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Title: 2017 Equipment (Toys you are buying).
Post by: j102 on January 01, 2017, 12:17:18 PM
It's a new year, so it means new dreams, new plans, new wish list.
What are you guys getting?
I might get the new Fuego CT or another Curado.
And I am still looking for my first boat.

Title: Re: 2017 Equipment (Toys you are buying).
Post by: Bassinlou on January 01, 2017, 12:19:05 PM
I still have one more new toy heading my way soon,  ~shade,  but after that, I do not foresee any more toys in 2017. 2016 was pretty dang expensive...  lo
Title: Re: 2017 Equipment (Toys you are buying).
Post by: rockchalk06 on January 01, 2017, 12:21:24 PM
Technically I bought them in 2016, but they will arrive in 2017.

Another LSCR and a Shimano Scorpion 70.

I'm always on the look for a premo Shimano Core 100MgFV and a Chronarch 100D7. I hope to add one more and have an LSCR built for it.

Honestly, that may be it for me for several years.
Title: Re: 2017 Equipment (Toys you are buying).
Post by: West6550 on January 01, 2017, 01:57:03 PM


Technically I bought them in 2016, but they will arrive in 2017.

Ditto! LSCR and a Daiwa SV103

Last year I bought plenty and besides tackle here or there don't plan on buying anything else anytime soon.
Title: Re: 2017 Equipment (Toys you are buying).
Post by: caddyjoe77 on January 01, 2017, 02:17:23 PM
Perhaps a glass rod for 1/2 oz chatterbaits and spinnerbaits.  Which will require another reel.  So that means I will probably lose another battle with the reel monkey....

LSCR which is in the works

Maybe another metanium JDM? 

Definitely need to purchase some large spools of Sunline in 10, 14, and 17.  What I would like to find though, is one of those spoolers like they have at good tackle shops. 
Title: Re: 2017 Equipment (Toys you are buying).
Post by: Bassinlou on January 01, 2017, 06:51:40 PM
Um... I have to update my previous post.. there is strong possibility another reel will be part of my arsenal in early 2017.... lol!! Crazy!! I know... but the opportunity just fell in my lap, couldn't pass it up...
Title: Re: 2017 Equipment (Toys you are buying).
Post by: LgMouthGambler on January 01, 2017, 07:06:10 PM
I'm actually tired of entertaining yall.

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Title: Re: 2017 Equipment (Toys you are buying).
Post by: Bassinlou on January 01, 2017, 07:23:30 PM
I'm actually tired of entertaining yall.

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No your not.. lol
Title: Re: 2017 Equipment (Toys you are buying).
Post by: cojab on January 01, 2017, 07:39:32 PM
New trolling motor. I'm just holding out waiting on the bast deal I can find.
That and my taxidermist is getting a big chunk from my fun money this year.
Title: Re: 2017 Equipment (Toys you are buying).
Post by: Mike Cork on January 01, 2017, 07:44:45 PM
I'm trying to save pennies, now that Christmas is over, to buy me one of them fancy fish callers....

I think a Hydrowave is about the only thing I want so far, but I'm sure the industry will find things to temp me with.
Title: Re: 2017 Equipment (Toys you are buying).
Post by: Bud Kennedy on January 01, 2017, 08:28:29 PM
Not planning on any major purchases in the fishing arena. Would like to have the boat re carpeted in the spring and if I have to spend anything else it will be most likely in the maintenance category.  Got old Car, old truck, old house that just might need a few things here an there. 
Title: Re: 2017 Equipment (Toys you are buying).
Post by: BassTrap316 on January 02, 2017, 08:05:48 PM
I've got a Zillion TWS and a No. 8 Tackle Company BlackOut on the way currently. Also in the market for a new spinning set up. Literally the day before I bought my bait casting set up, I told myself that I don't need another baitcasting combo and I should get myself a nice new spinning combo... then I saw the sales.  ~shhh
Title: Re: 2017 Equipment (Toys you are buying).
Post by: basss on January 12, 2017, 08:54:03 AM
And I am still looking for my first boat.

Well, you def have quite a bit to pick from in south fl.
Title: Re: 2017 Equipment (Toys you are buying).
Post by: SFL BassHunter on January 12, 2017, 10:40:41 AM
In 2017 I think A few more reels will be replaced.

There is a major possibility that when the CT SV TWS QMO LPR D comes out I am going to get that...The Scorpion DC will probably be replaced.

Also I would like to find me a spare spoor for my current CT to replace the Fuego L.

