A lot of people, especially parents, think that fishing is an expensive sport. I see many parents put off by the amount of stuff they see flashing around on fishing shows. And it can be, if you make it that way. But if you look for good bargains, and make good decisions before buying, you can get a lot of good deals, and fishing can actually become a pretty cheap hobby.
Above: A bunch of Yum Bargain Bin stuff I picked out at Walmart.
You see, there are great deals all around you. Don't just settle for the small 20% deals. Look around. I know of an guy that wanted to sponsor a fishing derby for kids. He went on Craigslist, and found a offering for 15 rods and 20 reels from the 1980s, all for $80. The reels were dusty and old, and some lacked parts, but most still worked. He haggled the price down to $50, and made 13 fishing combos out of them. With some washing and oiling, they would be as good as new. Imagine if he had to buy 13 Zebco 202s, at $15 each. If you look around, you would find some pretty slick deals.
I like going to Walmart for their bargain bins. Ever seen those bin of soft plastics, marked at $1.50 each? Those make for pretty slick deals. I often see nice hard baits on sale, too. I think I once even saw a KVD Sexy Frog on sale. I Iike to check on the fishing aisle every time I go to Walmart, and it's a great way to save some money.
Hi. I am Ian, an extremely avid bass fisherman living in Howard County, MD. I like to bank fish and fish at local ponds and small creeks. I will explore budget friendly options for people to use in this blog. I hope I can teach you something.