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Hi all, my name is Robert and I'm from Olathe KS. I've been watching the forums for a little while now and figured it was time to sign up. I used to go fishing with my parents when I was young, always worm and bobber, but haven't been fishing again since about 10 or so. 

 

Fast forward about 20 years and now I have 2 little ones of my own and they asked to go fishing a couple years ago, so we bought some rods (and a few worms lol) and hit some of the local ponds. One day I seen a crank on sale for 99 cents at wally world so I picked it up and gave it a shot. I caught 2 small bass and a #5 cat immediately. Over the last couple years the bass bug has slowly been taking hold, our rigs are getting a little more complex and we're itching to get to the water moot l more often. 

 

About a month ago I bought a used v bottom boat but haven't even put it in the water yet. Looking forward to some camping trips this spring and summer with plenty of fishing.

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Welcome to BR!

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Hello Robert and Welcome to Bass Resource ~

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Welcome aboard, Robert!

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Welcome to the forums!

 

I actually picked up fishing in a similar manner. We had some cheap rods, but rarely used them and every year, my youngest son asks if we can go fishing when we go camping. Every year the answer has been how are we going to fit rods in the car?

 

Fast forward to last year when I bought my '92 Cadillac Brougham that has room for our camping gear, plus new camping gear I bought last year plus camping gear I couldn't fit in my old Acura RL or Dodge Charger plus rods. So we learned what we are doing by watching youtube videos and following this site and talking to others, picked up some slightly better than Walmart brand starter rods (which then turned into more serious rods etc), and gave it a shot. We had more fun last summer than ever before.

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Hello from Oregon Robert!

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Hello and Welcome 

 

 

 

 

Mike

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15 hours ago, Boomstick said:

picked up some slightly better than Walmart brand starter rods (which then turned into more serious rods etc), and gave it a shot. We had more fun last summer than ever before.

We have slightly better than Wal-Mart right now and I'd like to upgrade but according to the wife I've hit my spending limit with the boat. It didn't help matters that I waited until she was out of town for a weekend to buy it. She came home to it parked in her spot! 

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16 minutes ago, Griever said:

We have slightly better than Wal-Mart right now and I'd like to upgrade but according to the wife I've hit my spending limit with the boat. It didn't help matters that I waited until she was out of town for a weekend to buy it. She came home to it parked in her spot! 

I had some $15 Walmart rods, but I broke them both loading them into the trunk the first fishing trip of last year. After I figured out I really liked fishing, I went and got a Tatula 6'10" MH/F and a Tatula SV reel, then added a Tatula 7'2" MH/MH glass cranking rod and a 7.1:1 reel for the older rod. This year I added a 6'9" ML/XF Avid X and a Daiwa BG for finesse and might add a frog rod and both of the boys got some quality rods as well. Next year I will add a proper frog rod.

 

I hope to get a boat someday too, My tackle bug has taken a backseat to populate my boat fund :)

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Welcome to the forum

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Salut !

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Welcome! :)

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welcome. have fun with the new boat. there are plenty of lakes in our area to try it out.

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Welcome to the forum from another KS member! I'm about 30 minutes south of Olathe. 

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Welcome Robert, haha the progression is unreal!

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Welcome Home! We're glad you're here.

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 Took the boat out the weekend before last to put it through the paces. It was my first time ever with the boat so I was a little worried but I think everything went pretty good (didn't sink her so that's something). The kids have been begging me to take them out so Sunday we spent most of the day on the water having a blast. The fish weren't biting anything we were throwing but the kids had a ton of fun anyway

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Hello and welcome to the forum.

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Howdy Robert and welcome to our fishing family! 😎

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