Are you a tackle whore? Show us your pic's or give us a story.

Discussion in 'San Diego Long Range fishing Reports' started by Soda Pop, Aug 24, 2017.

  1. 45king

    45king Tuna smasher

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    Hi my name is danny and I have a problem!!'

    First memory of life was fishing with my pops and uncles! Been hooked ever since!

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  2. Fishybuzz

    Fishybuzz fishybuzz

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    But did you keep all the reels that they updated?
     
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  3. Olddog8

    Olddog8 Well-Known "Member"

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    After seeing all your posts, I feel inadequate... My stuff is not as organized as it once was...
    And last, got a keep my son having a great time fishing. Probably take him on a long range trip next year.

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  4. Brad I

    Brad I Common Sense Isn't Common Enough

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    I'm kind of doing the reverse right now. This weekend I move the Human Hurricane into the dorms for his freshman year, and my daughter has become a vegan, so neither is going on fishing trips for a while, so I can't really justify having a second back-up to my loaner gear. :o

    So I am selling off a bunch of reels, lots of lures and maybe a couple of more rods. I'll still have enough to outfit two people just fine on anything up to a 10 day fall trip.

    I think that my first time fishing was a trip to the Redondo Barges when I was probably around 8 or 9. Nobody in my family fished, but visiting Uncle Larry did, so he took me and my siblings. I caught a bonita, and remember how hard it was to reel in, especially after the fish left the water and I had to reel it up to the barge. They didn't exactly have RSW then, and the fish sure as heck wasn't bled, so by time we got around to eating it a couple of days later, it tasted like...well, it tasted like old bonita. I didn't dip a line in the ocean for another 25+ years.
     
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  5. fishdoggary

    fishdoggary I do what I want Bitch!

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    Hi my name is Fishdog and I am a tackle whore...
     
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  6. Olddog8

    Olddog8 Well-Known "Member"

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    With any luck she'll get over it. My daughter did, eats meat again. She used to be a fish slayin' fool, now she doesn't want to "hurt them" while hanging out at the sushi restaurant.
     
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  7. hucklongfin

    hucklongfin Deep release specialist

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    I think the last time I counted I was up to around 60 rods and 80 reels. A few more may have snuck through the door since then. I have the space so there's no problem!
     
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  8. Rodless_Jim

    Rodless_Jim I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    My fishing tackle story begins in 2010. That Summer I went on an 8-day trip on Intrepid. In those days, it was called the Wahoodad-Willy charter, because (obviously) the charter masters were Wahoodad and Bill Casper.

    Fishybuzz offered to loan me a rod, and I took the plunge and bought an OC rod. Then Jeff Liu sold me a GUSA 70 Monster. Finally, in the days before the trip, Titan05 offered to loan me a longer rod for throwing jigs (I was so green, I didn't really understand that he meant throwing surface iron...I didn't understand why I wanted a longer rod to yo-yo for yellows). I also bought two Saltist 2-speed reels, a 40 and a 50. These were the first West Coast rods I had ever owned.

    So I go on the trip, and we go to the Alijos Rocks. Most of my trip I am snakebit, but at the end of the third and final day, I hook a big tuna...on my OC rod. An hour and 45 minutes later, it comes over the rail: 122lbs. And I realized that the rod I was using really wasn't up to the job. Oh, that OC is a nice rod, and it will fish 40lbs easy. It does well on fish, even tuna up to 80-90lbs. But past that, the rod is over matched. I came to the realization that if I was going to fish longer trips, I was going to need, or at least want my own rods, rods that were designed for that kind of fishing.

    Now it just so happened that among the many cool people I met on that trip (too many to list) was a guy named Ken Bush. I didn't realize it then, but he is the Ken Bush of "Ken Bush Custom Rods." At the end of the trip, Ken offered build me a rod at a fair price.

    ASIDE: Actually, it was when I was writing and posting the endless trip report I wrote after we got back. Ken read the report, realized how badly I was in need of a good 40lb rod, and figured a way to make me one. Needless to say, I jumped at the offer.

