Not a good idea. Take it from a lifelong flyfisherman. Flyfishing is worse than skiing. You have a flyrod, waders, boots, a wading jacket, a reel, flies, leaders, tippet. A flyrod costs between $200 for a chinese rod, to $800 for a good US graphite rod, heck some companies even try to sell you a korean rod for $800, to a cane rod at $1500. You buy one rod, then you decide you need a slower action rod for dry fly fishing, and a really fast action rod for nymphing, and pray to god you dont get into spey fishing!!! Then you have reels, you will need a reel for all these rods, from $100 -$800 each. Oh and fly lines for all these reels, about $65 each. Then you will need waders, and good goretex waders cost about $300 - $400. Heck, I need a spare room just to store my 6 reels, 3 pairs of waders, 2 pairs of wading boots, 5 single handed rods, 4 spey rods, and oh god I did not even get into the hundreds of flys at $1-$2 each, and oh my god don't even get me started on the 5 drawers just for fly tying equipment. If you take the full retail value of everything I have it could easily be $30,000 - $50,000, of course I would be lucky to get $5,000 for it all.
Oh, and while fly rods may look all the same, if you have 2 rods even if they look alike your wife will notice if you get a third rod, she does know how to count, just like he has 2 pairs of skis and she will know if he gets a third. Wives can easily tell when something goes from 2 to 3.
<edit> I just thought of a super sneaky thing to do. Say the skis cost $500? No surprise she doesnt want you to buy another pair of skis. Tell her they are a absolute steal at just $100 and it is such a good deal you can't pass it up. Pay $100 with a credit card and then mail them a money order for the rest. Of course this will require squirreling away $400, plus talking them into it, they shouldn't have a problem shipping you the skis after they receive the payment in full.
Edited by PimpinPanda - 3/30/10 at 3:19am
Originally Posted by Bob Peters
My advice would be to take up flyfishing.
Fly rods all look alike.