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Posted by Innaaa
3/5/2018 9:49 PM
I'm curious what everyone's general purchase preference when buying fishing tackle.

For me, not only for fishing tackle, i buy 70% what i need online.
Posted by lafae7
3/5/2018 10:09 PM
I'm so ashamed. I buy most everything from bass pro and cabelas. I'm going to go sit in the shame corner right now.
Posted by Simpl3Man2014
3/6/2018 12:25 AM
Yea, I’ll join you in that corner. I’m an instant gratification kind of guy. If it’s not Cabela’s or BPS, it’s academy or sportsman’s warehouse.
Posted by churly
3/6/2018 5:27 AM
75% on line. I don’t have to drive anywhere so I save gas, and the cost is so much better than retail.
Posted by 31airborne
3/6/2018 7:54 AM
Dunno what I'd do without Tackle Whorehouse. I'd say 90% of my fishing $$ go to online purchases. There are a few odds-n-ends I get from local shops or small scale producers.
Posted by porthos33
3/6/2018 7:55 AM
^^^^I feel yah Churly, I'm at about 85% online and it is b/c I save so much more money. Bass pro prices make me cringe!
Posted by Kickerfish
3/6/2018 8:03 AM
I would say Im at least 90% online. Thankfully BPS and Cabelas arent as close to me so I am happy using online retailers.
Posted by hoop235
3/6/2018 8:19 AM
I'm about 10% or less online. I try to do most of my business locally. Yes I pay more but I like helping the local guys and for those of us who can't get out very often, it helps with staying in touch with whats hot right now.
Posted by Tenncrapie
3/6/2018 8:33 AM
I'm guessing 80% from Grizzly Jig co. If more people took a look at it they would too. The other 20 I try and buy from folks with in the chattanooga area and those who advertise on this forum.
Posted by Oldman
3/6/2018 8:37 AM
90-95% on line.would rather buy local but with prices it is a no brainer to me.i all so make my jigs spinner baits and plastics.
Posted by CATCHMAN
3/6/2018 8:46 AM
Fishtales is less than a mile from my house and I pass it at least twice a day, so I stop in there. I don't buy tons because I am a mostly crank bait guy and I try
not to get sucked in on what everybody says I ought to go buy. Maybe I should listen more because that plan hasn't worked lately. LOL
Posted by Kickerfish
3/6/2018 9:00 AM
Kickerfish - 3/6/2018 8:03 AM

I would say Im at least 90% online. Thankfully BPS and Cabelas arent as close to me so I am happy using online retailers.