Rods are going to be my main focus though. I need to replace a Berkley Lightning, Fenwick Aetos and add one more to relegate the Savvy 734c to bank fishing duties.
Title: Re: 2017 Equipment (Toys you are buying).
Post by: FloridaFishinFool on January 12, 2017, 10:45:46 AM
3 new curado's with ceramic hybrid bearings. New custom spiral wrapped rods I make myself. And I am overhauling some old retired curado's for 2017 also with ceramic hybrid bearings. Got a new frogging rod ready to roll and a new spiral wrapped dedicated A-rig rod ready to go. Oh, and gonna try out a rebuilt Daiwa twitchin' bar reel on the froggin' rod just to try it out.

Can't wait to get 'em out on the water!
Title: Re: 2017 Equipment (Toys you are buying).
Post by: Kris on January 12, 2017, 05:40:07 PM
I am planning on buying carpet to redo the seat area and the rest of the Ranger in the Spring.  Two new Group 31 batteries and maybe a new trolling motor.
For the aluminum boat I am planning a Hydrowave Mini and replacing a couple of batteries.
Planning on adding an ABU Orra 2 Winch and two Dobyns Rods, 734C and a 705CB.  Possibly a new Dobyns spinning outfit also.  These would all be Fury line btw.  Doc Irv will probably get another order for Irvco Stickbaits, yes senkos, later in the Season.  I bought some at end of 2016 and want to try them out before ordering more like either one of those. 
I doubt I can afford much more than the above.
Title: Re: 2017 Equipment (Toys you are buying).
Post by: mxr133 on January 12, 2017, 05:57:54 PM
Minn Kota Ultrex!
Title: Re: 2017 Equipment (Toys you are buying).
Post by: j102 on January 12, 2017, 06:30:39 PM
Well, you def have quite a bit to pick from in south fl.

Yes, a lot of choices down here. I am waiting for the end of the month....

Title: Re: 2017 Equipment (Toys you are buying).
Post by: analfisherman on January 12, 2017, 07:05:38 PM
LSCR.......sorry Lee! ~shade ;)
Title: Re: 2017 Equipment (Toys you are buying).
Post by: j102 on February 09, 2017, 07:16:56 AM
I am getting this 2016 Key West 176CC, new, zero hours. It would be a good little boat for Biscayne Bay and Flamingo.

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Title: Re: 2017 Equipment (Toys you are buying).
Post by: Bassinlou on February 09, 2017, 07:40:49 AM
Very nice ~c~ Congrats!! Perfect boat for our South FL bays and offshore for those calmer days. Enjoy!!
Title: Re: 2017 Equipment (Toys you are buying).
Post by: West6550 on February 09, 2017, 08:06:28 AM
Sweet enjoy!
Title: Re: 2017 Equipment (Toys you are buying).
Post by: Drake691 on February 09, 2017, 08:34:19 AM
I'm waiting for the new tatula CT SV, I need a new spinning reel and I couple more Dobyns rods lol
Title: Re: 2017 Equipment (Toys you are buying).
Post by: j102 on February 09, 2017, 03:56:32 PM
Thanks guys!!
Title: Re: 2017 Equipment (Toys you are buying).
Post by: Lipripper on February 09, 2017, 04:00:48 PM
Great looking boat. ~c~ ~c~ No new toys for me this year.
Title: Re: 2017 Equipment (Toys you are buying).
Post by: Smallie_Stalker on February 09, 2017, 04:05:57 PM
My wishlist includes several Dobyns rods. We'll see what else comes along. Of course I have two things working against me - my wife and my bank account - and one directly and adversely influences the other.  ~shade
Title: Re: 2017 Equipment (Toys you are buying).
Post by: j102 on February 09, 2017, 04:12:38 PM
Thanks Lip!
Title: Re: 2017 Equipment (Toys you are buying).
Post by: SFL BassHunter on February 09, 2017, 06:23:40 PM
I am getting this 2016 Key West 176CC, new, zero hours. It would be a good little boat for Biscayne Bay and Flamingo.


Dang you aren't messing around this year! That is a nice boat! Congrats!!!
Title: Re: 2017 Equipment (Toys you are buying).
Post by: fishandkamp on February 09, 2017, 06:55:23 PM
I fish out of an aluminum bass boat in tidal water. The current/wind can make it tough to fish docks well so I purchased a used Dig in shallow water anchor pole. I cut it and added a 2 piece ferrule so it works like a pool cue. It stores nicely in a rod rack.  Next I think I am going to get a Venom Lures Down Right anchor setup for up front on the trolling motor. Check out this one.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSxvMRTxp5M&t=2s
Title: Re: 2017 Equipment (Toys you are buying).
Post by: j102 on February 09, 2017, 07:08:40 PM
Dang you aren't messing around this year! That is a nice boat! Congrats!!!

