Monday, April 19, 2010

Fly Fishing Gear..How Much is Too Much?

Can You Ever Truly Have Too Much?

I was over at a friend's house the other day and we got to talking about fly fishing gear. What gear he has, what he wants, what his wife will let him have and what he can buy without her knowing. Somewhat of a harmonious relationship, he sneaks to buy more gear and she secretly buys things he doesn't know about.

Some buddies I know have limited gear, hey that's cool, whatever gets the job done and everyone has their favorite rod to use so no matter how many 5 weights or 7 weights you can own, you know you're always going to use that go to favorite!

Another buddy I know who lives in Alaska should be seeing a therapist regarding his addiction, uhh when you reach the 12-20 fly rod status you either break a ton of rods or you just can have enough G loomis, Orvis, Sages or Scott rods. I personally won't speak of how many I own, it doesn't matter really, I just keep buying more each year and hope my bank account will support it.

One thing is for certain, once you reach the level of chasing various species, the Saltwater game and travel destinations, the need for higher weight rods, 4 piece vs 2pieces all go up and therefore your budget's all good though!

No matter if you own 1 rod or 20, a $50 used Sage, $800 Orvis or $8,000 Hardy reel listed above, whatever makes you happy and your significant other happy, the rest will take care of itself.

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Fishguy said...

I thought my 6 fly rods were a bunch till I started hearing about Addicts like you guys, man that's a bunch of equipment to keep around. Yes I'm jealous but there's no way I would spend $8k on a reel that's crazy.

Troutdawg said...

I started with a few now lost track. Nothing like a few pro deals access to go crazy!

Narwhal said...

I need all my rods! I promise! Now that I have the Spey bug, it will get even worse. I think I am only at 15 or so rods and about 13 reels. So there! Lots of room left in the quiver.

Troutdawg said... do you know I wasn't talking about G smolt? jk Glad to hear he's joining you on the Naknek and you're not allowed to buy more rods before your trip!