There is nothing quite like a relaxing fishing trip. There is something about getting out early onto the water, and playing the waiting game that is fishing. Whether you prefer freshwater or saltwater fishing, both can be a wonderful experience and can leave one feeling like their batteries are recharged after a tiresome work week.
The only part about this pastime s that getting the proper gear can be quite costly. Good rods can cost hundreds of dollars not to mention the reels themselves. It can actually be prohibitively expensive for some people. But there are ways to get fishing gear (and good fishing gear I might add) on the cheap. How? By looking in the right place.
You could try your luck at garage sales or flea markets, but this is very hit or miss. Rather, pawn shops will tend to be a more fruitful and consistent source. You can simply call in beforehand and ask what (if any) fishing equipment they have and will a little research, you can find something that will suit your needs and your budget.
This has an advantage over buying online at a site like craigslist because if the item turns out to be defective, you can often take it back (depending on the terms at the shop you visited). Things like rods, reels, tackle boxes; even things like small boats and trolling motors can be bought at a pawn shop. You could literally complete outfit yourself for a weekend fishing trip.
Enjoying this pastime can be costly, but if you are willing to shop around, then you too can participate in it without having to spend a small fortune on equipment.