Thanks! I have been shopping around for the past six months. I was able to get this one (with all the accessories) at its lowest possible price.

Title: Re: 2017 Equipment (Toys you are buying).
Post by: Oldfart9999 on February 10, 2017, 06:53:35 AM
I-Pilot unit for my Terrova, 1 7' med Carbonlite baitcasting rod and maybe a new Pro Qualifier reel, maybe.
Rodney
Title: Re: 2017 Equipment (Toys you are buying).
Post by: scottemory72 on February 11, 2017, 03:29:42 AM
A complete lineup of Dobyns rods......plus Lew's reels to go with them.
Title: Re: 2017 Equipment (Toys you are buying).
Post by: zippyduck on February 11, 2017, 10:54:46 PM
Well already got a villain spin rod, champion 744c, daiwa sv103, zillion sv tws, tatula ct type R. I also bought a large order from Bo and slider heads.
Have a LSCR ordered,  will be buying another dobyns for chatterbaits, a shimano spinning reel, and some more tackle.
Title: Re: 2017 Equipment (Toys you are buying).
Post by: cojab on February 12, 2017, 04:52:53 PM
will be buying another dobyns for chatterbaits

They have a couple of chatterbait rods in their store at a great price because they're mislabeled. I just looked and I probably shouldn't have. They have a couple more I wouldn't mind having!
Title: Re: 2017 Equipment (Toys you are buying).
Post by: zippyduck on February 12, 2017, 10:57:27 PM
Ya I saw that. hope they still have them when the finances free up.
Title: Re: 2017 Equipment (Toys you are buying).
Post by: Kris on February 13, 2017, 06:03:06 AM
I am planning on buying carpet to redo the seat area and the rest of the Ranger in the Spring.  Two new Group 31 batteries and maybe a new trolling motor.
For the aluminum boat I am planning a Hydrowave Mini and replacing a couple of batteries.
Planning on adding an ABU Orra 2 Winch and two Dobyns Rods, 734C and a 705CB.  Possibly a new Dobyns spinning outfit also.  These would all be Fury line btw.  Doc Irv will probably get another order for Irvco Stickbaits, yes senkos, later in the Season.  I bought some at end of 2016 and want to try them out before ordering more like either one of those. 
I doubt I can afford much more than the above.
Two of my purchases for 2017 made.  I have purchased the two Dobyns Rods, an FR705CB and an FR734C.  Wife taking me to tackle stores in PA today for my Birthday but will probably buy some more tackle and not more on the list.
Title: Re: 2017 Equipment (Toys you are buying).
Post by: Hasty82 on February 13, 2017, 08:57:35 AM
Looking at the Xi5 80 MotorGuide. Love the pinpoint feature. New 31 group batteries for the 24v system. Making it easier for me when having my 2 young fishing buddies on the boat with me.  probably some much needed new tackle.


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Title: Re: 2017 Equipment (Toys you are buying).
Post by: cojab on February 13, 2017, 10:09:44 AM
Looking at the Xi5 80 MotorGuide. Love the pinpoint feature. New 31 group batteries for the 24v system. Making it easier for me when having my 2 young fishing buddies on the boat with me.  probably some much needed new tackle.


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I'm about to leave to go get one of these right now. Been waiting for a sale and I'm not sure they're going to get any cheaper than they are.
Title: Re: 2017 Equipment (Toys you are buying).
Post by: Hasty82 on February 13, 2017, 11:12:25 AM
I'm about to leave to go get one of these right now. Been waiting for a sale and I'm not sure they're going to get any cheaper than they are.
Where are you picking one up?


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Title: Re: 2017 Equipment (Toys you are buying).
Post by: cojab on February 13, 2017, 01:26:39 PM
Cabelas. $1499 and a $100 rebate going on right now. Leaving in a few!
Title: Re: 2017 Equipment (Toys you are buying).
Post by: Dam0007 on February 18, 2017, 08:35:54 AM
So far 2 rods ordered, in process of ordering a boat, and I need 1 more reel.

Tackle wise def plan on trying more of the Berkley hardbaits and got stock up on some Fluorocarbon.

Other than that entry fees lmaooo  ~roflmao
Title: Re: 2017 Equipment (Toys you are buying).
Post by: j102 on February 18, 2017, 11:10:22 AM
Dam,
Post pictures when you get your boat.
Title: Re: 2017 Equipment (Toys you are buying).
Post by: Tavery5 on February 18, 2017, 09:18:52 PM
Bought mine the other day....


