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    Re: Worst fly fishing purchase

    Quote Originally Posted by Trouser Trout View Post
    I figured you would have said the net you recently bought with the dildo handle. I guess you must really love it. I wonder what GB would say, because I don't think he ever purchased anything. My worst purchase was Orvis Tailwater waders, but i did return them a year later and received full credit. Nice thread.
    You're a riot! Just spit my drink out so you owe me.

    My worse piece of equipment was probably an old Sage 3300. This has to be the worse reel ever made.

    Gimicks?? Ketchum release was a retarded product but I think Andy B was using this thing and liked it.

    How about the Petit Jean $48.66 binder clips?


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    When these do the same exact thing for $5.00

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    Ok, so they're not as pretty as the Petit Jean ones but you can a dozen or more of these babies in different shapes and sizes for under 10 bux.

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    Re: Worst fly fishing purchase

    I'm with TT on this one. My Orvis Tailwater XT bootfoot waders. The first pair I purchased started to leak after a few outings. They replaced them with another pair. I put them on for a nice walking day in the Douglaston in early November. Halfway through the day I looked down at my sloppy feeling foot and noticed the felt was coming unglued from the bottom of the boot! The waders were nice in concept, horrible quality. Orvis is good about backing there bad waders and did issue me a full refund on an Orvis gift card. I went to Whitakers who accepted the card (after calling Orvis to see if they could when I told them that is the only way I will buy new waders from them), I bought my first pair of Simms waders and have not looked back since.

    Another purchase I thought was a bad one was my first spey rod, a Beulah 12'6 7/8 weight. Now that I actually know how to properly use a spey rod, I realize that the shop sold me the head for it was about 80 grains too light and the rod was not properly loading. I now wish I had not sold the rod because I have since cast one properly lined and it is sweet! So I guess I could chalk that one up as saying it was the worst decision I have made to sell a nice piece of equipment. Sellers remorse.

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    Re: Worst fly fishing purchase

    An Orvis Madison "Nymph" rod (8' - 4wt, cane).
    Action like a wet noodle.
    You could cast better, and manipulate line better, with your bare hands.

    Orvis discontinued this model long ago.


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    Re: Worst fly fishing purchase

    One of those flip down magnifiers that pins to your hat brim. Too small and doesn't come down far enough. Worst $12.95 I ever spent. Dollar store cheaters in 3x magnification work much better and at a few dollars are a disposable. When I drop them in the river I can wave them bye, bye and not shed a tear.

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    Re: Worst fly fishing purchase

    Ohh I almost forgot this. I may tie with my Simms Wading pants. It the Neoprene wading Jacket. The thing leaked, I never kept me warm like the neoprene waders did. I still have it hanging up in the garage. Yours for the asking.

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    Re: Worst fly fishing purchase

    Had to be when I wandered just east of the college to a large pond on the Doral golf course. HORRIBLE fly fishing...

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    Re: Worst fly fishing purchase

    Quote Originally Posted by Future Fanatic View Post
    Had to be when I wandered just east of the college to a large pond on the Doral golf course. HORRIBLE fly fishing...
    The post is about the worst fly fishing product. You must be under the influence of fracking water in your well, and its affecting your comprehensive skills.

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    Re: Worst fly fishing purchase

    my worst purchase would be a dynaking indexer vise.the problem i had with this vise was with smaller hooks. i gave my old vise to a friend so now i am back with renzetti.

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    I think the first one was the worst. It's been $1000's since, and no sign of letting up.

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    Re: Worst fly fishing purchase

    Quote Originally Posted by WBDluver View Post
    The post is about the worst fly fishing product. You must be under the influence of fracking water in your well, and its affecting your comprehensive skills.
    OOOOHhhhh....
    I thought this thread was about the "worst fly fishing IN Purchase"... Ny that is...

    My "comprehensive" skills? YOU have a better chance of being affected by Frack water in PA... NO fracking in NY, YET... maybe you didn't "comprehensivize" that through these years and years it's been discussed here...

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    Re: Worst fly fishing purchase

    Wait, did someone bring up fracking? Well let me tell you how I feel about fracking......


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    Re: Worst fly fishing purchase

    Future fanatic....resurfacing in a situation I would expect, a hot political topic in your state of residence. Well done, you continue to be a predictable creature of habit.


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