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#12318182 - 06/30/17 09:07 AM I can't quit buying fly fishing gear
Gamblingman Offline
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Registered: 05/18/16
Posts: 41
Loc: Winona

I am starting to think I have an obsession with fly fishing gear. I find myself searching ebay looking for deals on just about anything. I bought a 4wt rod a couple months ago and now I am already wanting a 8wt.
I buy flys by the dozen it seems like weekly.
I have discovered I like furled leaders so I want to try them all. I have a mono,floro and I just ordered a nylon leader.
I am definitely not wealthy so I might need a intervention. smile

Paul
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#12318207 - 06/30/17 09:20 AM Re: I can't quit buying fly fishing gear [Re: Gamblingman]
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Registered: 02/05/06
Posts: 1406
Loc: Farmers Branch/Sulphur Bluff
40% of fly fishing gear at Gander Mountain, 50% off line and leaders.....in Lewisville at store closing. Should be the same in Tyler.

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#12318219 - 06/30/17 09:27 AM Re: I can't quit buying fly fishing gear [Re: Gamblingman]
Floon Swenson Offline
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Registered: 09/06/16
Posts: 833
Not sure if this is an effective intervention, but this is a pretty good deal if you need an extra reel for that 4wt:

http://www.orvis.com/p/ampere-electron-ii-reel/2na6

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#12318262 - 06/30/17 09:50 AM Re: I can't quit buying fly fishing gear [Re: Gamblingman]
RexW Offline
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Registered: 09/24/02
Posts: 3003
Loc: Sherman, TX
There is a very easy solution. Just start tying your own flies.

Then you will spend all of your money on fly tying materials and you won't have any money left to buy more fly fishing gear...


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#12318299 - 06/30/17 10:14 AM Re: I can't quit buying fly fishing gear [Re: Gamblingman]
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Registered: 04/04/14
Posts: 3130
Loc: Brenham, TX
Man, you guys are just plain cold. He says he needs help and you just feed the addiction grin

By the way, you can find some awesome deals on Craigslist. I got 2 fly reels and 7 fly boxes with flies for $50 one time.

And nothing like tying your own unique flies and catching fish on them either.

Sorry, we are all the same and have no cure for the addiction so we try to feed it a little at a time. A 30 dollar fly line on sale on Ebay here, Some fly hooks and hackle from BPs next week, a Cabela's glass rod on sale the following week...............................

We ask ourselves the same questions. If I buy that 9 ft rod will I get more distance or feel or a better presentation? If I tie that fly in white will I catch more fish than Robert Hunter?

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#12318729 - 06/30/17 03:35 PM Re: I can't quit buying fly fishing gear [Re: Floon Swenson]
skeeterK Offline
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Registered: 05/11/17
Posts: 175
Loc: Stagecoach, TX
Originally Posted By: Floon Swenson
Not sure if this is an effective intervention, but this is a pretty good deal if you need an extra reel for that 4wt:

http://www.orvis.com/p/ampere-electron-ii-reel/2na6



I have the same problem and then saw this response with the Orvis reel on sale. I have two different sized rods and 2 flylines for each. Seeing this sale solves my issue of whether to get extra spools that cost more than this reel. Thanks for the link! Also want to try some of those articulated streamers. I know bass will love them.


Edited by skeeterK (06/30/17 03:38 PM)

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#12319172 - 06/30/17 09:35 PM Re: I can't quit buying fly fishing gear [Re: Gamblingman]
formula462 Offline
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Registered: 09/08/13
Posts: 1630
Loc: arlington, tx
I don't have time for this I'm bidding on a couple Sage rods on ebay

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#12319382 - 07/01/17 05:26 AM Re: I can't quit buying fly fishing gear [Re: formula462]
Turf Dawg Offline
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Registered: 07/30/12
Posts: 1874
Loc: Gainesville [Callisburg]
Originally Posted By: formula462
I don't have time for this I'm bidding on a couple Sage rods on ebay



If one of them is a Sage ESN get it because u will love it. My ESN 10' 4wt is my favorite rod for most everything trout stream related
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#12319441 - 07/01/17 07:31 AM Re: I can't quit buying fly fishing gear [Re: formula462]
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Registered: 08/12/10
Posts: 9160
Loc: Feeding Time
Originally Posted By: formula462
I don't have time for this I'm bidding on a couple Sage rods on ebay

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#12319563 - 07/01/17 09:30 AM Re: I can't quit buying fly fishing gear [Re: Gamblingman]
Lloyd5 Offline
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Registered: 06/02/14
Posts: 557
Loc: Bosque County, Texas
There's definitely an endorphin rush that hits just after hitting the "buy" button. It's similar to the endorphin rush of when a fish hits.

There is no cure except bankruptcy. And even that is not a sure cure.

You can, however, ameliorate the effects by going fishing - it is harder to make purchases when you are fishing.
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#12320370 - 07/01/17 09:58 PM Re: I can't quit buying fly fishing gear [Re: Gamblingman]
S-S Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 06/06/09
Posts: 844
Loc: Denton
You get over it.

After a couple years you realize you only use maybe 20% of that soviet arms cache of fly gear. Then you grind your teeth thinking about how much it all cost you. Then you watch in glee as many people of your former self march right into cabelas to get their 5th pair of forceps, 3rd chest pack, and all the other stuff that makes you look like you're about to invade Poland.
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#12320378 - 07/01/17 10:05 PM Re: I can't quit buying fly fishing gear [Re: Gamblingman]
S-S Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 06/06/09
Posts: 844
Loc: Denton
Fyi, I went through the same episode about 6 or 7 years ago, be it eBay deals, classified ads, and product reviews 24/7. Reality catches up eventually. You then realize the true virtue of discovery isn't looking at and buying new equipment, but seeing your current equipment through a different lens.

Fly fishing is meant to be simplistic. Besides, when I'm standing a foot in water, the last thing I care about my latest purchase.
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#12320858 - 07/02/17 11:34 AM Re: I can't quit buying fly fishing gear [Re: Gamblingman]
Mitt78 Offline
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Registered: 09/20/16
Posts: 161
Loc: South Irvin
I can't says as I have ever had an addiction to buying fly fishing equipment. In fact I have never bought a single fly. I started out tying before I started fishing. When I do have an urge to buy something I go fishing and think about the possible purchase while I'm out there. If after that I think it's worth it I'll get it. However the last fly fishing purchase I got was a sort of impulse buy. I found a pair of Simms rip rap shoes st 40% off. But I had been needing some new wading shoes for a while. My old ones are starting to fall apart.

Now off-roading and camping equipment that is sn addiction for me.

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#12324022 - 07/04/17 07:30 PM Re: I can't quit buying fly fishing gear [Re: Gamblingman]
TioPick Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 09/27/16
Posts: 100
Loc: Paradise on the Rio
Many moons ago I was at a buddy's house and we went in through the garage. He had a jumble of fishing rods in a corner. I suggested that we could figure out how to hang and organize them. He corrected me. With just a jumble of rods his wife could not tell f a new one had joined them. I learned something. Besides there is a need to be prepared just in case one is presented the opportunity. Do you know anyone with only one guitar? Only one gun? Do you have only one pan in the kitchen (I cook as well). Fly tying material is like doing an inventory of beauty products in the house (Don't go there).

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#12328800 - 07/07/17 06:10 PM Re: I can't quit buying fly fishing gear [Re: Gamblingman]
Gamblingman Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 05/18/16
Posts: 41
Loc: Winona
Bought a 2wt rod today on the bay. Now I need another reel,line and backing and leaders to match up with the 2wt rod smile
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