GEAR-QUEER or PURIST?

Discussion in 'Fishing Chit Chat' started by gunzup0331, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. gunzup0331

    gunzup0331 Newbie

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    Is it better to be a GEAR-QUEER with all the bells and whistles, fish finders, bite alarms, battery operated lures, scent attractants, and so on.....(Granted you will catch more fish but takes the thrill out of the hunt)

    Or is better to be all E'l Natural and enjoy the basics of fishing in its purest form. Whether it be a cane pole or rod and reel?

    ***I prefer option #1, and catch my ass off all day!!!:finger:
     
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  2. J.AkuHed

    J.AkuHed I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Be the Tackle Ho! Bells and whistles usually means advanced tech to help you catch more fish. If you want to be purist take up fly fishing. . .
     
  3. DEA

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    +1 for tackle ho! But the good stuff please!

    Leave the battery operated lures, fish stink (unless it's ProCure), bite alarms etc at home. The fish ain't gonna see ya, they're thinking with their stomachs.

    The best tackle you can afford, the best knot you can tie and the best bait/lure at the time = food on the table.

    YMMV
     
  4. gunzup0331

    gunzup0331 Newbie

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    I SECOND THAT!!!!:hali_olutta:
     
  5. jscrib

    jscrib Whale Cock

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    I prefer to fish as opposed to collecting. I use all the gear I have and replace when I need too. Yes, I do buy better quality reels now that I'm older and can afford them. Other than that, I have no need to have a shit load of rods and reels/tackle/gadgets etc. stored in the garage that never get used. Then again, that's just my opinion and I've never been a "tackle ho".

    Plus, I have no problem "not looking cool" when I go fishing.

    I do catch a lot of fish though. :hali_olutta:

    j
     
  6. AKULA683

    AKULA683 STS3(SS)

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    If you are catching fish you already look cool. I have to make up for my lack of catching with shiny tackle and new jigs that still don't work.:rofl:
    Seriously though, it's fun to catch something with your latest find from the tackle shop.
     
  7. Corndog

    Corndog Landlocked

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    i LIKE TO be a little of both. its fun too have fancy shit but at the same time i find it run to grab one of dads 40 year old rods and listen to that fiberglass crackle.
     
  8. jscrib

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    Don't get me wrong, I like having nicer gear now and it's definitely a plus. Especially reels.

    I guess when I think of a "tackle ho" or a "gear queer", I think of people that have 60 rods, 80 reels, 200 irons etc. and hardly use any of it or know how to use half of it. Just spend money on new stuff just to have it. Come to think of it, I guess that's called hoarding. And my friends on here that suffer from that, you know who you are. LOL

    And if you do have all that stuff and use it, then :hali_olutta::hali_olutta::hali_olutta:.

    J

    PS. (this not a slam on anyone, so no internet tears.)
     
  9. dkd711

    dkd711 Skunk Master...

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    Toby,

    The Jigs work fine, I think it's operator error. LOL

    :rofl:
     
  10. AKULA683

    AKULA683 STS3(SS)

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    Lol. I save up excuses so I have them ready as needed.
     

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