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#12379040 - 08/09/17 11:02 AM must read article about snobery in fishing
Jamoke Offline
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Registered: 09/05/07
Posts: 769
Loc: Belton, TX
I am an avid Fishermen, I love to catch Any type of fish. I only keep one or two to eat, the rest go back in the lake. I was raised poor and always had hand me down equipment. I read almost every section of this forum, and I am amazed how wrapped up some people can be about their boat, kayaks, electronics, reels, poles, lures etc. Rarely have a read an article that summed it up better. Let them buy Hobies I assume most of us are hard working folks, think back to when you had your 1rst rod/reel, if you are my age it was probably a Mitchel, Zebco... Some of the fish catchinist folk I have ever known use old equipment, flat bottom boats. If you feel that way you should read this article, it was posted in the Kayak section, but really it pertains to all sections in this forum. JMHO Enjoy

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#12379176 - 08/09/17 12:25 PM Re: must read article about snobery in fishing [Re: Jamoke]
Ranger481 Offline
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Registered: 10/17/16
Posts: 139
Loc: Seguin Texas
Thanks for sharing. Good article.

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#12379207 - 08/09/17 12:53 PM Re: must read article about snobery in fishing [Re: Jamoke]
T Bird Offline
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Registered: 03/07/10
Posts: 4646
Loc: Temple, Texas USA
Am I missing your point? Are you suggesting that those on here who have the means to afford top of the line gear treat those who can't differently and should thus be labeled snobs? confused

If so, that's utterly ridiculous!


Edited by T Bird (08/09/17 01:02 PM)

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#12379233 - 08/09/17 01:15 PM Re: must read article about snobery in fishing [Re: Jamoke]
Huckleberry Offline
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Registered: 10/10/07
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Loc: Lake Gaston, VA

I can afford this



But I use this as not to come off snobish to anyone


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#12379258 - 08/09/17 01:37 PM Re: must read article about snobery in fishing [Re: T Bird]
Jamoke Offline
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Loc: Belton, TX
Originally Posted By: T Bird
Am I missing your point? Are you suggesting that those on here who have the means to afford top of the line gear treat those who can't differently and should thus be labeled snobs? confused

If so, that's utterly ridiculous!


Just sit back and read the posts... With a objective mindset... The only 2 places in the forum that don't consistently come off that way are the Crappie section and the Catfish section, sorry Eurocarpers you messed it up for the rouge fish section... Just sayin... People bash Triton vs skeeters vs Rangers... (don't own any of them) Gotta use a certain fluorocarbon, I don't use it. Heck most of my fish are caught with an H2O mettle and either a Kastmaster, slab or a small jig. Can't leave out $20 or more lures. If that weren't enough, the hooks have to be upgraded from the $20 lures. Everything appears to require KVD's name on it. (I have nothing against the man) I just don't think a lure, is better cause his name is on it. I asked about a homemade Kayak cart in the kayak section only to be told to purchase a brand name cart that cost more than my pawn shop Kayak. I know for a fact there are a lot of people here that catch a lot of fish with simple basic gear. If you can afford the best more power to you... To the rest of us GL out there!!!

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#12379274 - 08/09/17 01:53 PM Re: must read article about snobery in fishing [Re: Jamoke]
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So basically what you and the story are telling us is to tell people who ask about: fluorocarbon, reels, rods, baits, boats, etc.....is that we are supposed to tell them to buy the cheapest thing possible? hmmm I and others buy overpriced fishing junk because we WANT to, nobody is forcing us to spend our money on it and I don't think I'm better (or a snob) because I might spend more on equipment than some others might. You guys that buy the cheaper stuff are the ones thinking that I'm trying to be a snob. I just want nice stuff because I work my rear off to have the right to buy what I want.

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#12379296 - 08/09/17 02:16 PM Re: must read article about snobery in fishing [Re: grout-scout]
Jamoke Offline
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Registered: 09/05/07
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Loc: Belton, TX
Just one question... Do you have Power poles or Talons?


