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buffresources
08-12-2013, 04:58 PM
Anybody have any ideas as to what to do with all those rods and reels I have bought over the past few years? The rods are good and the reels work so no junk...just a lot of non-graphite rods and zebco type reels.

Any organizations you might have used...they are just taking up space in the garage.

But most importantly they are drawing the wife's attention as the collection grows. Oddly, all she sees is money wasted. So before she turns her attention to my other stash of my really expensive fishing stuff.....

I did, however, convince her the other trolling motor is really there for "spare parts"....!

Thanks

M R Dux
08-12-2013, 05:02 PM
Why not donate them to a 4H group or possibly a youth camp. I know those kinds of groups are always begging for outdoor gear because many of the kids they mentor have none.

chaunc
08-12-2013, 05:08 PM
Or maybe the boy scout and girl scout troops in your area.

Cray
08-12-2013, 05:20 PM
There used to be a guy on here from La or Alabama. Was a youth pastor or Pastor that had some kid fishing camps going. Maybe he will see this or someone who knows him will chime in.

skeetbum
08-12-2013, 09:28 PM
He was in LA and went off to do Gods work on the road, as best I remember. Many organizations could put them to use.

chucktx
08-12-2013, 09:48 PM
most all states have youth organizations designed for fishing....contact your local vets, lions, ect. if they dont have one i am sure they can aim you in the correct direction.........

jaxsprat
08-12-2013, 10:45 PM
One of my fishing clubs collected used but not abused fishing rods/reels and donated them to the local high school fishing team that was just starting up a couple years back. Man those fishing teams in high school have caught on like wild fire up here in the past 3 years almost every high school now has a fishing team and yes fishing is now a credited sport just like football, soccer, etc

Fatman
08-13-2013, 01:13 PM
If no one wants them put em up for sale in the "Personal Sales" Section.

BoarBuster
08-13-2013, 01:33 PM
Not long ago I saw a post on here from a person from the military asking for mags to read of a fishing nature. I read where several were sending some. At the time I thought it would be nice to be able to send them some rods and reels just so that when they did have some free time they could pratice their casting. Of course they would also need some pratice plugs. What better way to show our military that we are thinking of them. I know some one is going to ask,"Well what are they going to fish for in the desert.", Sand Sharks" Dah. But seriously these guy would love to be able to do this.



FISH ON:fish

NIMROD
08-13-2013, 02:04 PM
If you don't find a home for them. Yard sales are a great way to move fishing tackle and could help finnace your next upgrade.:twocents

shipahoy41
08-13-2013, 03:15 PM
Contact your local board of Education, or any Elementary School Principal. I am sure they will get them to "At Risk" or "Special Needs" youth.

wannabe fisherman
08-13-2013, 06:31 PM
open your own bait and tackle shop:Rofl

4THETHUMP
08-13-2013, 07:42 PM
START ONE IN YOUR AREA . FOR BEGINNERS AND YOUNG FISHERMEN OR WOMAN . I AM SURE THERE ARE A FEW GUYS OR GALS THAT WOULD ADD TO IT . I KNOW I AIN'T TO PROUD TO TAKE SOMETHING LIKE THAT MY GRAND CHILDREN GO THROUGH A LOT OF STUFF . ALL THESE ARE GOOD IDEAS . PUT YOUR WIFE IN CHARGE AND HIDE YOUR GOOD STUFF . :Rofl