    That first rod from Ken broke the dam. As I have begun to fish longer and longer trips, I have added different rods for different kinds of fishing. Now my list of rods has grown to:

    OC 7HF
    OC 7 XHF
    OC Special Jig
    Calstar West Coast 6460 H
    Calstar Grafighter 700XH
    Calstar Grafighter 770XXH
    Calstar Grafighter 775XXH
    Calstar Grafighter 770XXXH (x2)
    Super Seeker 6460
    Super Seeker 6470XH
    Super Seeker 2x4
    OTI OceanXtreme Popping Rod (7'6" spinning rod)
    Phenix BDH 760XXH
    GUSA 70 Monster Mag
    GUSA Predator (7')
    United Composites Wahoo Jr.
    United Composites Predator (7')
    United Composites Wahoo (8')
    United Composites Centaur (7'6")
    United Composites Viper (7'6")
    United Composites Invictus (7'6")
    United Composites Gladiator (7')

    I think that's all the rods...in San Diego. I have a couple more down here in Mexico. I won't even begin to get into the reels.

    As for photos, here are a couple of peeks at my "fishing closet," a rented storage space in San Diego where I keep my gear between trips.

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  9. Fishybuzz

    Fishybuzz fishybuzz

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    That's good start.....:rolleyes:
     
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  10. Atuna

    Atuna Salt

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    I do have a lot of these. Trouble is, I can't remember what they're for!

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  11. Fincutter

    Fincutter Well-Known "Member"

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    I would love to be a tackle whore, but don't have the budget (one kid in college and another on the way). That said, I got my first reel as a Christmas gift, a Zebco 33. Recently I bought a Quantum Cabo 100 and can't wait to start using it for poppers one month from today. It wasn't until I got an e-mail from Quantum that I realized that Quantim is Zebco. Full circle!
     
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  12. FlotillaKilla

    FlotillaKilla Member

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    This is the funniest crap I have ever read here - and I feel so much better about myself !!!


    Hello, my name is Marc and I am too, am a 'HO
     
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  13. jiggyn

    jiggyn Do you even fish?

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    oh I have a few vintage Truline's LOL
     
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  14. conchydong

    conchydong Untitled

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    Yes I am.
    I have 11 long range rods stored at my nephews house in Chula Vista. I have another 6 set ups in the Philippines and at home in Florida I have 22 rods. Some of my reels do double duty but I believe I have at least 8 spinning reels and 26 conventionals from Ambassadeurs to 12/0s. I have ABU Garcia, Quick DAM, Daiwa, Shimano, Penn, Avet, and Okumas, Rods include Calstar, Star, Seeker, Shimano, Okuma, Ugly Stick, Penn and many others that I cannot even recall.
    Some people invest in stocks and gold. I tell my wife that fishing gear appreciates.
     
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  15. cortezpirasea

    cortezpirasea Pangero

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    You guys scare me...
     
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  16. Tom Honaker

    Tom Honaker Well-Known "Member"

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    The tackle manufacturers got us whore's , right where they want us!
     
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  17. potuna

    potuna Unknown member

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    Here's a mess

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  18. Degowop

    Degowop Newbie

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    Is this the first step to all of your twelve step programs, admitting that you have a problem? I'm still in denial.
     
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  19. Rodless_Jim

    Rodless_Jim I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    No. This is a fire that either burns itself out at some point, or (in most cases) totally consumes you.
     
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  20. Anglewood

    Anglewood Up to no good...

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    Those who know me from this board know that I am a certified gear whore. I went from renting on my first trip, to two rods/reels on my second, to now trying to whittle things down when packing. This last year, I also got inspired to start painting/restoring jigs and that opened up a whole other world of trouble to get into. I only do a couple of big trips a year, so I gotta find something else to do in the off season, right? That's my excuse and I am sticking to it.

    -Connor
     

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