How do you define your enthusiasm?

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What's your ceiling between standard tackle and enthusiast tackle?

$200
8
6%
$300
24
17%
$400
26
19%
$500
9
6%
My enthusiasm knows no bounds. If it makes me smile when in my hands, it's enthusiast tackle.
72
52%
 
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How do you define your enthusiasm?

Postby Cal » Tue Dec 27, 2016 1:13 am

Enthusiast tackle is a difficult category to define. The easier method of defining the category is price point. Then again, a $300 fishing reel or rod to one person might be beyond their budget and what they consider enthusiast while another person sees that product as a loaner reel or rod.

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Re: How do you define your enthusiasm?

Postby cortman » Tue Dec 27, 2016 3:51 am

$400 is the ceiling for me. That gear only gets used by me and is added to the arsenal only about 2 pieces a year or so.

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Re: How do you define your enthusiasm?

Postby QUAKEnSHAKE » Tue Dec 27, 2016 4:37 am

Im not one to tell a company Ill spend whatever it takes to get me an item, so I voted $200. I also feel most things are overpriced to begin with and rarely will pay msrp.

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Re: How do you define your enthusiasm?

Postby dhottle » Tue Dec 27, 2016 5:14 am

I voted $400 as well. Over that puts you into the zone for me.

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Re: How do you define your enthusiasm?

Postby tomustang » Tue Dec 27, 2016 10:55 am

I'm perfectly fine in the $150-200 range of rods and reels, Any higher and I consider that treating myself but I will not waste my money on retail.

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Re: How do you define your enthusiasm?

Postby ayo8 » Tue Dec 27, 2016 11:19 am

13-14k on 2016 fishing gear should define my modest enthusiasm. Every year isnt getting cheaper, either, Lol.

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Re: How do you define your enthusiasm?

Postby drewlesch » Tue Dec 27, 2016 12:31 pm

I consider myself an enthusiast when I find a gem I would have payed $400 for, but only pay $200. It's the hunt not the kill.

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Re: How do you define your enthusiasm?

Postby 389Maverick » Tue Dec 27, 2016 1:27 pm

I've heard hookers do pretty nasty stuff for a quick cocaine fix.
That analogy would sum up my tackle addiction....I have no boundaries! :-s 8-[ :lol:
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Re: How do you define your enthusiasm?

Postby Cristo » Wed Dec 28, 2016 7:08 am

In the end to me it has to make you smile. Has to have a look and ultimately practical in my eyes. I say that as in most cases i have utilized my gear pretty steadily as i pretty much have leaned out to more enthusiast only gear in my stable. Some stuff may eventually go on a shelf but no real fun in tht for me. I baby the hell out of my set ups but they certainly have busted bass with other species fresh as well as light salt use. Always had fun switching combos around to try new or different stuff. I have held out on many reels abd rods but ultimately had to pay to play with some of my specimens. Believe me it is sweet to catch a deal but when in doubt pull the trigger if you can, or in my case often times live in regret when that choice piece comes along and you didn't unclinch to snatch it up. Haha long winded but I love the enthusiastic gear! It was a long road but the so called dark side is real but oh so fun! Hunt on gents!!
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Re: How do you define your enthusiasm?

Postby Teal101 » Wed Dec 28, 2016 9:31 am

drewlesch wrote:I consider myself an enthusiast when I find a gem I would have payed $400 for, but only pay $200. It's the hunt not the kill.


The hunt is the funnest part.

For me its not a price limit, it's whether I actually have the money at the time or not.
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Re: How do you define your enthusiasm?

Postby Tokugawa » Wed Dec 28, 2016 9:37 pm

There are two ways to be enthusiast in my book.

1. Once a rod or reel crosses the $400 line, it is enthusiast to me just by pricing.
2. A rare or hard to source item that may not be over the $400 line. OG Pixy's, Deps Zillions, etc.

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Re: How do you define your enthusiasm?

Postby Obz » Thu Dec 29, 2016 9:40 am

Anyone who spends $400 on a rod or reel might have a problem. I don't think it matters if it's JDM or USDM.

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Re: How do you define your enthusiasm?

Postby drewlesch » Thu Dec 29, 2016 10:51 am

Obz wrote:Anyone who spends $400 on a rod or reel might have a problem. I don't think it matters if it's JDM or USDM.


I agree I would have a problem deciding on only one $400 rod or reel. My problem is I have too many of each.

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Re: How do you define your enthusiasm?

Postby Bootytrain » Thu Dec 29, 2016 3:05 pm

Theres no real ceiling if you look at something at know you just have to have it at first sight, specs and price unknown.

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Re: How do you define your enthusiasm?

Postby Jrob » Thu Dec 29, 2016 10:36 pm

I'm still waiting on the counseling section of tackle tour!!


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