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If you had $5,000 dollars to spend on only fishing tackle ( rods, reels, lures, etc.) what would you buy?

I would get a boat. i am handicapped to bank, kyayk, and connoe fishing at the time.

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Lessee, sell my existing ProV and pickup a used 175hp Vmax mid 90's for around $3500.  New MK Edge 70lb TM. $500.  Finish the front deck extension on the boat $100. 2nd Attwood SAS seat for me the driver $300.  2 new windshields from C&O marine $200. New aluminum modular trailer wheels and Goodyear marathons. $400.  That covers my 5 grand.

Of course, I've got around $1000 from selling my old motor and TM.  

Anti-reverse upgrades, ABEC5 bearings and drag washers for my 5 Ambassadeur Ultra Mag and XLT Plus reels - $120.

Penn Roddy 351 spin reel and BPS 7' 2 piece Bionic blade for pier, jetty fishing.  $100

Penn 209M reel and 6' Daiwa boat rod for bottom fishing.  $100.

Weight balancing kits for the rest of my rods - $70

Go through my worm hooks and revamp - $50

New Garmin dash finder with GPS - $500

That's about it.

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i would abandon  my 14ft flat bottom and get me a used bass boat i could take on bigger water

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Used ranger bass boat w/ nice engine and tm, around 3,500

St Croix Legend w/ a shimano chronarch50mg. 500 bucks

GLoomis GLX w/ shimano curado  about another 500

Insane backstock of my favorite tackle and tons of luckycrafts. that about does it.

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Buy a good used boat. Then with the rest in a turniment fishing fund till a started winning Then I'd Quit my job and turn pro and show KVD what real fishing is  ;D.

 Any one have $5000 to get me started ::)

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Right now I would outfit for ultimate underwater electronic warfare from bow to stern with Lowrance. If it's down there I will see it! If there is anything left over a Shimano Stella FB would be nice.

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First a used bass boat. Then some nice rods like g-loomis or st. croix and some new reals like cruadio and that tour editon real by quantum. Then i wouls stock up on some tackle like senkos hooks and some expensive lures i cant afford now like lucky crafts and some others

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3 Days of guided trophy bass fishing in Central Florida: $1,500

3 Days of guided trophy bass fishing in El Sato Mexico: $1,500

Airfare, tips, meals, lodging, licenses, etc...$2,000

6 days spent hunting double digit bass: Priceless!

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I sure could use a boat.  I have everything else when it comes to lures, rods, reels, line, etc.....  I just want a boat!!!!!!!!!

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I would either buy a used bass boat, or put it down on a new one.  If I bought a used boat, I'd use the rest of the money to buy better gear, new rods and reels, a better tackle bag, lots of lures, and the tools to make my own lures such as plastics, cranks, jigs, and spinnerbaits.

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3 Days of guided trophy bass fishing in Central Florida: $1,500

3 Days of guided trophy bass fishing in El Sato Mexico: $1,500

Airfare, tips, meals, lodging, licenses, etc...$2,000

6 days spent hunting double digit bass: Priceless!

sounds good to me! either what Daniel My Brother said, or a used Jon boat with the worx.

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This last year I got a $3,500 tax return and promptly spent it on a jon boat, trailer, battery, battery charger, and trolling motor.  Best d**n tax return I ever spent.  If I had 5K now I would get a gas motor for my lil boat.

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at least by me...you will not get much of a boat for $5000...maybe a boat that needs $1000 worth of work...so...

I would put $3000 down on a used boat...that already has a good trolling motor ( so I do not have to buy one...most used boats seem to have too small a TM)

I would spend $400-$500 on two decent graphs...(front and rear..it the boat has graphs already that are worth keeping I would use this money on tackle))

another $400-$500 on some decent reels and decent rods...

I would spend $100 on fram booster air intake system to improve gas mileage and performance of my tow vehicle

and set aside $800-$1000 just in case it ends up the boat needs something...an emergency repair fund as it were...so if something goes wrong I could get it fixed right away and not loose fishing time waiting to get cash together for a repair.

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Imagine the retirement fund you would have if you invested that $5K and left it  alone for the next 50 years.

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first, i would upgrade my electronics to the best there is console and bow.

second, i would finish upgrading my rods and reels to the set ups i alresdy have.

third, if there is anything left,i would spend it on hi dollar tackle that i wont buy now.

the lord just checked me, first i would tithe 10% $500.00. its all his anyway.

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Imagine the retirement fund you would have if you invested that $5K and left it alone for the next 50 years.

George  ....I don't think i want to be here another 50 .....lol

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Definitely upgrade my electronics at helm and bow of boat, maybe upgrade My t-motor,  get a 3 bajk charger and get another  GLoomis  BCR and scorpion mg combo or two ;)

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