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In the General Fishing Section Bass Angler Magazine (BAM) asked what was the first bait you purchased.

Although I cannot remember my first bait I did think it would be interesting to read what other "first purchases" you all have made for different products and services.

For instance, I remember purchasing my first house for $35,000 in Whitemarsh Township outside of Philly near Plymouth Meeting and Conshohocken.

I remember my first car. A Volkswagon Beetle that had a hole in the floor and water would come into the car when it rained and I hit a puddle.

What are your first purchases that were funny, expensive, life changing, unnecessary (fishing tackle and equipment do not fit into this catagory), with your mom, dad, wife or child, that all the other guys or gals had and you had to have one, too, etc.???

Should be fun and give us old guys a reason to remember!!!!

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My first bait I've ever bought was Berkely Power Worms in red shad, funny how I refuse to buy anything Berkely anymore because of the poor customer service i've recieved.

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First car 1976 Pontiac Le Mans 4 door loaded to the gills with heat and AM radio (You didn't have heat in that Bug Sam LOL)

First "New" car 1988 Dodge Dakota ended up being a lemon

First house in River Grove IL which was also my only house that someone drove a car thru

First boat 1988 Chris Craft got it for a steal and cost me as much as I paid trying to get the Johnson VRO to work just to disable it. Made my money back selling the boat.

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First Vehicle - my granpa's 1983 Chevy Scotsdale (after he passed)

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House - The one I live in now, bought it in 2009

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Boat - Has not happened yet, hoping to buy one at some point, but two masters degrees and a son in march take up most of our "extra" income.

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First bait for bass: scum frog.

First bait for salt water: plastic shrimp.

First vehicle: 1990 chevy silverado, glass pack exhaust, 4in lift, red to black southern comfort paint job, custom step sides. It lasted four days before it was totaled out.

2nd vehicle: 94 eagle talon.

1st handgun: glock 17

1st rifle: yugo sks

1st skateboard: Blind

1st house: this miserable townhouse we currently live in.

1st "trophy" ring: Alabama 5a football state championship ring.

1st wife: still got her.

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1st lid..........7 bucks, 1963.

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First rifle is my Winchester .22 which I still have.

First boat is a 2003 Silver Anniversary edition 18.5 foot Tracker.

First dress loafer shoes with tassels after I returned to the States from VietNam. Took me a while to get used to dress loafers with tassels.

First G. Loomis rod from Green Top followed by another from American Legacy and a third on the way for Christmas.

First BPS rod and reel were picked out for me by Woo Daves at the Richmond BPS store. I was going for the Shimano's but Woo talked me into the BPS products. Still have them and they are great.

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After being married for 5 years we bought our first house in 1993. We drove over to the house first thing after we closed on it. Discovered the keys to the house didn't work. It seems they gave us the keys to the wrong house. We called the agent and luckily they delivered the correct keys in a couple of hours.

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my first non field car I bought was a 98 Z24 cavalier, first thing I bought with my very first paycheck that wasnt under the table when I was 15 a pair of 300 dollar Oakleys I sat on a week later and broke..... I dont have to many big purchases or significant ones iv never bought a house or anything really iv had a crap ton of cars thats bout it I'v made it to 26 with out really having much of anything for myself and probably will continue that way.

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Clayton, you have your kids and good health. What more can you ask for?

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First kid in 2006 - my insurance didn't cover much then.

First house, bought it in 2007 in St. Pete short sold it in 2010 when we moved to Va due to employment. I pray I can get another one soon.

First mini van purchase is pending, always said I would never own one but we are about to out number the seats in our ford escape.

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Clayton, you have your kids and good health. What more can you ask for?

a faithful wife...........

and yes my kids are my world there the reason iv made some sacrifices iv made so they can have the best toys the best clothes and see the best pediatrition in WNY so what if I don't have all new revos and a bass boat yet or even a vehicle to get to point a and b. I would gladly live the life of rags on the street if it meant my 2 boys had a good life.

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1st lid..........7 bucks, 1963.

Reminds me of an old Cheech & Chong skit

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1st lid..........7 bucks, 1963.

Not many on this forum will catch that one.

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Not many on this forum will catch that one.

Don't think I didn't realize that.........haha.

