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Maybe this topic has been done before????

With garage sale season coming up, I got to wondering:

What is the best fishing-related buy you've ever gotten at a garage sale?

I know that ALL of the fishing gear is gone every time I go to a garage sale. The fishing gear that I put on the sale I had last summer was the first stuff to go. Guess I should have charged more...

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I'm a picker in the summer sale season. Fish during the week and hit garage/yard sales and auctions on weekends. Last summer I found a mint, in the box 70's Ambassadeur 5000D for 4 beans and sold it for 170. Found cheap and sold high many old Cardinal reels. Found numerous tackle boxes over the past few years that I've picked up for less than twenty dollars, some of these were full of old lures with great value, to the tune of hundreds of $$$$'s. Some folks don't realize the value certain old tackle has to collectors.....but I do!

fiskyknut

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I have found frabil floating minow buckets twice for next to nothing.

[This message has been edited by Suzuki (edited 03-30-2004).]

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Color-C-Lector for $1.00. But then, something that is worthless is not a good deal.

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I bought 2 bamboo fly rods,1 with a reel,in good shape for $5.00.I do not know what there worth but they look old.

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Animal I still have a color C lector. Anyone looking for one. I can't remember ever using it, it must be twenty years old.

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Hey Leechlake, if you might be thinking of getting rid of your color c lector, I may be interested. I have one but the sensor broke. Drop me a message at [email protected] Thanks. Ed

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Fisher Ed

Do you use the Color-C-Lector? Do you think it works? I tried mine out several times and never could see any difference in catch rate. I would use the color that was C-lected (lol) and my fishing buddies would use another color just to test it out. We never did have any different results one way or the other.

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I got mine when they first came out and bought some of Rebel's matching color lures. There were a few time when I would tie on the color listed and my Dad would use whatever he felt was the "color" and I'd outfish him. Fluke? Who knows. Now I use it more for the Niece when she fishes with us. What the c-lector tells her to fish with she does. When she gets a fish it's even better yet. Ed

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2- Lowrance "green box" flashers with suction cup transducers still in the box for 20 clams a piece. Now that was a goot deal der den!

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Animal
I talked to the inventor, a Professor from Oklahoma in the late 80's about the Color-C-Lector and told him it didn't work. His reply was just because it said use green and you caught fish on red, remember it only gives the best color not the only one. I guess in lay-mans terms it means they were worthless. Be glad your only out a buck!

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May 6th and 7th in the Anoka (andover) area I will be putting a bunch of stuff on our garage sale!

If you are a Muskie Nut -- make the trip!!!! If you fish at all check it out!

Rods, reels, tackle boxes and a bunch of tackle. Anybody interested let me know -- I can get more specific.

Usually the guy across the street has a bunch of "GUY STUFF" on his sale too. Truck tires and rims, speakers, radios, mini-bikes and some times a used car.

Tis the season!

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One of my sons got an old StrikeMaster auger (mid 70's) at an estate sale this winter for about 50 bucks. It had two extra auger shafts new in the boxes and was in never run condition. I took it to StrikeMaster and the company president gave me a new 3 horse Lazer ten inch with an extention in trade for it. My son was happy and the pres of StrikeMaster was overjoyed with the deal. Its now on StrikeMaster's wall with their historical augers.

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Fish-n-Freak

I live in Ramsey and would be very interested in what you are putting out for sale...just getting into muskie fishing. You can e-mail me at [email protected] or reply here.

Thanks!

Daze Off

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yeah fish n freak i'd like to know what you all have on the sale! maybe i'll make the trip!

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Great to see some peoplee interested! I will get a list together and send it to all of you, plus post it here. (Freak's Garage Sale) under the Boats & Used Stuff for sale Forum. (2 down from this one)

It will be fun to put some names with faces, and talk fishing! The sale will be Thursday and Friday -- May 6 & 7 (9 to 5)-- BUT if you let me know, I will be ready on Wednesday night! I know how hard it can be to take time off.

Hope to see a bunch of you in May.
Steve

[This message has been edited by Fish-n-Freak (edited 04-02-2004).]

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Glad to see the interest!

I will have a good list shortly and will post under the used stuff forum. Look for "Freak's Garage Sale" as the topic.

Thanks!
Steve

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Can't just post under the items for sale forum, so I will update things here on the Open Water Forum -- Fish-n-Freak's Garage Sale -- should be up soon.

Steve

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I got an early 90's model Jiffy Ice Auger for $10. The guy that sold it said that it wouldn't run, he had tried everything. Took it home and tried to start it. It would fire on the first pull and then die. I noticed a little gas dripping from the primer and when I checked it out I found a small crack. Put a little rubber cement on it and it now it runs like a champ. Oh yeah, it's a 10" auger too.

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Hey Rip - You're having a baby soon, your fishing days are numbered! LOL

OK -- Quick list

2 or 3 Muskie Rods, maybe a 6500 reel too.
a couple of Walleye rods, reels?
TONS of Muskie Lures!
Tackle Boxes
Walleye lures -- Rapalas and stuff
Ice fishing stuff

I will be getting a complete list with exact items together soon.

Riverbasher -- Stop by and I will have a FREE Welcome Home Muskie Package Ready!
Thanks for what you are doing!!!!!!!

Steve

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My wife and her mutha went garage sailing around Mille Lacs lake a few years ago and she found used Rapala's for sale, like .50 cents each. So she picked up a dozen of them.
Some of the hooks needed replacing and a little cleaning and they were like new!
People who live on the shore of Mille Lacs find them on there shoreline after they float from where they were snagged.

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Fish n freak
do i get second shot at the walleye stuff after riptide?
Best fishes
Chris

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Lets go Freak how about that list you were going to post. Seems like there is a lot of interest in your items, but i thought i got first dibs on your gear.

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Hey, Huskies
First come first served. What are you looking for? As far as Walleye stuff, I will have a rod or two, a bunch of Rapala and other crankbaits, Small in-line Spinners, Jig and Rig Kits plus just odds and ends. A great chance to get 'like new' equipment and tackle at a reduced price.

Steve

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