I am not a passionate fisherman by any extent of the imagination. I went a couple of times as a kid and I can count all of the fish I have caught on two hands but since we own a cabin and I have a kid who wants to fish, so I decided we needed a couple of rod and reels.
For Christmas I gave Mark a rod, reel, and tackle box and he gave my brother the same thing. That took care of those two but I still needed reel and rod. This week at Canadian Tire they are blowing out all of their stock and they had rods on for 75% off. I went out and bought a Zebco Horizon for $9.95. It’s not professional grade but since I live within a couple of miles of North America’s oldest bird sanctuary (that features lots and lots of pelicans), there are not a lot of fish by our end of the lake.
Now all I need to know is what kind of lures you catch Walleye with (which is Saskatchewan’s provincial fish). That and I need to learn how to clean a fish. Either that or I need to talk Alan Creech to take his summer holidays at my lake.
One the other end of the scale is a couple of fishing rods I bought at Dollarama for a $1 a piece. They aren’t good for a lot other than if Mark has some friends up, we have some rods that if they get broken, no one will care. The reels are not the smoothest I have ever used. Apparently no one fishes in the part of China where they were made.