I should change this post a little bit. I will always purchase baits that were made locally. I like throwing Soddy Custom's jigs, spinnerbaits and chatterbaits.
Posted by FishingwithRusty
3/6/2018 9:43 AM
95% of my fishing purchases are made online, i dont have a good shop near me or id buy more locally
Posted by RRB32
3/6/2018 9:49 AM
Probably 75% online, 25% local tackle shops/Academy
Posted by Rob Lee
3/6/2018 10:32 AM
Most tackle, reels and accessories come from Tackle Warehouse. I do buy some things from Academy and Sportsman Warehouse. Bass Pro, Cabelas not so good. Dick’s...don’t waste your time. Just my opinion.
Posted by flyman
3/6/2018 11:46 AM
95 -98% Academy.... very rarely on-line
Posted by flyman
3/6/2018 11:49 AM
I also make my own Jigs, Spinner-baits, Chatter-baits, Shaky heads, Silver-buddies and drop shots. only things I buy are plastics and crank-baits
all the hooks for my baits come from fish-tails
Posted by REELWORLD42
3/6/2018 11:51 AM
98% online mostly from landbigfish & tackle warehouse. why because delivered to my door easier to find what I'm looking for save on gas and no sales tax.
Posted by derek81
3/6/2018 12:07 PM
about 80% online, half the time I try to shop local I can't find what I need.
Posted by jwkiker79
3/6/2018 2:59 PM
Most everything comes from bass pro, I have bought from some mom and pop shops. For some reason I feel like I'm at least helping the local economy, even the big chain stores hire locals.
Posted by Fshn Cpa
3/6/2018 3:26 PM
about 85% on line most of the rest from Sportsmans. Forget Cabela's - stuff on sale they don't have and don't substitute anything, really bad customer service. Bass Pro on occasion as long as it is basic things, too expensive on a lot of things.
Posted by newkids
3/7/2018 8:31 AM
10% online the rest from tank
Posted by silvertalon
3/7/2018 10:07 AM
Online almost always. T Warehouse and lately, Landbigfish. They are in KY and free shipping is 2 days with no tax. Big box sporting goods stores are WAY over priced IMO.
Posted by occasionalfisher
3/7/2018 10:26 AM
I buy most of my stuff online, probably 80% total, but I do still go to a few local places and pick up something I need for a trip in the next few days. Mostly Tacklewarehouse, sometimes landbigfish and have even ordered a few things directly from Mann's and a few other places. I live in Rome GA, so Bass Pro and Cabela's are a ways off, I only go there now if I know I need one specific thing and they are the only choice. I still like to hold a rod in my hands though before I buy it, and most of the time I want to put the reel on it I will use with it most times to feel the balance before I buy it.
I will say the few times I have been to the Bass Pro in Chattanooga it has been very disapointting, awful customer service, big sections of the fishing department just empty and the prices. I will say that I like your Cabela's pretty well, I got great customer service there, they let me put a reel on a rod to feel the combo and one employee up there searched sunglasses for 20 minutes trying to find something for me.
Posted by Blue76
3/7/2018 10:49 AM
I would say I buy about 80% from Pro Lures in Dalton. He beats everyone's price online or not if you are a regular customer. He can be a cantankerous ol fart but once he gets to know you he gives really good deals. I hope he reads this too... I buy 19% from Academy and about 1% online. I am an impatient person... I want it NOW!!! I also like paying cash for pretty much everything I buy.
Posted by rusty50576
3/7/2018 2:40 PM
I buy zero percent of anything online unless it is somehow the only option.
Posted by fairweatherfisherman
3/7/2018 3:07 PM
I buy all of my gear from "Striper Soup" in Acworth, Ga or "Big Fish Outfitters" in Lenoir City, only buying tackle online if neither one of these carry it.

They have a great selection, are competitive in price, are convenient to places I fish, and have always been helpful with current lake information.

Posted by jwkiker79
3/8/2018 10:53 AM
I looked up Pro lures in Dalton and from what I saw on Facebook it seems to be a pretty cool store! I would love to check it out but the store hours are not very good.
Posted by Innaaa
3/8/2018 8:36 PM
That's exactly what i think. Price are cheaper and shipping is free. Online shopping is convenient and they just send all directly to my house.
Posted by Innaaa
3/9/2018 2:14 AM
Simpl3Man2014 - 3/6/2018 12:25 AM

Yea, I’ll join you in that corner. I’m an instant gratification kind of guy. If it’s not Cabela’s or BPS, it’s academy or sportsman’s warehouse.

I probably know what an instant gratification kind of guy feels. When I see others using some new techniques that I think could work, it kills me to wait days for it to arrive if buy it online. Only in this case i will drive to local shops for what i want. Otherwise i prefer to shop online.
IMO, everyone makes their own balance between online and offline purchasing.
Posted by Railroader
3/9/2018 5:40 AM
I try to buy all my stuff at our local stores. I mean we finally got a few good stores so I'm gonna do my part to keep them here. But the hard to find lures or colors I will order online.
Posted by Etoncathunter
3/9/2018 8:22 AM
I'd say about 80% online, (few special sites to get big hooks/sinkers and such), 10% academy, and 10% mom and pop shops.
Posted by Old Astro Man
3/10/2018 10:57 AM
99% from Pro Lures in Dalton. I only go somewhere else if I want something and Phil is out.
Posted by Blue76
3/10/2018 6:28 PM
Half the fun of buying from Pro Lures is teasing Phil and listening to his nonsense. Lol
Posted by Backlash
3/11/2018 5:37 PM
Buy as much as I can from Fish Tales and Joe Burns.
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