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#12381120 - 08/10/17 07:11 PM Re: must read article about snobery in fishing [Re: Ol Man River]
grout-scout Offline
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Registered: 12/08/08
Posts: 6412
Loc: Boerne, Texas
Originally Posted By: Ol Man River
Thanks for sharing, nice article! As expected, many on this forum will not truly understand.....hence they will become defensive...lol.


How does an article about meeting someone's budget, then gets twisted by the OP to calling people snobs because he's too lazy to work hard make us defensive? Just means that the OP didn't understand the article.

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#12381217 - 08/10/17 08:23 PM Re: must read article about snobery in fishing [Re: Huckleberry]
eyeball Offline
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Originally Posted By: Huckleberry

I can afford this



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



Whats that top one. Ive had plenty of those bottom ones.
Back about '67 those 5000Cs were real sweet. I still have a couple of the later silver round profile ones that will cast a lure with weight farther than i can cast the same lure or croaker with my high dollar Revo supreme or diawa.

If that top one casts farther, i want to price it.
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#12381514 - 08/11/17 12:33 AM Re: must read article about snobery in fishing [Re: Jamoke]
Larry M Offline
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Registered: 03/02/16
Posts: 58
Loc: Karnes City, TX
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...


So basically your whining because you see people with gear you cant afford!
This whole thing was a waste of time. Blah Blah Blah

I have cheap rods and reels and I have $300 reels that I have had for 12 years and just tune them and replace parts. IMO People can fish what ever they want so long as it doesnt put them bankrupt.


Edited by Larry M (08/11/17 12:42 AM)
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#12381625 - 08/11/17 07:37 AM Re: must read article about snobery in fishing [Re: Jamoke]
Muzzlebrake Offline
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Registered: 12/26/14
Posts: 1630
Loc: Euless
Caught my biggest 2 fish ever with a $15 Zebco 33 K-Mart combo from the bank fishing the same creek same spot but different years. Why can't I do as good from my $20K boat with $150 rods & reels? Just don't make no sense frown


Edited by Muzzlebrake (08/11/17 07:39 AM)
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#12381633 - 08/11/17 07:47 AM Re: must read article about snobery in fishing [Re: eyeball]
Huckleberry Offline
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Registered: 10/10/07
Posts: 17200
Loc: Lake Gaston, VA
Originally Posted By: eyeball
Originally Posted By: Huckleberry

I can afford this



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



Whats that top one. Ive had plenty of those bottom ones.
Back about '67 those 5000Cs were real sweet. I still have a couple of the later silver round profile ones that will cast a lure with weight farther than i can cast the same lure or croaker with my high dollar Revo supreme or diawa.

If that top one casts farther, i want to price it.


Shimano Antares $599.00

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#12381827 - 08/11/17 09:36 AM Re: must read article about snobery in fishing [Re: Jamoke]
T Bird Offline
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Registered: 03/07/10
Posts: 5154
Loc: Temple, Texas USA
Quote "Shimano Antares $599.00"

I'd have to buy a life jacket for it.
scared

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#12381936 - 08/11/17 10:57 AM Re: must read article about snobery in fishing [Re: T Bird]
basscaster46 Offline
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Registered: 03/03/06
Posts: 690
Loc: Red Oak, TX
This place is getting like BBC everybody pays cash for 75000. Dollar bass boats. Bet y'all even have a shop full of 1000.00 combos and high end lures to go with it. Maybe people just have gone a little overboard on a lot of this stuff it is just fishing.
You guys are to critical of this guy.

