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Where To Get Your Catfishing Supplies

Aug 16, 2008
There are many places and methods by which to get your catfishing supplies. The method you choose to use when purchasing them is largely a matter of personal preference.

Catfishing supplies can be purchased from a sports or fishing specialty store such as Academy Sports and Outdoors, or Bass Pro Shops. They may be purchased from a large retailer such as WalMart or Target, or they may be purchased online from specialty stores such as Catfish Supply Company or new or used from sources such as ebay.

The first thing you should consider when it comes to getting your catfishing supplies is what you need, what you want, and what you can afford. You should buy the best you can afford, and consider several key factors. If you are a novice fisherman, and you don't know what you need, you might want to consider buying from a specialty shop.

Specialty shops often have well trained employees who are actually able to offer a degree of expertise when it comes to helping customers make the best choices for their needs. They tend to give you a little more freedom to play with the equipment a bit so you can get the feeling of a piece before you buy it.

It is always better to choose specialty shops that do not pay sales people on commission, because even the most ethical salesman can be tempted to over sell an item when it means the difference between a fat wallet and a lean one. If you already know what you need, you can look in less conventional locations such as larger retailers or online.

Online suppliers often provide comprehensive reviews of products for catfishing. They are often descriptive and they offer a wider selection than most traditional retailers can. Not only that, the prices are usually a little more competitive as well.

Another option is to buy from online auction houses such as ebay.

There are up and down sides to online or mail order catfishing gear purchases. The up side is that you can occasionally get some really good deals, particularly from online auction houses.

You can take care of your purchases from the comfort of your own home, and you can normally find exactly what it is you are looking for, particularly when you know exactly what it is that you want. The down sides are that it is more difficult to deal with an online or catalog supplier than it is a one to one person. It is more difficult to return items, it is impossible to see or examine whatever you are buying, and it is easy to buy from unscrupulous individuals.

For these reasons, be sure you are dealing with a reputable online fishing supply merchant. Be certain that the return policy is adequate for your needs, and double check to be sure you are getting the best deal you can.

Particularly if you are dealing with an auction house, remember that the great deal you thought you were getting can turn out to be anything but, and use extreme caution whenever you are bidding on an item.

Pay with paypal or other source that guarantees mediation of deals that go badly and refund of money spent, and read the fine print.
About the Author
Dan Eggertsen is a fishing researcher and enthusiast who is committed to providing the best catfish fishing information possible. Get more information on catfish fishing supplies here: http://www.askcatfishfishing.com/
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