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I'm a bargain hunter. I have some pretty good gear but I have never paid full price for any of it. What is the best bargain you've ever had on fishing gear? (Rods and reels)

Mine was probably my Revo Premier that I got for like $140.

I also got a Kistler Magnesium flipping stick for $90

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the wife dragged me into a walls department store a few months after i retired...they had a shelf full of nib quantum spinning reels on sale for $19.99 each...at the time, bps was selling them for $139.00 each...i walked out with every one they had.

once bought 5 nib calais 100a's online for $200 apiece.

last year, bought 5 nib steez' for $275 apiece.

nib lew's bb1-ng for $20.00 at wally.

have been others but, those are the ones that stick in my memory.

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Last weekend I went into West Marine looking for a pink long A bomber. I walked out with a NIB Shimano Calcutta 50B for $80.00.

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My best was the 4-5 Ambassadeur Promax 1600's and 3600's I got on Ebay for $35-70.  Sweet little round reels with 8 bb's that originally sold for $169 back in the 60's and early 70's.  I've owned a lot of bass reels and these are the best casting, least backlashing I've ever used.

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Just got my NIB Quantum Catalyst PTI-B20 Spinning reel for $60 shipped.

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Brand new in box, Chronarch 100A, $80 from a tackle shop clearance.

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Daiwa Fuego baitcaster for $179 when the local Sportsman's Warehouse closed. Or Shimano Citica 100DSV/BPS Extreme combo for $109 (on sale+rebate from Shimano).

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I have never payed full retail on any of my equipment.  My most recent deal was either a new Stradic CI4 for $160 or Daiwa Zillion Rod for $175.  I have also got a Sol for $130, many Patriarchs for $103-130, Zillon for $150, Carrot Stix Gold for $125, and many more

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got my quantum tour edition pt left handed for $99.

then got a crucial 7'6 for xmas to put it on!

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I 've caught a bunch of bargains:

TDZ 's for $200

Scorpion Mg 's for $190

Chronarch B 's for $170

Rapala lures for $2

Fish Arrow Monster Jacks for $25

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when boaters world went out -

rattle traps for a little over a buck.

my scores at dicks when the clearance was at 50% off -

manns , rapalas , normans for less than $2 a pop.

shaw grisby baits for 95 cents

spot removers and football jigs for $1.40 a pack

an open pack of rage shads with 3 in there for 75 cents

rage toads for $2 for one pack.

i picked up a sedona 750fb for $20 there too.

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My cockatiel, he cost me 50 bucks 9 years ago ;D

Roger

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I too look and wait for the best deals and sometime come across can't miss steals:

Shimano Compre normally $90 at that time, $45 at Sportsmans

Shimano Crucial 6'10" MH normally $129 at that time, $59 at a local shop

Rapala 20 6Sxi, $50 at the time, $29.00.

Baits like rapalas for $2.00 when boaters world closed.

SeaGuar invizx for $12.00 and PPro 300yrds for $19 were the prices at local shops before.

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Quantum Accurist - 70$ Ebay

Quantum Accurist Burner - 75$ Ebay

Rage Shad - 2$ Wally World

Sufix Siege 10# 330yds 3$ Wally World(I bought them all,8 total)

War Eagle Spinner Baits 1/4oz 1$ Wally World

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6'6" MH F St croix LT for $80 off ebay =D

seller put it up as a st criox and no one saw it

for tackle...the crazy Boaters world sale...picked up Ragetails for $1ish a pack

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My second GLX on ebay for $140 buyitnow, I couldn't click it fast enough!

I dont think the seller knew what it was.

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the wife dragged me into a walls department store a few months after i retired...they had a shelf full of nib quantum spinning reels on sale for $19.99 each...at the time, bps was selling them for $139.00 each...i walked out with every one they had.

once bought 5 nib calais 100a's online for $200 apiece.

last year, bought 5 nib steez' for $275 apiece.

nib lew's bb1-ng for $20.00 at wally.

have been others but, those are the ones that stick in my memory.

Guess you wouldn't want to sell any of those Steez  for $275, would you?

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