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so i was thinking can a person put most of their eggs in one basket.

where do you buy or get most of your gear from?

e.i i bought 3 jerkbaits from academy and then i went to tackle warehouse and got weights and some jigs and 2 rods. then bass pro had a sale so bait monkey got me there too.

 

 

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I've got all of our eggs in one carton ...probably only four or five at the moment.....but if we have over a dozen at once, I imagine that condition will have to change

 

  TW gets vast majority of my business

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Tacklewarehouse 95% of the time I live 5 mins from Bass Pro, I'll occasionally grab some tackle from them. 

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Wal-Mart, Academy, Dick's. If I want something specific, or there is a good sale, I'll shop online.

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I try to do most of my fishing tackle business from local mom & pop bass stores, avoid Walmart, BPS or Cabela's unless someone gives me a gift card. If the local stores don't have what I need then TW gets my business.

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I buy the majority of my gear on the TW black friday sale. 30% on  Strike King , Booyah, Yum plus other stuff made it hard to keep my trigger finger still.

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I usually buy from Academy but that's cause it's close to home. I prefer Bass Pro. I tend to favor brick and mortar over online as well

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I buy my gear from the vendor who is selling it at the best price. Lately that seems to be DSG/Field and Stream as they have a price match policy.

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Walmart, Tackle Warehouse, BPS if I have gift cards, and a couple of local bait and tackle shops. 

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48 minutes ago, WRB said:

I try to do most of my fishing tackle business from local mom & pop bass stores, avoid Walmart, BPS or Cabela's unless someone gives me a gift card. If the local stores don't have what I need then TW gets my business.

Tom

 

Ditto

 

 

 

 

Mike

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Tackle Warehouse most of the time. I have an Academy 5 minutes from me. They have great prices, but are often out of stock on what I need. Academy is not the same store they were 10+ years ago. They seem to concentrate more on female athletic apparel being in stock than hunting and fishing gear. Hope I do not get in trouble for saying that!

They do have a website that actually works now, but Tackle Warehouse is still light years ahead of them. another site

is also a good resource for me. They usually have a great selection and their service is very good. Tackle Warehouse and another site accounted for about 95% of my combined purchases over the past three years.

 

 

 

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Use to go to bps but never had what I was looking for so I go now exclusively thru TW and it's alot more convenient,use to go to Dicks but not any more due to there company policy changes......🙄

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Walmart for the quick grabs like plastics, terminal tackle. Dick’s, Cabela’s, Academy, Bass Pro and Sportsman’s Warehouse for specific gear. Sportsman’s Warehouse will probably be my go to for the stuff where the retail price is the same throughout multiple stores, they have great customer service. I don’t buy online because I can’t get my hands on anything, the shipping cost and I don’t know the size of the lures.

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Amazon for staples like line, weights, hooks - also got my Trion from there as well as the Ugly Stick for my UL reel.

 

Dicks and Cabelas (both local) for baits, lures and specialty equipment.

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2 hours ago, Wurming67 said:

Use to go to bps but never had what I was looking for so I go now exclusively thru TW and it's alot more convenient,use to go to Dicks but not any more due to there company policy changes......🙄

Same here. 

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Wherever has what I need at the time. I have so much tackle in my basement I am tripping over boxes of lures I didn't know I had. For something immediate I try the local Dick's or Wal-Mart but in general I keep "a few spares" and buy things either through Bassifieds or a local flea market. Looking at what I have and what I need for the next year I may have to break down and buy a spool of 12lb Big Game since I cannot find mine and am tired of looking for it. Besides that I have 2 $100 BPS gift cards and enough baits to sink my boat so I am good for now.

 

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its About a 60/40 split between my local shop and tw.  My local shop offers a reward program.   50$ gets you a stamp. 10 stamps and you get 50$ store credit.   I try to take advantage of that when I can.   

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I'm with Tom.  I try to buy as much from my local family owned business as possible.  The fact they special order is handy. Sportsman's Warehouse gets a a small percentage and TW gets the rest.  I use any gift cards from BPS or Cabelas to purchase apparel.

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30% from ebay, 50% from my cousin store and the rest from other local tackle stores.

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BPS sometimes, mom n pop local fishing store, over stocked bait & tackle, fish n save, 

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Amazon, Walmart, Dicks, Canadian Tire, Sails, Bass Pro, local tackle shops. 

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Ebay when they have a 20% coupon; TW sales; manufacturers’ sites like Siebert, Elken, or Northstar Jigs, Lurenet;  and the local Academy which unfortunately has a very depleted stock; and the Asian sites for finesse stuff ...basically depends on needs, price and availability. I stay away from the biggies like BPS

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TW, Academy, and Ebay. 

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Local Dealer for all Rods and Reels.

Same local dealer and BPS (when I go there) for Tackle.

Tackle Warehouse for 95% of on-line Tackle purchases .....the odd deal on Amazon would be the rest.

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