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I see the Tackle Junkies started a thread on what they purchased for tackle. I thought it would be fun to see what people purchased over the bonanza that is Black Friday sales! I spent plenty of money on tackle, but I also bought three new rods and three new reels. :)

 

Dobyn's Colt 734 x Abu Garcia Pro Max - Purchased for throwing an S Waver and possibly branching into other larger baits... Should be interesting since I've never used a bait caster. *Yikes*

 

Kistler Helium 3 Light MH 7'0 Spinning x Daiwa Fuego 2500 - Swim Jigs/Jigs/Bottom contact

 

Shimano Zodias x Daiwa Fuego 2500 - Drop Shot/Ned Rig/3 inch swim baits

 

Hope others were blessed enough to buy some rods/reels they had their eyes on.... now all I can do is stare at them while I reluctantly go ice fishing. :(

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I had seen a Powell M/XF spinning rod on the clearance rack at my local Field and Stream about a month ago and it was exactly what I had been looking for.  They wanted $79 (retail $99) and that wasn't enough discount for me.  My wife wanted some new workout clothes so she wanted to be at Dick's on T-Giving when they opened at 6pm for their sale.  I tagged along and sure enough the Powell was still there.  Got it for $54.  Then I noticed a Fenwick Elite Tech casting rod on the clearance rack ($150 retail).  I bought that for $74.  Then I got home and saw a post on this forum that Duckett had a deal if you buy one Terex for $100 (normally $130) they send you a second Terex MH casting rod for free! So I bought a Terex spinning rod.  I just couldn't pass these deals up.  Normally I don't even shop on Black Friday!  LOL

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Birdman, I don't think you are done shopping yet.  Japantackle has the Shimano Scorpion 70/71 on sale for $172 (from $245).  And, yes, I have one on the way.  Surely you could find another rod on sale.  :D  Me and the Bait Monkey are pals.  I help him when I can.   :rofl_red:

 

EDIT:  I gave in to the Bait Monkey after promising myself I wouldn't be such an easy mark.  I just received an Okuma Helios SX and have a Supreme XT (BC reel) on the way.  Also a Lew's 7'6" MF Custom Pro Stick (casting) on the way.  My first Lew's rod.

 

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All I got rod/reel wise is a Zillion sv tw. Got lots and lots of baits tho. 

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For me:

 

Dobyns Champion 734C

Dobyns Champion 704S

Daiwa RG AB spinning reel

About $150 in assorted plastics/lures/terminal tackle

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Daiwa 7'2" MH/R Glass Cranking Rod (I actually have the old version, but got the new one as I use it a lot and having matching handles will be nice)

Daiwa 7' M/R Glass Cranking Rod

St Croix Mojo Bass 6'8" M?XF (topwater) rod

Pflueger Patriarch Reel

 

Then about $500 pre 20% discount in lures, mostly cranks with different wobbles and some poppers, jerkbaits and spinnerbaits as I lost a few last year.

 

So I'm going to need a reel and some line and I'm set for next year!

 

I'll post pictures when my orders arrive...

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32 minutes ago, fishballer06 said:

For me:

 

Dobyns Champion 734C

Dobyns Champion 704C

Daiwa RG AB spinning reel

About $150 in assorted plastics/lures/terminal tackle

Someone's going to have a good fishing season next year :)

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8 minutes ago, Boomstick said:

Someone's going to have a good fishing season next year :)

The 704S and the Daiwa RG is my fathers Christmas gift, so yeah, he'll love it when we go to Canada in May next year.

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Bought another Curado K that I found for 100 and a ton of baits had to refill the beaver box.

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1 hour ago, fishballer06 said:

The 704S and the Daiwa RG is my fathers Christmas gift, so yeah, he'll love it when we go to Canada in May next year.

I loved fishing in Canada! Never know if you're getting a bass, pike, bullhead or a muskie up there!

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Pflueger Summit XT for half price that Replaces an old Shimano Spirex. Also got some Get Bit Baits tubes (not on sale). I'm anticipating a trip to Sturgeon Bay next spring and heard good things about them, and they're made right there in GB.

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My needs for fishing gear prevailed over my wants for more gear, so purchases were...0

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I upgraded all of my 1970's and 1980's gear:

Dobyn's Fury 704C

Diawa Fuego CT 6.3:1

Carbonlite 2.0 JCT70MTF

Daiwa Fuego CT 7.3:1

Carbonlite 2.0 JCT76HTXF

Carbonlite 2.0 8.3:1

Carbonlite 2.0 JCT66MLS          

Daiwa RG AB 2500

Lew's Mach 1 Spinning Combo - medium

Lew's Mach 1 Casting Combo - medium/heavy

 

$600 in TW lures and terminal tackle

A few tackle bags from Dicks

A-Series Duffle

A-Series 3600

 

NO MORE BAIT MONKEY!

 

 

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Dobyns Fury 735C

Daiwa Tatula LT 3000

Daiwa Tatula spinning rod

Lots of soft plastics and jigs too

Line Flouro and McCoy copolymer 

 

Ebay and TW were my spots

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I have a Scorpion 71 XG on the way from Digitaka shipped for $175.16. I wonder if they are going to discontinue that line.

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Got a Major Craft NAS-F691M and several spools of line. Technically, the the rod is a gift though so I'll have to wait a few weeks to use it. Almost pulled the trigger on a new Dobyns too but was able to resist temptation

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I bought Defier and Defier Armillo from TW, still think it was overpriced even with 20% off but maybe I'll change my mind this spring after using it.

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Some good choices out there. 

 

My Kistler Rod made it tonight. Waiting for the kids to go to bed to inspect it. :)

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TW got me for $925 of baits...  :doh10:

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4 minutes ago, 18RangerZ520L said:

TW got me for $925 of baits...  :doh10:

You didn't even try to fight off the bait monkey.

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I picked up a Fury 795SB to throw 68 Specials and BBZ Rat 50’s on, but unfortunately I am not really digging it.  I stuck a daiwa millionaire cv-z 253a I had laying around on it but it’s very cumbersome to cast and doesnt feel any more powerful nor cast further then the Hyuga 72H/sv103 combo I have been throwing those lures on.  I am going to stick a sv103 on it and try again this weekend, but I fear that I am gonna end up selling it off and getting a more powerful rod. 

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21 hours ago, Log Catcher said:

You didn't even try to fight off the bait monkey.

Just took his hand and skipped through the store together is more like it 🤣

 

I spent $40 on Overstocks War Eagle sale and I bought a Lucky Craft pointer 158 from Ilovehardbaits.

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Didn't buy much this year, just line to respool for next year, replaced some cranks, sinkers, and some swim bait hooks.

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The bait monkey and I have redefined our relationship this holiday season. We will most likely pick each other's fleas off until mid March.

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