A recent trip to Clear Lake, California for FLW’s College Fishing Tournament sparked some interesting conversation beyond other things. What does it take for you to recover your gear? Price, past success or sentimental value?
When I’m faced with potentially losing a lure or recovering a piece of equipment, price usually dictates whether or not I jump out of the boat for a swimming expedition. I have lost lures up to $12 apiece, so it obviously takes a decent amount of money in order to brave the conditions for a retrieval mission in my case.
Many people lose entire rod and reel combinations, yet move down the water without a hitch. Other anglers will take the plunge for a $7 lure. Many hunters will work tirelessly to retrieve optical equipment, ammo and other valuable gear.
So here’s your chance – What forces you to retrieve your gear and how much is it worth to you?