Broke the number 1 rule - waggled a rod in a shop

OldTaff

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@OldTaff just get it bought, or give the fox rage warrior ultralight a waggle a that’s equally as impressive and a few quid cheaper.

Was thinking about this most of the afternoon and about where my priorities are at the moment - I have a Dawes road bike tucked up under covers in my garage which hasn’t turned a wheel in nearly 10yrs. When we go out as a family on bikes I always use my Giant Boulder which is a far more comfortable ride. Haven’t parted with it yet as I keep thinking “I might get back into road riding” but realistically I never will.

It would fund the rod and a nice 1000 reel too plus a few other angling niceties I’ve had on a list for ages such as a pole sock, folding predator landing net and box footplate.

Time to get my act together and heave a clear out.
 

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Is it just me?
I see something, I want it, I need it, I can't do without it, my life is incomplete until I have it.......
I buy it
I lose interest in it altogether
Then I see something........;)
No. It's not just you. Alas. I just bought two Daiwa GS LTD 3000. That I really don't need. Not even closely. But they were quite unexpensive, and they had only the two of left. I have to work really hard on impulse control.
 

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Is it just me?
I see something, I want it, I need it, I can't do without it, my life is incomplete until I have it.......
I buy it
I lose interest in it altogether
Then I see something........;)
Sportsman, It’s not just you but I think you have an extreme form of the affliction. Browsing can be a very expensive past time.

My worst case was about 30 years ago and all I did was take our touring caravan back to the storage facility. I made the mistake of agreeing to look around the new models on display and went home about six grand lighter.

The next event that raised my awareness of the danger occurred a few days later. Our craftiest daughters reaction to my refusal to buy her some useless item of clothing was ‘Well can we just go out and look at some then’

Now there’s no need to stop visiting tackle shops, this is an important aspect of our sport but try to reduce the frequency of all other form of shopping and never ever go to places like car showrooms.
 

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I once went into our local ford dealers for a part for my dad's Escort Ghia and came out the proud owner of an ex demo 2.8 Capri...!
 

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I’m not so bad in tackle shops, I manage to keep most of the urges under control, plus my locals don’t carry a huge inventory anyway.

I struggle more when I’m browsing online, especially if red wine has been consumed. On an alarmingly regular basis I order stuff on a Sunday night after a match when I convince myself that I need something.

Since starting fishing in October 2020, I’ve kitted myself out with everything from scratch, I dread to think of what the total number must be over the last 14 months.

Still, you can’t take it with you, and if the bills are paid, there’s food on the table and the family want for nothing, I don’t see a problem with treating yourself 👍👍
 

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Was thinking about this most of the afternoon and about where my priorities are at the moment - I have a Dawes road bike tucked up under covers in my garage which hasn’t turned a wheel in nearly 10yrs. When we go out as a family on bikes I always use my Giant Boulder which is a far more comfortable ride. Haven’t parted with it yet as I keep thinking “I might get back into road riding” but realistically I never will.

It would fund the rod and a nice 1000 reel too plus a few other angling niceties I’ve had on a list for ages such as a pole sock, folding predator landing net and box footplate.

Time to get my act together and heave a clear out.

I’ve been slowly selling all sorts of stuff on eBay to fund various new bits of gear. A couple of guitars, hifi separates, guitar stands, cables, pedals... never miss them once they’re gone. Got a couple of guitars that are lifetime guitars so they’re not going anywhere and they do get played.
 

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Ahem.... I have the same problem....😭
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A long time ago I was in Danson Angling tackle shop and got involved in a discussion with another customer about rods we would want. Mine was a Normark Titan 2000 but I said that it was far too expensive. Trevor the owner is never one to miss an opportunity to make a profit asked if I would consider a secondhand one for only £200 and produced one from behind the counter. I then made the fatal mistake of touching it.
The thoughts going through my mind that maybe the missus won’t kill me or maybe I can sneak it in the house were compounded by the other customer saying that if I didn’t buy it he would.
I was finally sunk by Trevor saying that he knew that there was no way I could leave the shop without the rod. I still have it and it was worth every penny and I can sell for what I paid for it.
 

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Hmmmmmm,

When I returned to angling I said I wouldn't get drawn in to spending a lot, budget tackle (the fish won't know), second hand from fleabay (the fish won't know). Be sensible - there are other things more important to spend your money on.
I'm just (only just) about sticking to it. But now the house alterations are done, the garden's finished - I look at whatever tackle, and it's like I don't know that I need it, but then I don't know that I don't. Do I?
 

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All of my kit is secondhand so this would be the first brand new item I will have bought (other than terminal tackle) in almost 2.5yrs of my fishing part 2 adventures and then I’d need a new reel to go with it

Very slippery slope but it is such a lovely rod :love:

Oh for Bennett’s of Sheffield :LOL:
 

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Fishing a canal a very long time ago , i spoke to a fellow fishing with a brand new pole
he said ive bought it from Bennets of Sheffield,
but wife doesnt know ha ha, i said why the hell not.
I didnt have that trouble with my wife
 

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Hmmmmmm,

When I returned to angling I said I wouldn't get drawn in to spending a lot, budget tackle (the fish won't know), second hand from fleabay (the fish won't know). Be sensible - there are other things more important to spend your money on.
I'm just (only just) about sticking to it. But now the house alterations are done, the garden's finished - I look at whatever tackle, and it's like I don't know that I need it, but then I don't know that I don't. Do I?
What we know (knowns).
What we know we don't know (known unknowns).
And then what we don't know we don't know (unknowns unknowns).
 

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I’m not so bad in tackle shops, I manage to keep most of the urges under control, plus my locals don’t carry a huge inventory anyway.

I struggle more when I’m browsing online, especially if red wine has been consumed. On an alarmingly regular basis I order stuff on a Sunday night after a match when I convince myself that I need something.

Since starting fishing in October 2020, I’ve kitted myself out with everything from scratch, I dread to think of what the total number must be over the last 14 months.

Still, you can’t take it with you, and if the bills are paid, there’s food on the table and the family want for nothing, I don’t see a problem with treating yourself 👍👍
I bet your missus doesn’t think the same way about your fishing tackle🥴😳
 

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A long time ago I was in Danson Angling tackle shop and got involved in a discussion with another customer about rods we would want. Mine was a Normark Titan 2000 but I said that it was far too expensive. Trevor the owner is never one to miss an opportunity to make a profit asked if I would consider a secondhand one for only £200 and produced one from behind the counter. I then made the fatal mistake of touching it.
The thoughts going through my mind that maybe the missus won’t kill me or maybe I can sneak it in the house were compounded by the other customer saying that if I didn’t buy it he would.
I was finally sunk by Trevor saying that he knew that there was no way I could leave the shop without the rod. I still have it and it was worth every penny and I can sell for what I paid for it.
Trevor did exactly the same with the other 6 Normark's he had stored outback!....(y).....He had a tidy holiday that year....:ROFLMAO:
 
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