This is me having fun! I decided to try my hand at fishing and I am starting from scratch. This blog gives you a view of the insanity I have created for myself. But, that was not enough. So, I could be throwing any of my activities in as I try my hand at them!
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Fishing Tackle Shopping?
Yea, so I am a girl and by that I should like shopping, right? Well, I don’t…
On that note, Bass Pro Shop rocks when you want to look at fishing gear! Apparently I DO like Tackle shopping. No, not full contact football-esk ‘tackle’ shopping, just shopping for fishing tackle! I have zero clue what fish are found where, what bait they require, what bait goes with what – but I can tell you my reel is pretty…
It’s July 3rd and my daughter and her fiancé have come for a visit. Future Son-in-law wants to go to Bass Pro Shop.I am secretly like – YAY!A little group of us are on the road, in Old Blue, rolling with the windows down! Everyone takes off in different directions – “ooh, guns!” – “ooh, boats!” – “ooh, fishing gear!” – “ooh, Starbucks!!!”Yea, I can sniff out a venti iced caramel macchiato at 2 miles!
At this point I got a little bonding time with my daughter (who I do not see nearly enough). She went to the fishing ISLES with me. Aisle after aisle… Fishing rods, bait and reels as far as the eye could see. Ok, I was blinded by it all and could not see past the tackle and my macchiato…
I start shopping and my daughter starts saying things like “do you have sinkers?” “Do you have bobbers?” “I remember fishing with these and they seemed to work well!” And I am thinking – how does she know all this? I never took her fishing. She fished with her PopPop Delaware (her name for GrandPa Carson). I think she may have fished with Wiley as well. I am not sure. At any rate, we tooled through the isles and found me all manner of tackle, a little RED tackle box and even a small tape measure to measure the fish by (her idea - such an optimist!). My idea in bait shopping? If the lure was pretty, I bought it. Yea, daughter and my best person can attest to this. All in all, it was well over $100 which is sad because I did NOT get that much!
Later that week I went to Bass Pro Shop with my best person and we looked around. Drooled over fishing rods and reels, purchased a trolling motor, fishnet (no, not the stockings I wear - and proof of optimism again) plus a bevy of things that I cannot even remember now. That was a large bill.
So no one ever told me the incidentals for getting a boat onto the water (even a little nothing boat) would be so costly!
Motors are expensive.
Batteries are expensive (thank you 'best person')
Boats are a lot of work, no matter how small, how old, or how simple they seem.