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    Where do you shop??
from Tubejig  
7/2/2012 10:24:45 PM


 I'm curious to where folks her buy boat and fishing supplies.

Any good on-line stores that you prefer?

Do any of you prefer on-line over local? Why?

I'm asking because I'm attending I-Cast and this topic will be discussed in a sales meeting.

Thanks in advance for responding

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   It depends from Skipper  7/2/2012 10:42:39 PM
 I buy 90% of my stuff from local stores. I get a better deal from them than I do from the name brand kind of places or mail order.

One thing I find is the locals can get better quality than others and they can get colors the others don't stock.

There's custom stuff I buy that's hand made like crankbaits and spinnerbaits.

Things I do order in are:

Hooks: Usually Janns or LureParts. Ordering by the 100 is usually much cheaper than buying in packs of 6 or 7 hooks.

Weights: What I don't pour myself I also order from Janns or Lure Parts whoever has the best deal. Ordering in large packs.

Line: Sometimes direct from the manufacturer to get large spools. There's way too much waste in these 100 yard spools stores sell. You always throw away 20 or 30 yards. Buying in 1000 + yard spools is best so you only waste the end of a spool 1 time instead of 10. (I wish I could order Stren Sonic Braid in 1500 yard clear blue flo like you can the low vis green)

Something I don't want others to know about I might order in. (secret bait)

   We have no local tackle stores worth a hoot from JohnM  7/3/2012 12:03:41 AM
 Hunting rules here and I am not shopping for fishing stuff at Wal Mart.

I shop at the different on line board sponsors or local tackle shops when I am fishing. I have a two hour pull each way for KY Lake or Old Hickory. 90% of mine is on-line board sponsors.

   mostly online from Fisherboy #10852 #10852  7/3/2012 5:49:14 AM
I buy plastics and terminal tackle onkine in bulk at a significant savings. Ex. 500 Mustad 3/0 Widegaps $25 to my door; 100ct 5" stinkos for 11.50. I also buy line in bulk, usually 3,000 yrd spools.

Locally, I buy if I'm in a pinch or it's a good deal.

Most of my reels were either purchased new on ebay or second hands off the various fishing boards here and elsewhere. I have few Revo Premiers, Fuego, Sol and Zillion reels. The most I ever paid was $175 for a Zillion.

I just plan way ahead, then use what I have until the right deal comes along.

   I cheat from Bender, MS Gulf Coast  7/3/2012 7:32:17 AM
 I buy wholesale when ordering reels or rods from one of my distributors. ONe of the nice benefits of having a business license and paying taxes. LOL!

Tackle that my distributors do not have comes direct from various manufacturers but not much. There is not a heck of a lot of markup on most lures in percent wise (mostly around 20-25%) so sometimes sale items are below my wholesale cost at many of the tackle dealers such as Dicks, BPS, Cabelas, etc.

   My brother is a wholesaler so I get reels from him. from Wackoman  7/3/2012 8:36:13 AM

Like to build my own rods so I use Mudhole online and then I use Tackle Warehouse online for most all my lures and line. Free shipping with 50 bucks or more.

   P.S. i don't like to go in a bass pro Shops, Academy Sport, Dicks or any other really but I often find my self in those very stores. nm from Wackoman  7/3/2012 8:37:24 AM

   after 27 years of shopping centers from Beartrap   7/3/2012 10:42:12 AM
 if Falcon Tackle,Bass Pro,Cabelas or macks Prairie Wings don't have it,I don't need it....besides I am married to a world class shopper and spender of money....her idea of heaven is a mall that stretches forever..(and that my idea of what purgatory is like)....

   I'm with you trap from Skipper  7/3/2012 11:36:22 AM
 My wife likes to "Shop". She'll go in a store and touch every damn thing they have, look it over and study on it. Me, I enter, find what I came after, pay and leave. I hate shopping. I'm a bench sitter when we go to Pigeon Forge.

   Bt from RobShaw  7/3/2012 12:00:56 PM
 Are any of your Bass Pro's attached to massive connected shopping malls/mills such as Concord, NC or Arundle Mills, MD?

Those are 2 of my favorites as they provide lots of distractions for my better half...

   Arundle Mills, MD from Fisherboy #10852 #10852  7/3/2012 12:23:43 PM
The only problem with that one, is that my wife can go buy half of Ann Taylor then walk into Bass Pro and pick up some Columbia sports wear, a new carbon fiber kayak paddle etc. Here I am standing at the register with a pack of 1/8th sinkers and a bag of beef jerky.

Rob, Du Claws next door has a very nice selection of micro brews (and decent food). I bought one of their Growlers to take home. All I need to do is get back up there to have it refilled. Don't read the check, just sign it and head for the door.

   How ya been, Tubin' Jig? from 31Airborne  7/3/2012 12:45:44 PM
 Long time, dood.

I shop locally. What I can't get there comes from Tackle Warehouse.

   fisherboy... from RobShaw  7/3/2012 1:01:24 PM
 Im broke from sending all my money to Mudhole...I do however like beer growlers!!

   Thought about you last night 31 when the news was telling of the looters in Waldo Canyon. What is that rule of yours for dealing with such? nm from Wackoman  7/3/2012 1:57:43 PM

   Like 31 I shop locally too.... from ButchT  7/3/2012 5:09:42 PM
 At a little place here in Moultrie, GA called "Larry's Bait and Tackle". Has a lot of what I need and I'd rather spend the money with them than anyone else because they are also friends. They do a great job working on boats, trolling motors, engines, installing Power Poles, Humminbirds,,,etc, etc. Have certainly kept J Todd and I and many others as well on the water.

What I can't get there it's Tackle Warehouse and Three Rivers Marine.

   Wacko - it's . . . from 31Airborne  7/3/2012 6:08:34 PM
 Rule .303

Just happens to be the caliber of the British Enfield rifle. PLz see 'Breaker Morant' some time for relevance, reference. Good flick, too.

   There's several tackle shops near my home, from Jim/TN #11065 #11065  7/4/2012 7:37:25 AM
 but if I'm going to buy locally there's a U.S. Bass store about 30 miles away that I frequent from time to time. His prices are better than anyone local, and he has a ton of inventory. For major purchases (rods/reels/etc) my go-to place is always Tackle Warehouse. I always check their sales page ( picked up some outstanding buys there). Free shipping over $50 and if I order on the weekend it's here the following Thurs or Fri. If I absolutely can't wait I just add $5 and get 2nd Day Air. No sales tax, either, at least where I live.



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