J D popcorn

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#12381956 - 08/11/17 11:15 AM Re: must read article about snobery in fishing [Re: Jamoke]
Happy Birthday Shadetree Offline
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Registered: 09/01/05
Posts: 418
Loc: Port Neches Texas
Yes it's there, we are even teaching it in high school now.
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#12382078 - 08/11/17 12:33 PM Re: must read article about snobery in fishing [Re: Jamoke]
one.more.day.of.life Offline
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Registered: 07/08/10
Posts: 44
Every one of us have a unique story from where our lives started. I was raised with just enough to get me through the early life. Money was tight with 2 hard working Christian parents. We were rich in family and life,just not very wealthy when it came to money. I figured out very young if I wanted something, like a top of the line baseball glove, I worked and saved until I had enough to pay for it. Cut grass, painted houses, etc. First boat was a flat bottom. My son at 5 years old caught his first 5 lb bass out of that old boat. Fished lot of bass tournaments and won a few against the guys who could afford the big bass boats. Over the years I was able to buy a couple of bass boats. Kept my Champion 25 years and sold it to a friend. Still a very nice boat. Bottom line, buy what you can afford, don't look down on others who cannot buy same stuff you have. Don't covet the other guys stuff. If there is something you want - work hard save your money and buy it. I go into Bass Pro and see their $20 baits. I can afford to buy one, I just cain't afford to lose it. LOL. Actually, I hate fishing - I LOVE TO CATCH!!

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#12382094 - 08/11/17 12:35 PM Re: must read article about snobery in fishing [Re: Jamoke]
plk1122 Offline
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Registered: 01/27/15
Posts: 48
I agree, I don't think the article or anything was snubbing anyone. My joy from fishing will not increase because i have a $600.00 reel compared to my joy with $35.00 reels. However if you enjoy fishing like i do and need a $600.00 reel to feel that joy, go for it (or if you just have the money laying around and want it, go for it). When i had my old jon boat, i never felt inferior to more expensive boats at the boat ramp. Never felt inferior to the owner of that boat (& never felt i was better than that owner either). I've never felt or seen people feel jealous of others or snobbish to others at the boat ramp.

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#12382182 - 08/11/17 01:31 PM Re: must read article about snobery in fishing [Re: Jamoke]
Indianation65 Offline
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Registered: 05/07/13
Posts: 8091
Loc: Richardson, Texas
There is such a thing as a $600 reel???

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#12382262 - 08/11/17 02:28 PM Re: must read article about snobery in fishing [Re: basscaster46]
grout-scout Offline
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Registered: 12/08/08
Posts: 6412
Loc: Boerne, Texas
Originally Posted By: basscaster46
This place is getting like BBC everybody pays cash for 75000. Dollar bass boats. Bet y'all even have a shop full of 1000.00 combos and high end lures to go with it. Maybe people just have gone a little overboard on a lot of this stuff it is just fishing.
You guys are to critical of this guy.

J D popcorn



Nah, I bought a used boat and paid $25k cash for it. I might buy a new one next year and put a down pymt of $35k on it, finance the rest. Or I might just keep my current boat, only live once though. Combos costing $1k??? Nah, I'm too cheap for that $400 is my limit.

Maybe the OP is too critical of everyone else? popcorn

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#12382623 - 08/11/17 06:47 PM Re: must read article about snobery in fishing [Re: Jamoke]
TCK73 Offline
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Registered: 03/26/15
Posts: 3180
Loc: Jack County
Originally Posted By: Jamoke
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


Just curious here, do you consider us that frequent the whites/hyb/stripes snobby?

Seriously though, you need to read the article again and think about it. You missed the point.

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#12383859 - 08/12/17 08:47 PM Re: must read article about snobery in fishing [Re: Jamoke]
HItec Redneck Offline
Angler

Registered: 05/28/08
Posts: 308
Loc: Houston, Tx
If you can afford the finest stuff made then buy it and use it. $1000 rods or a cane pole it don't matter. Pirogue or Ranger, still don't matter. Treat people with respect, enjoy your toys and the blessings that God has given you and make the best of it.

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#12384136 - 08/13/17 07:18 AM Re: must read article about snobery in fishing [Re: grout-scout]
wh2004 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/17/10
Posts: 2341
Loc: Weatherford, TX
Originally Posted By: grout-scout
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.


Nobody cares what you buy. The article is about people asking about gear in price range A and being told they need to buy in price range Z. That doesn't help the person who's asking about what he can afford. I call it elitism.

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