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I was cruising around looking for a good bass fishing forum to join and I find one where the administrator lives 5 miles away?  What are the odds?  Anywho....I've been bass fishing all my life but abruptly quit about 15 years ago. Just got tired of weekend crowds and tournament pressure.  I sold my Tracker but kept all my gear.  Now, I'm retired and am able to fish whenever I d**n well please.  It was actually my wife that insisted I buy a boat and start fishing again.....and she cooks too!.  I have a couple of grandsons I need to teach now so it made sense.

I found a very lightly used (less than 100 hours) Ranger TR177 and dragged it home last weekend.  I took one of my grandsons out for a shakedown and everything seemed to work as advertised.

I need to replace a sonar unit at the console that the previous owner couldn't live without but other than that she's ready to go.

As I pulled all my old gear out of storage and started cleaning it up, I realized that much of it would seem archaic to modern fishermen but I'll bet the fish won't notice.  I'm sure a 6" Slither worm will still catch fish...lol.

Well, that's a long winded way of saying I'm glad to be here and look forward to "catchin up".

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Hello Badhat and Welcome to Bass Resource ~

 

A-Jay

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welcome!

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Greetings and Welcome to the forums :)

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Welcome to the forums!
 

Jeff

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Welcome!

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Welcome!

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Welcome to BR & welcome back to bass fishing.  Tight lines.

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Welcome back to bass glory!

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Welcome aboard!

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From one Old Fart to another, welcome aboard!  There are a lot of nice folks around here.

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Welcome aboard badhat. 15 year old gear doesn't seem that old to me...

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Welcome , and theres no need to stockpile a lot of new gear , that old stuff works great . 

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Hello badhat.  I just joined the forum and finished my hello post about 10 minutes ago.  My story is almost a carbon copy of yours.  Recently retired and I had to scratch the itch to get back into fishing.  I am looking forward to being able to fish during the week and avoid the crowds.  Getting older does have a few benefits.

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Welcome aboard. I'm also trying to retire and got away from fishing long ago. My wife insisted I take up fishing, buy a truck and boat. She thought I only needed 1 rod and reel and a dozen crawlers. Now own 6 spinning setups and 15 casting setups. She said she would never suggest another hobby to me.   Good lick

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Welcome to you also!  Many moons ago, I built a lockable storage cabinet in my garage to hold all my fishing gear.  My wife thought I was trying to prevent a possible theft.  Little did she know that I just didn't want her to see what I was accumulating! 

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Welcome Home!

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