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Just read the topic about buying stuff from E-Bay and not letting yer misses know about fishing stuff you just purchased,and the consequences that result from such purchases.


How do you guys hide or what excuses do you use regarding fishing expenses?

I used to hide all my new fishing rods or reels I just purchased in my garage,and tell her if she asks,"Is that a new rod?"
"No, I've had this set-up for a long time,you are just now noticing it!",But now she
decides to remodel the room.How am I suppose to justify or hide the 11'6 Tica casting rod I plan on purchasing?
 

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uh...do you have an old one you don't use anymore? if so, break it and then tell her you have to replace old faithful.

if that doesn't work, bring home flowers and take her out to dinner the day you buy it.
 

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wooo... very dangerous advice Husky :)

She'll see right through you during that dinner and what you will have in your hand will be a bigger fire, money spent on dinner and money spent on your new gear. I know from experience, not a good idea...

Only if I knew what I know now... if I was single, I'll go fishing everyday and buy all the gear before I say, 'I do.'

My advice is to tell the truth well in advance. I think timing is critical, one time a package arrived at my house and she didn't know about it :eek: :eek: :eek until it got there. Women are very emotional... haa haa.

I only been married 2 years so I've be interested in finding out from the veterans...
 

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well I posted a similar topic a while back, and got lots of good advice. You could say you had sent it back to the manufacturer for repairs six months ago, or a friend quit fishing and gave it to you. yardsale
a 2 dollar bonanza. found it at the beach, or its your friends who hides his fishing habit from his wife! 75% off sale at walmart.
what ever you buy tell her it cost 1/4 of the actual price.

Or God forbid you tell her the truth.....then beg forgiveness...
FOUR HUNDRED DOLLARS YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING WHAT ABOUT THE BROKEN TOILET, AND THE FLAT TIRE ON MY CAR, AND THE_______

fill in the blank
 

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It works for me Jangwuah. I guess my wife is better than yours! LOL. LMAO.

BTW, been married for 8 years this June. I'm too young to have been married so long.
 

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eight years......lol i.m working on 18..... stil justifying my fishing equipment....... :D :D :D
 

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Wow! I bet you guys are all great at telling fish stories as well... :D

My advice would be to get the wife interested in fishing, and justify buying yourself a nice rod by buying her one... and if it turns out she doesn't like fishing, *shrug* you've got 2 and didn't have to take that "other" path...

My wife's been fishing along side me for 3 years now. Took a few trips for her to figure out it wasn't time to discuss things.. :mad: LOL but it's awesome!

So, how do you train a 1 yr old to hold a rod anyway LOL :confused:

THE Fishing Squid
 

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I am the same way..My wife fishes with me. She has her own custom rod (my new reel) and says nothing when I buy equipment because she uses it too..
 

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Just tell her the truth because she has been on the board while you were out of the house taking a look as to what you have been up to here and what you could be possibly talking about on this board. :p She wouldn't do that would she :confused: :confused:
I thought not also. :D
Your's Truly Busted at one time in Florida
 

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This best way is to give her you credit card and hope she doesn't break you and make sure you tell her AFTER she has gone on her shopping spree or she will break you.
 

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I don't hide anything. Every year for Christmas/birthday I get a new rod/reel setup and every year the price has been going up.

Also, my wife knows that I don't ask for much so when I tell her I have to "restock my fishing gear for the new season", she understands that this is usually a one-time shot at getting all the stuff I need for the year. I still buy lures here and there but I do not drop lots of bucks on additional purchases.

Fishing is all I do with my spare time. This will probably change next month when we buy our first house. And then there's the 25' center console boat I want to build next year in my backyard...we'll see how that goes...Once I sell her on the idea of getting out on the bay and doing some topwater fishing for stripers and blues, I think the sale has been made. ;)

PS - My wife loves to fish too! :)
 

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I have some luck that my wife works too and is into scrapbooks. We both have our habits. We split the bills and she pays part and I pay the rest. If we both want it we both pay. I want it I pay - She wants it she pays. We both love the beach. The only down fall is that I prefer spring -n- fall and she likes summer. Our solution is several shorter trips. As for the equipment I take her in the shops with me like Dillions or Frisco Rod n Gun. She finds something she likes too. (hopefully less expensive) We both get new toys eveybody wins.
 

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I never said to lie. The break an old rod and have to replace it thing was a joke.

The dinner and flowers thing works when we have $ in the bank. Just in case anyone misunderstood, you buy it after the dinner and flowers and you bring it up during the dinner.

I've never bought any fishing stuff that my wife wasn't fine with. Maybe because I bought her a $400 sewing machine the year I got my rods/reels. I also have bought her over a $100 worth of scrapbooking stuff. I haven't even mentioned Pampered Chef parties yet.

My wife doesn't fish. She won't consider coming with me. But, she knows I like to fish.

Now don't get me wrong. If I went out and bought a $400 combo, I'd be in big trouble. But that is because we don't have much $. If we had a lot of money then she would let me buy the nice stuff you guys all have.

That's OK. I'm fine with my ebay rod and my ugly stick. In fact, I have no desire for anything else. My two set ups work great. And neither one cost me over $130.

blah, blah, blah...that said, I'm getting divorced this weekend. :D
 

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...and then she decides to check out the websites you like to frequent. Hmmm, internet porn, ebay, what's this...Pierandsurf.com How do you hide it from the Missus? Interesting topic. Hey I live in Montgomery Village (Virgina Beach, etc.). I wonder... :eek:
 

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well, this Oct. 20, i will have been married to the same girl for 30 years, i guess she figures if a little fishing expense is all i cost her, she can live with that. though i do see a problem coming with the sportcast usa world's being the 17-18-19 of october, maybe she would like a trip to beautiful crisfield maryland in the fall.
 

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I put them in the back of your truck, silly!

As long as she puts clothes and shoes in the Good Samaritan bag each Wednesday with price tags still on them, I just walk in and say "See my new....."
 

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I'm definately in the just tell the truth crowd. At least for the big $$$ items, the $10-20 trips for gear can go un-noticed.I've been with my girl going on 20 yrs. now and we talk about everything especially major purchases. There's two jobs and one check-book in the family and so far we've both been able to stay put of trouble spending "our" money. Besides I'm low maintenence when it comes to my "habits", I don't need the best or the newest; if it's still working well why replace it??!! Speaking of habits, that's another angle to take, there are a lot of other ones that are more expensive and worse than fishing; she should be glad that's all you do.
 

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Surf-n-Turf,I hope you don't put your gear your hiding in the back of my truck,You never know what I might do with em.......Like donate them to homeless bums,so they don't have to beg for food or money along the intestate off ramps they can use your new stuff to fish with.
 

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I never had a problem with buying anything. My wife has her own bank account and I have mine my pay check goes into my account and hers goes into her account and if she wants to buy something it is with her money and If I want to buy something it comes out of my account haven't had any problems in 12 years of marriage :D :D
 
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