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1st lid..........7 bucks, 1963.

:smiley:

It has been a long time since I heard that term. My first was $35 - 40 in the late 70s, but it rose quite quickly after that with improvements in quality.

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First new car- 1965 Ford Galaxie 500XL(red) 390 4 speed

Second new car- 1969 Plymouth GTX(yellow w/black vinyl top)) 440 6 pack

Third new car- 1969 Chevy Z28 Camero(orange w/white stripes) 302 4 speed(M22) and yes, two in the same year. I wasted a lot of money in my youth. Sure wish I still had the cars, but the memories will have to do..............Al

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1st car was a 1967 Ford sation wagon, 289hp with 3 on the column. Was given to me from my grandad in 1983.

1st car I bought was a 1969 Mustang. In fact, I think I still owe my dad $200 payment, hahaha. That was 1985.

1st new car bought on my own was a 1989 Ford F-150 4x4.

1st house was 1992. Think I paid 80k.

1st skateboard was Dogtown, late 70's - early 80's, I forget. 1st beer bought was Old Milwakee. Quickly graduated to Budweiser.

1st "high end" reel was a Abu Garcia 6000c. bought I think 1980-1981?.

1st boat bought was a 24' Aquasport, single screw inboard. NEVER EVER buy a single screw inboard if you like making tight turns. Bought in early 90's.

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1st car I bought was a 1969 Mustang. In fact, I think I still owe my dad $200 payment, hahaha. That was 1985.

I bought one of those in 1969, a Mach 1, 4 speed, biggest engine (don't remember the cubes), dropped the exhaust and put side pipes on. Wish i still had it today, worth a real nice buck now.

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1st lid..........7 bucks, 1963.

One ounce, if I remember correctly.

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First fishing purchase....after father-in-law passed ...He used to take my little girl fishing...so I stepped up, took daughter to walmart and purchased a zebco 33 for me, a barbie combo for her, a small Barbie tackle box, and two heddon torpedo lures, two spinnerbaits, and two black jitterbugs.

Side note, she lost interest as that summer wore on, and I gained interest....Suffice it to say, but the 5'8" 250 lb squatty linebacker-type (Me) carrying the Barbie tackle box got more than a few weird looks :laugh5:

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First reel- Shimano Spirex. Like holding a cinder block!

First rod- Ugly stick of course!

First lure- Rat-l-trap.

First vehicle- 98 Chevy Blazer bought in 06. water pump went out along with all of my gauges. Cracked heads going 65 on the highway. over 2k to fix if I remember correctly.

First vehicle that I purchased on my own- 2005 Dodge ram purchased in 07. black single cab hemi. Flowmaster super 44 exhuast dumped. 2 15" Rockford Fosgate p3's in a custom box built to fit behind the seats. I bet I must have bought 6 or 7 rear view mirror mounts from Autozone because the bass was so loud it would shake my rearview mirror off onto the floorboard. Man I miss that truck. Flatscreen alpine with a remote control and new speakers all the way around. The remote may sound ridiculous but it was actually pretty cool not to have to move your arm to change songs or stations lol. That truck was my life. I worked at an automotive shop doing light mechanical work and state inspections.

I cant recall how many weeks I didnt get a paycheck because I was always ordering parts for my truck with the shops account and they would just take it out before cutting, or not, my check. Had it for less than a year before I had to sell it. I put nearly 20k miles on it and a little over 4 grand in 9 months.

A little off topic, but am I the only one who has ever loved a vehicle this much? Makes me teary eyed thinking of all the memories that come to mind when I talk about it.

:sad-012:

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I cant recall how many weeks I didnt get a paycheck because I was always ordering parts for my truck with the shops account and they would just take it out before cutting, or not, my check. Had it for less than a year before I had to sell it. I put nearly 20k miles on it and a little over 4 grand in 9 months.

A little off topic, but am I the only one who has ever loved a vehicle this much? Makes me teary eyed thinking of all the memories that come to mind when I talk about it.

:sad-012:

That made me laugh.

Yes, I loved my 69' stang. I washed her darn near every day. I put many miles on that car, without ever leaving the parking lot.

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first big purchase? the amp in my sig.

second big purchase? one of the paintball guns in my sig.

-gk

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