Edited by Jamoke (08/09/17 02:16 PM)

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#12379299 - 08/09/17 02:18 PM Re: must read article about snobery in fishing [Re: Jamoke]
Huckleberry Offline
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Registered: 10/10/07
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Originally Posted By: Jamoke
Just one question... Do you have Power poles or Talons?


I do and they are essential to catching more fish

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#12379300 - 08/09/17 02:20 PM Re: must read article about snobery in fishing [Re: Jamoke]
KQT Offline
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Registered: 06/21/08
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Loc: Dallas and Port A
I got into kayaking because of the Hobie PA 12. The advise I give anyone is save up for what you want and more importantly what you will use. As with most anything you get what you pay for. Got to have it now mentally will cost you down the road. Inexpensive fishing tackle will introduce you to the sport and provide you the opportunity to see if you like it.
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#12379303 - 08/09/17 02:25 PM Re: must read article about snobery in fishing [Re: Huckleberry]
Jamoke Offline
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Registered: 09/05/07
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Loc: Belton, TX
Originally Posted By: Huckleberry
Originally Posted By: Jamoke
Just one question... Do you have Power poles or Talons?


I do and they are essential to catching more fish


Good For you Huckleberry and to everyone else out there that can afford quality gear, Heck I hope I can afford some of that fancy stuff I hear about... Maybe my next life... til then I'll keep using my cheap stuff and catching a few fish now and then...

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#12379307 - 08/09/17 02:30 PM Re: must read article about snobery in fishing [Re: Jamoke]
Huckleberry Offline
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Originally Posted By: Jamoke
Originally Posted By: Huckleberry
Originally Posted By: Jamoke
Just one question... Do you have Power poles or Talons?


I do and they are essential to catching more fish


Good For you Huckleberry and to everyone else out there that can afford quality gear, Heck I hope I can afford some of that fancy stuff I hear about... Maybe my next life... til then I'll keep using my cheap stuff and catching a few fish now and then...


I don't snub my nose at others and I don't think any less of someone who doesn't have power poles though. I would call that kind of a person more than a snob.

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#12379495 - 08/09/17 05:05 PM Re: must read article about snobery in fishing [Re: Jamoke]
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Loc: Boerne, Texas
Originally Posted By: Jamoke
Just one question... Do you have Power poles or Talons?



Neither, fish too deep to waste the money on them.

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#12379501 - 08/09/17 05:14 PM Re: must read article about snobery in fishing [Re: grout-scout]
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Originally Posted By: grout-scout
Originally Posted By: Jamoke
Just one question... Do you have Power poles or Talons?



Neither, fish too deep to waste the money on them.



^^^^^^^^this
But i have some high end equipment that will last three times as long as the cheap stuff.


Edited by Bruce's Guide Service (08/09/17 05:14 PM)
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#12379555 - 08/09/17 05:45 PM Re: must read article about snobery in fishing [Re: Jamoke]
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Loc: Boerne, Texas
Someone explain to me how a shallow water anchor puts you into the "snob" catergory? I'm really struggling to understand this snob argument, pretty sure a person could or not be a snob either way and the items are just tools/toys/items.

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#12379659 - 08/09/17 06:50 PM Re: must read article about snobery in fishing [Re: Jamoke]
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Registered: 08/13/07
Posts: 2020
Loc: Downtown Tomball, Texas
Decent read and his opinion. I fished out of 14' aluminum boats and fiberglass pirogues(way before yaks every appeared!) for years. I was in an aluminum boat with a 25 Merc on it and after being out on a day when it was cold and windy I made the decision to leave that world behind. For the record it was a few days after my 50th birthday.

Moving forward 10 years I am no longer able due to 3 back surgeries along with 6 other orthopedic surgeries to man-handle a boat. I fish by myself and want the safety of a boat. I choose to run a 21' foot boat with bells and whistles, I don't have the latest electronics, don't have color coordinated power poles, use older reels and decent rods. I do not pimp product for anyone, I fish the BFL's, benefit tournaments, and run a boat for high school kids as a volunteer captain. If I am a snob so be it.

Oh wait I have an Ultrex!!!!!!!!!!! Hahahahahaha!

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