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Any specific things you powerless over? What do you find yourself buying more of than anything else?

For me, it’s rods. My reel collection/lineup has always been a priority and while I’m all about unique lures, I’ve simplified that area greatly over the last 6-7 years…but rods are what I “relapse” with constantly. The subtle and not-so-subtle differences in so many blanks/tapers/powers are what I’m addicted to experiencing. After all, rods are an extension of your arm. Having the right tool for imparting action, detecting/capitalizing on bites, working structure or cover, accurately casting, wrenching em out of nasty stuff, keeping fish pinned, etc is what I deem most important in the equation. And with all the obscure, small builders out there…it’s a never-ending rabbit hole for me. 

What gets you to do damage to your bank account every time? 

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Weakness? Nice legs 😍 🤣 

 

Custom reels no doubt for me. I have upgraded my rod game a lot the last two years but reels are my weakness. They take me back to my childhood building legos. Once you realize what parts are compatible it is easy. I have 58 Daiwa reels and everyone has been customized, some much more heavily than others


   
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Lol...yeppers.


   
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@kickerfish1 this guy….


   
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First it was swimbaits, then anything DRT. But now it's rods. It's the allure of finding small shops that do small batches and actually CREATE something new and interesting.Designed for their needs and purposes with their best interest in mind. Not catering to other people or "markets".

As of right now I've sort of found myself in a rut where Designo rods are the only thing that "scratches the itch". The darkness will soon call out again though...

Always learning...


   
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Posted by: @pkn8

First it was swimbaits, then anything DRT. But now it's rods. It's the allure of finding small shops that do small batches and actually CREATE something new and interesting.Designed for their needs and purposes with their best interest in mind. Not catering to other people or "markets".

As of right now I've sort of found myself in a rut where Designo rods are the only thing that "scratches the itch". The darkness will soon call out again though...

Agreed…the more obscure, the better. Those passion-driven, unique, quality builders really set the bar high, IMO.

Dig deeper, there’s still some really cool stuff out there…🤘🏼

 


   
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@rise Vintage crank baits and JDM Daiwa reels is my issue.....The TD-Z reels are like the hot new girl at the strip bar for me.....lol.


   
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Had to think this over and eventually realized that ‘most’ was relevant for me. I’ve been in acquisition mode for rods, reels, baits at one time or another. We all have. But I have many times more baits and certainly more total scratch in expenditure with them. It’s not a fixation for me as much as curiosity though. But I did have a go around with lines once upon a time. I didn’t want to, I had to, basically to end my internal debate. I often tried new products as they became available, which lead to confusion.

Personally, I thank JDM for this. Hard to see and feel products existing overseas, you feel me? But I wanted to find my comfort zone again, having stemmed from old school mono experience as a kid. While comparative junk versus most modern options, back then at least I knew what I could get away with. As years passed more and more USDM products arrived, more and more JDM products arrived, plus others from different regions, effectively creating a mass option smorgasbord. For real, have any of you truly looked at the hundreds of line options out there? Some brands even alter blend depending on test diameter. Of which, true diameter is….? I mean, come on… So, I set out to find a happy place. And I had fun doing it.


   
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Reel’s because of the mechanical connection and overall “feel” of the reel 

RODs esp JDM because of action feell sensitivity 

lures because I’m a kid at heart 


   
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Posted by: @goldrod

Reel’s because of the mechanical connection and overall “feel” of the reel 

RODs esp JDM because of action feell sensitivity 

lures because I’m a kid at heart 

Good stuff. 

 


   
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