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  1. #1
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    Default Single most expensive item of tackle

    Not a bragging rights thread, more of a curiosity really.

    I bought a Daiwa Whisker pole when the first editions came out which, iirc, set me back around £1200 around the late 90's (?).

    Makes me cringe when I think about it now, even though i'll probably be shelling out just as much for an 11' rod before long although I had more than my money's worth out of the pole considering what I flogged it for a couple of years later.

    After that it falls away sharply (thankfully!) and slightly behind the Matchbox seatbox set up I also had at the time it would be the Marksman rods.

    What's your single most expensive item of tackle you've ever bought and does the figure you spent on it make you cringe when you look back on it?
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    Default Re: Single most expensive item of tackle

    My Tailwalk Eginn bass spinning rod, almost £300 I occasionally fish with another pal, he’s a big strong bloke and hurls his lure with such force Jeff Capes would have been impressed, I on the other hand just give a subtle flick of the wrist and watch my lure disappear on the horizon. I haven’t caught a big bass on it yet, a mere detail.

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    Default Re: Single most expensive item of tackle

    A browning pole my dear sandwich maker bought for me this last Christmas. After that my two Acolytes which I actually had to pay for myself.

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    Default Re: Single most expensive item of tackle

    Mine is a fly outfit, all bought at the same time, comprising a 14ft Hardy Sintrix Jet 14ft double handed salmon rod (£650) Hardy Demon Cassette 9/10 salmon fly reel (£280) and a Gaelforce 54ft Head #9 floating Spey Fly Line (£85) a grand total of £1015 on plastic.

    Pretty much chicken-feed compared to Daiwa Airity & Daiwa Air poles though!

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    Default Re: Single most expensive item of tackle

    My 2012 Daiwa Connoisseur pole cost me £1200, it is now my spare.
    My latest pole, 1 year old now, is a Daiwa Airity super slim which was 2k..
    Not cringing because it’s worth every penny..

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    Chris Lythe Scotton trotter pin, I think I paid something like £475 but can't remember the exact figure. I don't cringe because I love the reel and could most probably sell it for close on double what I paid if I ever wanted too.

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    Default Re: Single most expensive item of tackle

    Nothing I can think of, but I might be tempted by these....

    Abel Nipper Rainbow – Glasgow Angling Centre

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    Default Re: Single most expensive item of tackle

    Not a lot compared to some £200 for a centrepin although my first carbon blank with inflation would be around £350 at today's prices.

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    Default Re: Single most expensive item of tackle

    Quote Originally Posted by bullet View Post
    Nothing I can think of, but I might be tempted by these....

    Abel Nipper Rainbow – Glasgow Angling Centre
    Hahaha, Abel stuff is great but ridiculously expensive over here. Our Ghillie on the Spey has Abel Pliers but he’s had them for donkey’s years and uses them a heck of a lot “fettling” stuff for his clients.

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    Default Re: Single most expensive item of tackle

    Probably a sage fly rod well over £600 was it worth it NO.

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