Thursday, March 3, 2011
Fishin' Around Garage Sales
The first place to look for huge savings on fishing gear is garage sales. There are many people looking to clean up the garage and get rid of their extra gear. From fishing poles to lures to tackle boxes. Usually, if you spend a weekend finding garage sales you will find some great bargains on fishing gear. Check your local newspaper for listings of garage sales. Craigs list is also a great place to look for garage sales.
How about those garage sales? Bargains? Someone else's relic...Now your treasure?
How about this gas grill lighter? Everyone needs one of these.
How true is this sign???
Example: My friend's mom was doing her weekly prowl of local garage sales, when she spotted a trout fly rod that appeared to be quite old. She gave it a good close look and found it very interesting so she asked the owner what the price was. He said it was his grandfather's rod and it was very old but he knew nothing more about it. He believed it to be a real antique so he wanted $20 for it. She pursed her lips and offered him $10. He said, "Look, I will throw in the reel that went with it if you give me $15." She took a look at the reel and it looked old and quite interesting so she handed over $15 to him and hoped that she had made a good buy.
She tossed it in the car beside the other items that she found that day. A couple of hours later when she arrived home, she handed it over to her husband, who was an avid fly fisherman. He saw a faint inscription on the metal cap below the rod handle. A good rub with his thumb removed the dirt and he saw a name--Hardy Bros, Alnwick England. He took a look at the grey metal reel which had a bone handle and made out the Hardy Bros mark on there also. In addition it said "Model Perfect". You tell me...did she overpay or get a really great buy ???? You never know...
Posted by THE RIVER DAMSEL at 9:59 PM