offline
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Registered: 04/22/15
Posts: 40
Perfect!!!!!!

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#12198478 - 04/13/17 07:39 PM Re: Paying it forward [Re: B3AR]
FishVibesTv Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 05/03/15
Posts: 593
Loc: Reno tx
Great story sir!!
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#12198484 - 04/13/17 07:40 PM Re: Paying it forward [Re: B3AR]
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Registered: 01/05/12
Posts: 8417
Loc: Fritch, Tx. - Alba, Tx.
I don't think you're stupid, you did a fine thing.

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#12198487 - 04/13/17 07:42 PM Re: Paying it forward [Re: FishVibesTv]
GIG'EM AGGIES Online   content
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Registered: 05/14/14
Posts: 2487
Loc: texas
Originally Posted By: FishVibesTv
Great story sir!!


D, is that your new rig ?
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#12198495 - 04/13/17 07:46 PM Re: Paying it forward [Re: B3AR]
GIG'EM AGGIES Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 05/14/14
Posts: 2487
Loc: texas
Originally Posted By: Ronin0311
Thought I'd share a story:

Earlier this year I was headed to the lake one afternoon. Of course, Murphy's Law was in full swing and my boat wouldn't crank. An older gentleman came over and asked if I needed any help? I told him it looks like my cranking battery finally bit the dust and he offered to give me his. I offered to pay him and he told me that he planned on buying a new one anyways and to just promise that I would pay it forward when I had the chance.

Recently, I posted my old trolling motor on here to try and reduce the pain of purchasing a new one. Well somebody PM'd me and asked if I could trade a bunch of stuff for it or reduce the price. He mentioned his broke and his daughter had a high school tournament the upcoming weekend. I used it as my opportunity to pay it forward and just gave him the trolling motor. Now I know there will be 5 pages of comments of how I am an idiot and got scammed, but Fishvibestv's recent post about his new boat and all the support he got from other anglers got me motivated to share more stories of anglers helping each other out.

Hope everyone catches some GIANTS this weekend.

Semper Fi


Not an idiot my friend, you're a saint. Good on you.
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#12198508 - 04/13/17 07:52 PM Re: Paying it forward [Re: GIG'EM AGGIES]
FishVibesTv Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 05/03/15
Posts: 593
Loc: Reno tx
Yes sir "GIG'EM AGGIES " it is!
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