(https://www.facebook.com/AlefsHD/photos/a.10151557167588290.1073741832.78993093289/10154928200518290/?type=3)
Title: Re: 2017 Equipment (Toys you are buying).
Post by: ranger1882 on February 18, 2017, 09:42:54 PM
no new toys for this guy....need 3 new batteries and livewell plumbing first....
Title: Re: 2017 Equipment (Toys you are buying).
Post by: Dink Dawg on February 18, 2017, 10:51:22 PM
Dobyns Champion 804CB Paul Mueller.  I'm sure my 764CB RM will be angry, maybe even jealous, but I have to do it. ~rant
Title: Re: 2017 Equipment (Toys you are buying).
Post by: Silas on March 01, 2017, 01:19:29 PM
Used DAIWA J-DREAM 7.9 inbound from Japan.

Hoping for the best!! 

If not , off to the Reel Man.
Title: Re: 2017 Equipment (Toys you are buying).
Post by: LgMouthGambler on March 01, 2017, 01:46:09 PM
Used DAIWA J-DREAM 7.9 inbound from Japan.

Hoping for the best!! 

If not , off to the Reel Man.

Great purchase! Very nice reel. You are gonna love it. I have an IP68 (same reel as the J Dreams) its killer smooth after a good clean and lube.
Title: 2017 Equipment (Toys you are buying).
Post by: j102 on March 10, 2017, 06:57:18 AM
I got a cover for the boat.
Title: Re: 2017 Equipment (Toys you are buying).
Post by: Captsteve on March 10, 2017, 07:50:13 AM
Going to get a Hummingbird Helix 7 SI

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Title: Re: 2017 Equipment (Toys you are buying).
Post by: scottemory72 on March 11, 2017, 09:03:28 AM
I will be buying a new boat......I sold mine last weekend.
Title: Re: 2017 Equipment (Toys you are buying).
Post by: j102 on March 11, 2017, 07:27:33 PM
I will be buying a new boat......I sold mine last weekend.

Which boat are you looking to buy now? What model was your old boat?


Title: Re: 2017 Equipment (Toys you are buying).
Post by: AbuGarcia on March 15, 2017, 01:18:11 AM
So the finally talked the fiancee into getting a boat (after the wedding) but the thing is she wants a Pontoon. Are there any good alternatives that would make a good all around boat that I can also take to local/regional bass tournaments? Was thinking a Deep V or something.

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Title: Re: 2017 Equipment (Toys you are buying).
Post by: j102 on March 15, 2017, 06:48:52 AM
So the finally talked the fiancee into getting a boat (after the wedding) but the thing is she wants a Pontoon. Are there any good alternatives that would make a good all around boat that I can also take to local/regional bass tournaments? Was thinking a Deep V or something.

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Bay boats. They can do both, family activities and fishing.




Title: Re: 2017 Equipment (Toys you are buying).
Post by: DWbass on March 19, 2017, 05:40:02 PM
Abu Garcia ORRA SX & Berkley Lightning Rod 7' medium....

recently got back into fishing and I wanted to give a baitcaster a try but didn't want to spend a lot if I didn't like it...  so far I like it
Title: Re: 2017 Equipment (Toys you are buying).
Post by: lhcbassman on March 19, 2017, 05:52:36 PM
Just bought a kayak for the year I am excited. Been out twice..No luck... Yet

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Title: Re: 2017 Equipment (Toys you are buying).
Post by: j102 on March 19, 2017, 06:09:21 PM
Just bought a kayak for the year I am excited. Been out twice..No luck... Yet

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Post some pictures when you have time. We love pictures.

Title: Re: 2017 Equipment (Toys you are buying).
Post by: lhcbassman on March 19, 2017, 06:10:30 PM
Post some pictures when you have time. We love pictures.
This is the only one I have..Been too busy on it to photograph it lol

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Title: Re: 2017 Equipment (Toys you are buying).
Post by: Captsteve on March 19, 2017, 09:25:34 PM
So the finally talked the fiancee into getting a boat (after the wedding) but the thing is she wants a Pontoon. Are there any good alternatives that would make a good all around boat that I can also take to local/regional bass tournaments? Was thinking a Deep V or something.

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Fish & ski, that is the way I went.

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Title: Re: 2017 Equipment (Toys you are buying).
Post by: j102 on March 30, 2017, 11:51:09 AM
Tax refund season.
Are you guys buying new stuff?