I started taking photos for insurance purposes was laying rods out in batches of about 6 at a time on the patio table, I had about 6 tables worth and 2 tables full of reels, I got bored before I got to poles, boxes and luggage etc as I kept finding stuff that I forgot that I had....so the answer is probably a lot ......but not enough
Tbh I’m fairly happy with my tackle at the moment. I’m going to get an 11ft acolyte ultra feeder for the next river season but that’s the only certain addition rod or reel wise atm. I’m thinking of getting an upgrade on the shimano exage, possibly a 14ft float rod and I like the look of the drennan specialists but they are probably fairly unlikely atm so I don’t think I’ll be buying much more for a while.
Ah a willy waving thread, well let's see if mine turns out to be Donkey Kong or a 2 incher
Started off just over a couple years ago after a long hiatus (since childhood really) of not fishing, bought a job lot of piking gear from ebay for £350 including 2 Wychwood Agitator 10ft deadbait rods and 2 Fox EOS 10000 reels with a whole host of other piking related stuff.
Fast forward a year or so to last summer and finally got the itch to take up coarse fishing again on a local pond so not knowing any better i bought a Korum all rounder 12ft 1.5lb rod (50 notes i think) and a Korum Axis 3000 reel (40 notes?) and used it for waggler and feeder, i didn't know about clipping up yet with feeders so was a bit hit and miss, but managed to fluke some nice fish. Eventually bought a MAP ACS 4000 reel (2nd hand, 30 notes) so i could learn about clipping up
Couple months later got the upgrade itch again and bought a Daiwa Yank n Bank 10ft (80 notes) method rod (realising i needed a proper tip rod) and a Cadence CS10 3000 reel (90 notes) (just missed out on the cadence 2 for 1 by a couple days!!) and this served me for pretty much all of my tip rod fishing for the rest of the year.
Fast forward to September / October and pike season is almost upon us again, Dad has retired now and i take him fishing quite a lot, but don't have enough gear for both of us to go deadbaiting. I donate my Wychwood Agitators and Fox EOS reels to him (even though he only fishes one rod) and decide to treat myself to brand new pike rods and reels that should hopefully last me 20 years.
I buy an 8ft 40-80g Daiwa Prorex E spinning rod and an 18 Prorex V LT 3000 reel for my lure setup (about 200 notes all together) and hasn't had much use yet with the s**t weather.
Also invested in 2x Greys Prowla Platinum 12ft 3lb deadbait rods and 2x 5500 Shimano Ultegra XTC CI4+ for my deadbait setup (600 notes worth of rods and reels) So my piking gear has cost me about £800 so far this winter and that's without all the terminal tackle i keep buying
Looking ahead to the warmer weather i've got a bit of an upgrade on for the coming year, decided to invest in a better rod and reel for float fishing and considering how impressed i was with the Greys pike rods i thought i'd give their coarse stuff a go.
Bought an 11ft Greys Prodigy TXL Specimen (£70) for waggler work, this will be my allround float rod for tench and mudpigs
Paired it with the fantastic Magsealed Daiwa EM MS 2506h for £50 from Bobco.
Looked to do some Distance feeder work this year and i've decided i need 2 rods for this, one place i need a 75yd chuck where the Carp can go to 30lbs so settled on:
12ft Greys Prodigy TXL Barbel in 2lb t/c with 3 nice tips (£125 i think)
Paired with a Daiwa TDR Distance 25QD (£270 i think)
Thinking about the likes of Barston and Boddington where i might need a bigger chuck i've been thinking about a Daiwa Cast'izm rod or a Tournament SLR which will cost me some more pennies, will be paired with the existing TDR distance.
So apart from chairs, landing nets and pellet wetters, terminal tackle etc, that's pretty much all my tackle so far
I have enough to go fishing where I want at the moment. Bought a Korum Barbel Rod and Baitrunner reel for Barbel fishing the Severn and my dad will be buying a second pair so he can come fishing with me, so I'll have a nice pair soon. The biggest thing I need is a new pole even though the ones I have are usable I want a better one with more topkits. And maybe a new match rod if I decide to do some float fishing on a river.
Am getting an Acolyte Ultra Feeder rod later this year too but my Bream lake doesn't open till August so that can wait.
My selection hasn't cost me or family who have bought stuff for me as presents too much tbf. Aside from the acolyte and saltist at about £170 each and the CR10 at £120 (did get 2 for 1 on that though) everything else has RRPs under £100 with most in the £40-80 bracket and a few less.
Only really excessive tackle purchase I've made was me and dad buying our little boat, we're about £3000 into that between us on what was a completely impulsive purchase lol
I have inventoried my fishing tackle, even all my hooks and all other small items (I stopped counting split shot below No.4) and I have to say that I like my inventory list very much. It has become a big excel table in which all is listed. Also about every item there is information about date of purchase, condition, maintenance, etc...
ive got more rods, poles and reels than my local tackle shop had on display before it shut last year...im not bragging or even saying ive got excessive amounts...just the poor state of how bad my local tackle shop got...i bet its not the only one
42 rods, 6 poles/whips/margin poles and 39 reels I think
About half of them have been used in the last 12 months, half of the remainder will probably see the bank at some point this year (that's if it ever stops raining) and the rest will probably gather dust until I decide to switch around the rods I'm going to have ready made and those I make up on the bank.
You counted EVERY piece of shot , wow, that's commitment. I remember when I had my tackle stolen years ago, listed all that I could think of for insurance co. The stuff I missed amounted to a fair chunk of extra I needed to spend,hooks,floats,shot, even line on the reels, it all adds up. I must have 20+rods,3 poles,2 seatboxes, but only about 6 reels. I may have to check and make a list, just in case lightening strikes twice.
I just listed 16 rods some of which I've had for nearly 30 years - I decided it would take too long to list the reels as well so I deleted everything. I have three float rods, one the Drennan 13ft alolyte ultra, the second Daiwa's TD 10'6" commercial rod for f1s & carp waggler work. Last but not least is my local competition winning Daiwa Whisker 13ft spliced tip rod which is now lovingly stored after nearly 30 years of brilliant service. I have 2 carp rods, both for short range work, and the balance is made up of feeders one or two of which I shall sell or give away to newbies to the sport. I have about the same number of reels mostly stored in made up form with the rods in sleeves. I sold my sea and lure fishing stuff a while back after l lost my mobility