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Tough Decision On Whether Or Not To Sell My Fishing Gear

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Just had this idea pop into my head about an hour ago and now I'm really considering it. I love fishing, but I never go and I have other stuff I need to spend my money on. That, and even if I do sell my stuff we still have other rods and reels I can use. I don't like to go fishing by myself and no one ever wants to go. I need the money for more bike and quad parts, maybe even training gear for MMA. I wouldn't have posted this, but I figured I'd get plenty of helpful opinions, and probably be called crazy a few times.

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Sounds like you've made your decision. Just make sure you are "all in" either way (meaning going to fish or not). Believe me... It sucks to replace everything one accumulates over the years... Trust me, I know! (Garage theft)

Good luck.

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Sounds like you've made your decision. Just make sure you are "all in" either way (meaning going to fish or not). Believe me... It sucks to replace everything one accumulates over the years... Trust me, I know! (Garage theft)

Good luck.

I don't have to worry about replacing much if I do sell it. I only have one setup and a few baits, but the problem is that I know if I sell it and do decide to fish again I know that I'll end up finding something else to buy instead of fishing gear. Lol ehh, motocross holds more enjoyment for me and I'd be more likely to make it pro in motocross. Just really don't wanna sell my fishing gear and then have everyone want to start going fishing with me all of the sudden.

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I don't have to worry about replacing much if I do sell it. I only have one setup and a few baits, but the problem is that I know if I sell it and do decide to fish again I know that I'll end up finding something else to buy instead of fishing gear. Lol ehh, motocross holds more enjoyment for me and I'd be more likely to make it pro in motocross. Just really don't wanna sell my fishing gear and then have everyone want to start going fishing with me all of the sudden.

If you have one set up I would keep it and your tackle. Not costing you anything to keep, and how much do you think you'd make off of it if you sold? If you were in desperate need of money for your motocross and had several set ups and tons of tackle, then I understand selling because you stand to possibly make several hundred dollars towards your sport.

Long story short, I'd keep what you've got. March or April will roll around and the bug will bite again to wet a line.

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Don't sell your stuff . Store it. You'll come back to it one day and everything will cost alot more.Ive been there done that. I know. If your going to do MMA you better be in shape and have good insurance. Best of Luck to you.

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If you have one set up I would keep it and your tackle. Not costing you anything to keep, and how much do you think you'd make off of it if you sold? If you were in desperate need of money for your motocross and had several set ups and tons of tackle, then I understand selling because you stand to possibly make several hundred dollars towards your sport.

Long story short, I'd keep what you've got. March or April will roll around and the bug will bite again to wet a line.

I figured I could maybe get $100-$120 for the rod and reel. That's a lot of money when you have no job. That could buy me some new motocross gear at least. I'm still trying to decide, just seems pointless to have something you never get the chance to use.

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Don't sell your stuff . Store it. You'll come back to it one day and everything will cost alot more.Ive been there done that. I know. If your going to do MMA you better be in shape and have good insurance. Best of Luck to you.

I'm not planning on fighting MMA, just would like to train a little more for fun.

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I wouldn't sell the fishing gear.  Right now you are focusing your attention on other activities, but who is to say you won't get the fishing bug again in 6 to 9 months from now. Then you might decide to sell off your MMA gear or Motorcross gear to buy a fishing outfit. Lol... Just stay with your stuff. i have a feeling you will be returning to it quicker than you think. 

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I figured I could maybe get $100-$120 for the rod and reel. That's a lot of money when you have no job. That could buy me some new motocross gear at least. I'm still trying to decide, just seems pointless to have something you never get the chance to use.

Do you make money in motocross? Are you a student? I was always told by my parents growing up not to start a hobby that you had to sell things to finance. Makes you make bad financial decisions. Not trying to preach at all but you've already outlined one (making $120 and buying "toys" with no job). This is all just my 2 cents, nothing personal what so ever FYI.

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I wouldn't sell the fishing gear.  Right now you are focusing your attention on other activities, but who is to say you won't get the fishing bug again in 6 to 9 months from now. Then you might decide to sell off your MMA gear or Motorcross gear to buy a fishing outfit. Lol... Just stay with your stuff. i have a feeling you will be returning to it quicker than you think.

I'll never sell my moto gear. That's my life. Lol much more so than fishing is to most people. The only reason I'm really considering it is because my dad has a good bit of fishing gear and I could use that. This year is the most I've fished all my life and I've had a ton of fun with it, but I'd like to try some new things or really get serious in motocross and work on going pro. I'm already past the age of what most riders go pro at. I'll make up my mind sooner or later. It's about to be Christmas and my birthday is New Years so I'll probably get some money and forget the idea of selling my gear ever popped into my head.

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I'll never sell my moto gear. That's my life. Lol much more so than fishing is to most people. The only reason I'm really considering it is because my dad has a good bit of fishing gear and I could use that. This year is the most I've fished all my life and I've had a ton of fun with it, but I'd like to try some new things or really get serious in motocross and work on going pro. I'm already past the age of what most riders go pro at. I'll make up my mind sooner or later. It's about to be Christmas and my birthday is New Years so I'll probably get some money and forget the idea of selling my gear ever popped into my head.

 

Best of luck with whatever you decide. 

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Do you make money in motocross? Are you a student? I was always told by my parents growing up not to start a hobby that you had to sell things to finance. Makes you make bad financial decisions. Not trying to preach at all but you've already outlined one (making $120 and buying "toys" with no job). This is all just my 2 cents, nothing personal what so ever FYI.

Not making money yet, but I've been in it since I was a kid and I keep up with B class riders. Not sure if that means anything to any of you or not, but that's with me not riding much. Most people work pretty hard to get to the pace I ride and I haven't even really tried. That's one reason I'd like to really put my effort into it.

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Sounds like you have more hobbies than jobs.

Find some work somewhere, even if it's part time.

I almost put in an application at a car wash the other day, but it's winter and I don't do cold well enough to work at a car wash this time of year. Lol I thought about putting in at Lowe's. I know where everything is in there and probably know more about it than most of the workers.

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I almost put in an application at a car wash the other day, but it's winter and I don't do cold well enough to work at a car wash this time of year. Lol I thought about putting in at Lowe's. I know where everything is in there and probably know more about it than most of the workers.

Get a job, pursue motocross, keep your fishing stuff for the days you need a break.

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Get a job, pursue motocross, keep your fishing stuff for the days you need a break.

That's what I was thinking of doing.

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If you pursue motocross it'll take a toll on harder days, the fishing will be more of a relaxant for those times.

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If your stuff is high end quality you might get some money for it. Otherwise I would keep it aside.

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If your stuff is high end quality you might get some money for it. Otherwise I would keep it aside.

It's just a Quantum Accurist on a Abu Garcia Vendetta.

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Step A  - get a job.  To paraphrase an old 70's hippie saying, "Money will get you through times of no motocross better than motocross will get you through times of no money."

 

You say your fishing reel is a Quantum Accurist?  To me, a used Quantum of that grade might be worth $35, more or less.  You might get more from a different buyer, a pawn shop would for sure give you less.

Unless you are absolutely down & out, or you need money to make bail or something like that, save the gear.

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Let me know if you do want to sell though ;)

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Let me know if you do want to sell though ;)

Will do bud.

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I do have one question for you. If you can not afford fishing. Which is a very cheap past time. For me it is any way. How can you afford motocross?

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I do have one question for you. If you can not afford fishing. Which is a very cheap past time. For me it is any way. How can you afford motocross?

I don't yet. When I get a job I will. The money from selling my fishing gear was just going to be for fixing stuff on my bike or new gear.

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