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My lovely wife Jo from time to time asks me, "how many rods do you have out there in your building"? I always just answer, "oh, 15 or so".
This past Sunday afternoon we decided to ride down to Fayetteville and check out the flea markets. Of course I always have my eyes open for a deal on old tackle. Well, as soon as we walk up to the Bragg Blvd. Market there is an old gentleman with several old Penn combos. I head straight for them and start looking. My wife walks up and is standing there waiting for an opening and then she asks the question, "how many rods do you have out there in your building"? And I say, "oh, 15 or so". She proceeds to tell me, "I was looking for something in your building a couple of days ago and since it is such a mess with those rods leaning all over the place I thought I would count them for you so you would know exactly how many you have". Then she told me, "You don't have 15 or so, you have 32". Of course I said, "there ain't no 32 rods in that building" and she said, "don't give me that 15 or so anymore because I counted exactly 32 rods"! I ask, "Ok, Ok! what's the point? She answers "just don't try to fool me anymore into believing you don't have that many rods". I play dumb to no avail and say, "well, I really thought that there were only 15 or so!" In the end we both laughed and it was a pretty fun exchange but she got the best of me, but she still doesn't know about the 12 rods behind the freezer in the utility room.........LOL!

The benefit of the exchange was that it prompted me to reorganize my rod and tackle storage. Below are some pics of my newly organized rod and tackle area.





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aHH YES... One of the tackle monkeys many vacation homes....LOL *nice:D
 

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Nice collection.
I did the same with my tool box. I sold the smaller 40" tool boxes I had and bought the top of the line cornwell tool box..she came out in my garage noticed the box....i said Iput cornwell badges on my craftsman toolbox so I'd feel better about using it haha...that was untill she went looking for the screw driver the other day and noticed the reciept from the tool truck saying i bought the 12k tool box 2 months ago for 2500 haha

that flew like a brick in to a glass pond
 

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Looks like ten to fifteen to me, as well... Ya got plenty of room for more -- Right, Forrest?

What's that funny-lookin' thing on the plaque in the second-to-last pic?

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Nice and neat. I am sure that you feel better, but have you shown your wife. Maybe she would feel better seeing them all organized and clean. Worth a try... I use floor racks that will hold 10-12 rigs a piece. I have 3 of them so far and my wife walks past them from time to time and never asks cause they're in order and don't appear like a stack of yard debri. Way to go Livebait!
 

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Looks like ten to fifteen to me, as well... Ya got plenty of room for more -- Right, Forrest?



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Definitely -- only "15 or so"--15X3--going on 15X10-- Just getting to the stage of confusion about deciding which outfit to take fishing.
(Our wives should never meet and talk):eek:
 

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I must say she was pretty impressed with my organizational effort and didn't mention anything about the number of rods. The hangers that I used do give the optical illusion of "15 or so". I did cull a few and moved them to the secret storage behind the freezer in the utility room.........LOL!

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Definitely -- only "15 or so"--15X3--going on 15X10-- Just getting to the stage of confusion about deciding which outfit to take fishing.
(Our wives should never meet and talk):eek:
It will be interesting to listen to the wive's conversations at the upcoming meet & greet BBQ down at Dave's house this weekend.

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my wife asked me once "why do you need so many rods" I responed with "why do you need so many shoes?" She told me, that she has different shoes for different situations and outfits and I said well same here.
 

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i have 24 salty rods and reels at my mothers house 20 assorted rods and reels at my brothers place. 12 bass rigs in the boat. 30 more in my house.. as for tackle i could open a shop with what i got scattered around ..

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Man! Ya'll need to hit Ebay and help us PO' Folks out!!!
 

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Zook hit the nail on the head... it's that ol' cliche... dont put all yer eggs in one basket thing... ;)

Same here,, I have a "Fla" stash in addition to some spread out here in NC... Couple here, couple there... just not as obvious! ha ha ha ha..... :D
 

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Great idea Zook and Dave! I will have to start a tackle stash over at my sister's or somewhere.
 

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remeber guys i am not married.i can go on a tackle monkey bender and not catch **** bout it...

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zook--- You're missing out on half of the challenge.:D

Wife had hip replacements and she can't get up hidden stairway to attic at coast, so I just haul the overflow up into the attic so that it won't appear that my tackle room is getting overcrowded.

OK-- so I am terrible person.:eek: When she catches on to what I am doing, I will probably be walking with a limp also.
 
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