Got my early Christmas presents!!!

Discussion in 'Fishing Rod Review' started by sherlockian, Dec 7, 2007.

  1. sherlockian

    sherlockian New Member

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    My wife decided to let me have the gifts that she and the kids had gotten me a little early. My stepfather and I are heading to Guntersville Lake on Sunday night for a couple of days and nights of catfishing. My wife decided I could probably use them then. As I was watching a little Gunsmoke, they came in with a couple of gifts, wrapped in old fishing magazine covers. With much excitement, I tore the wrapping off to discover 2 Berkley Glowsticks and 2 Abu Reels. One is an 8' MH with an AG 6600 C4 spooled with Big Game 25#, the other is a 7' M with an AG 5600 C4 MAG spooled with 17#. I was simply amazed that they were able to get these without my asking(I think they talked with a couple of my fishing buddies). I have been using a couple of Ugly Sticks with Guide Series reels, but have been wanting to get a couple of Glowsticks. My wife knows that I am an Abu nut(have 42 reels in my collection), so she went and picked the reels out herself. I thank God every day and count my blessings that I have a wife and family that support my enjoyment of fishing.

    I'll try to get a few pics posted in the next few days.
     
  2. tomflatcat

    tomflatcat New Member

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    Sounds to me like you have one fine family there.
     

  3. Big Dav

    Big Dav New Member

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    Congrats on the loving family and the new gear. You have a good wife. Now you have to play catch up with her gift in a few weeks. They have set the bar pretty high. :big_smile: Enjoy your trip and the new rods and reels.
     
  4. Bacardipr05

    Bacardipr05 New Member

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    Enjoy your new gear. You have a nice family enjoy them also.
     
  5. PHLIPS4BIGKATS

    PHLIPS4BIGKATS New Member

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    Congrats GREGORY on the new ABU's,let us know how the first trip goes. Great and thoughtful wifes are one of a kind, cause I have one to.
     
  6. thegavel

    thegavel New Member

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    Congrats brother, sure hope you got her a great gift as well. Hope to get me a wife like that some day!
     
  7. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    Congrats, I hope you enjoy your new gear.
     
  8. catfish kenny

    catfish kenny New Member

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    NO OFFENCE BUT ALL OF THAT IS JUST PLAIN COOOOOL!:cool2:
     
  9. caveman

    caveman New Member

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    congrats, not only did she pick out the right reels but spooled them with the right line too!!:big_smile:

    a keeper for sure.


    i got a early gift too, waterproof bibs and jacket.

    the pressure is on now, i definately have to get her the right gift..


    vaughn
     
  10. Katfishing Cajun

    Katfishing Cajun New Member

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    Congrats Greg, may you be blessed with many PB fish in your future brother!!!:big_smile:
     
  11. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Great Family and great gifts. They can adopt me for next christmas. Enjoy and congrats.
     
  12. 1sporticus

    1sporticus Active Member

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    What a good Christmas present. I'm a Abu fan myself. I don't have as big a collection as you do, but I'm catching up. LOL Do you suppose your wife could talk to mine? LOL
    Hope you catch a bunch. Later Andy
     
  13. catfishscotty

    catfishscotty Well-Known Member

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    wow great gift enjoy them.god bless the family
     
  14. FATFLATTIE

    FATFLATTIE New Member

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    Sweet gift man! I'm keeping my fingers crossed I might something like that from the woman:wink:
     
  15. fishnfwl

    fishnfwl New Member

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    Well now, that is just a right nice story, Congrats on the new equipment, It truly is great to have family like that. Now just make sure ya break them in the right way, hope ya stick a new PB! Have a safe trip.
    Randy
     
  16. rebelzgrl76

    rebelzgrl76 New Member

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    that is wonderful! Im glad that you got exactly what you wanted. That is what Im pushing for this year, getting my husband want he wants and its getting me all tickled thinking about him opening them!!! :smile2:

    Props to your wife and kids. :wink:
     
  17. Zebco 33

    Zebco 33 New Member

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  18. sherlockian

    sherlockian New Member

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    Thanks for the replys. Yes I am truly blessed in many ways.
    Well I just got back from Guntersville, we had to cut our trip a little short(only about 6 hours). We had a good fishing trip, no PB, but alot of cats and carp. This unseasonable warm peak had the fishes biting well. The new rods and reels were great. I'll be posting a fishing report and rod review hopefully tomorrow.
     
  19. rspd507

    rspd507 New Member

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    Gregory,
    Congrats on the great gifts. I like the Abu reels also, they are great. Have been wanting some of the Glowsticks myself. They are a great rod too. Enjoy and catch a biggin. rspd507
     
  20. farmer

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    Congrats on the new tackle. Hope they bring you many a catfish.