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If I had a Million Dollars ... Here's the Fishing Gear I'd Buy

By May 20, 2013

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Powerball reached $600 million over the weekend, which got me thinking, what outdoors gear would I buy if I won the lottery (which I didn't by the way, striking out once again)?

Well, I'd start off with a big RV, one I could trust, so that I could travel the country and fish all of the blue ribbon trout waters I've wanted to fish over the years.

And that RV would have to have a tow package, because I'd get myself a nice fresh/saltwater fishing boat, something with plenty of space to cast my new $1,000 Orvis Helio rod from.

After that, it would be about traveling and hooking up with best friends and the best guides in the country, to get on the biggest, baddest fish the U.S. has to offer.

I'd probably start in Big Sky Country, getting on some big browns and rainbow trout, before heading across the Midwest and down into the South to see what fun we could get into on the flats.

I haven't done much bonefishing, so that would be a real treat on my new boat.

Then we'd head back over to the Gulf Coast on into Mexico and Baja California, for some large gamefish, before returning back to California to go after that world record largemouth bass we've been talking about forever.

Seems like a good way to spend your days, and a small percentage of that massive jackpot you'd have on your hands.

If you won the lottery, where would your first fishing trip be? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.


May 22, 2013 at 10:46 am
(1) Fred Rickson says:

Well, my wife and I now spend five months each summer fly fishing the Yellowstone area. And, she bought a Helios last year. Too old (75 & 72), and done the Keys, Belize, and Mexico thing. Can’t think of a better time.

May 23, 2013 at 1:46 am
(2) BMilne says:

Nice Fred. That’s awesome. I’m jealous. Take me with you guys! … Hope to one day see you on the water. – B

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