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Jan 9, 2021 18:48:04   #
Ben Bragg Loc: Dayton Ohio
 
Maybe I’m OCD but I can’t stand using other peoples fishing rods and reels.
To me it’s like wearing someone else’s shoes
Just don’t feel right
Anyone else like this or am I just weird ?

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Jan 9, 2021 18:51:56   #
Robert J Samples Loc: Houston TX
 
Nah! No, not as long as it is good quality equipment. After all, as a kid everything I got m-dy hands on was hand-me-down equipment. I didn't start buying my own tackle until graduating from college. Just Sayin...RJS

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Jan 9, 2021 19:02:35   #
Ben Bragg Loc: Dayton Ohio
 
Robert J Samples wrote:
Nah! No, not as long as it is good quality equipment. After all, as a kid everything I got m-dy hands on was hand-me-down equipment. I didn't start buying my own tackle until graduating from college. Just Sayin...RJS

Been like this for as long as I remember. Even as a kid.
My stuff was hand me down or stuff I did yard work / odd jobs for. Took a long time for it to feel right

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Jan 9, 2021 19:19:29   #
plumbob Loc: New Windsor Maryland
 
Ben Bragg wrote:
Maybe I’m OCD but I can’t stand using other peoples fishing rods and reels.
To me it’s like wearing someone else’s shoes
Just don’t feel right
Anyone else like this or am I just weird ?


Ben if you are considered weird you have a partner here. Always had the feeling that if something is loss or broken the exact replacement would not be what the owner really wanted. Feel the same way on tools. I will buy before borrowing.

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Jan 9, 2021 19:33:10   #
Robert J Samples Loc: Houston TX
 
Ben: Perhaps I misunderstood. I've never believed in borrowing gear. Like Plumbob said, when you borrow because you haven't bought, when you break it or lose it , you are obligated to replace it! Bad decision. Just Sayin....RJS

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Jan 9, 2021 19:35:27   #
Ben Bragg Loc: Dayton Ohio
 
plumbob wrote:
Ben if you are considered weird you have a partner here. Always had the feeling that if something is loss or broken the exact replacement would not be what the owner really wanted. Feel the same way on tools. I will buy before borrowing.


Come to think about it I’m kinda partial to my own tools. Not to the extent as rods and reels but yea.

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Jan 9, 2021 19:36:47   #
Gordon Loc: Charleston South Carolina
 
My offshore boat has 6 matching rods with tld25s on them for trolling. I have never had a complaint about them. I'm not sure I would let you bring your own for reason of loosing a big fish it there was a mal function of yours. Now that said bottom fishing you bring your own or you can use mine. Same goes for inshore fishing. My son is left handed and needs his handle on the other side. Just saying.

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Jan 9, 2021 19:57:24   #
Ben Bragg Loc: Dayton Ohio
 
Gordon wrote:
My offshore boat has 6 matching rods with tld25s on them for trolling. I have never had a complaint about them. I'm not sure I would let you bring your own for reason of loosing a big fish it there was a mal function of yours. Now that said bottom fishing you bring your own or you can use mine. Same goes for inshore fishing. My son is left handed and needs his handle on the other side. Just saying.


In no way am I slamming other people’s stuff here. You and I could have identical outfits and I’d still feel a little uncomfortable using yours. Drag settings, brake adjustment , line size I don’t know.

I’m right handed but turn the handle with my left hand . Just sold my one and only active right handled reel. It felt so awkward grabbing the only righty from a deck full of lefties

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Jan 9, 2021 20:06:03   #
Gordon Loc: Charleston South Carolina
 
Ben Bragg wrote:
In no way am I slamming other people’s stuff here. You and I could have identical outfits and I’d still feel a little uncomfortable using yours. Drag settings, brake adjustment , line size I don’t know.

I’m right handed but turn the handle with my left hand . Just sold my one and only active right handled reel. It felt so awkward grabbing the only righty from a deck full of lefties


Didn't mean it to sound that way Ben. I was just giving my opinion. I thought thats what you were after.

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Jan 9, 2021 20:18:58   #
Ben Bragg Loc: Dayton Ohio
 
You are right Gordon. I am looking for opinions. And appreciate your input

I understand you know exactly what to expect with your gear. That’s kinda the point I’m trying to make.
Just wanted to point out that I’m in no way disrespecting your stuff . It’s all good.

You mentioned you have 6 matched sets. Is there one you pick up first or are they universal. Like number 3 caught that big tuna last year so it’s the special one or are they all the same to you?

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Jan 9, 2021 20:27:38   #
Gordon Loc: Charleston South Carolina
 
Ben Bragg wrote:
You are right Gordon. I am looking for opinions. And appreciate your input

I understand you know exactly what to expect with your gear. That’s kinda the point I’m trying to make.
Just wanted to point out that I’m in no way disrespecting your stuff . It’s all good.

You mentioned you have 6 matched sets. Is there one you pick up first or are they universal. Like number 3 caught that big tuna last year so it’s the special one or are they all the same to you?


I have double clips on the outriggers. That puts two on each side of the boat. The other two are flat lined right behind the boat at different length. All 6 are out at once. First one you grab is the first one that goes off and hope they don't tangle up.

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Jan 9, 2021 20:33:48   #
Ben Bragg Loc: Dayton Ohio
 
Id make a god awful mess out of that

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Jan 9, 2021 21:01:02   #
Gordon Loc: Charleston South Carolina
 
Ben Bragg wrote:
Id make a god awful mess out of that


It doesn't mess up to often. I should have made it a little clearer. You put all the rods out never knowing which one is going to get a fish first. No body actuly had a designated rod. Who is the closed to the rod that gets hit grabs it and reels it in. Bottom fishing everybody has there on rod so they bring there personal one. If they dont have one, I will supply one.

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Jan 9, 2021 21:02:44   #
Iteachflyfishing Loc: Rockaway Beach Missouri
 
I just love to fish, hand me a pole put me in front of some water and I'll be happy. If u can't find a pond, creek, river, lake or ocean then fill up a bathtub I'll still be happy as long if there is fish in it. Don't worry fish more.

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Jan 9, 2021 21:03:17   #
Egghead Loc: Rock Springs Wyoming
 
Well I would wear someone else's shoes🤗 beats the heck outa going bare footed, and I've used other people's rods to. Beats not fishing at all 👍 🎣 been known to borrow other stuff to.🤗 But I won't say I don't want to end up in the attic again.🙅

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