Lost my house, garage, truck and the Sportcraft 232 GLS that Hank and I spent the last few months rigging up to a fire last week. All my tackle and rods accumulated over the last 14 years were in the Sportcraft except my light/shallow Browns stuff and 4,6, and 8 color reels all of which was in my little boat. I am super extremely fortunate that I still have my old friend 'Emily' a StarCraft Islander that I was trying to sell. The thing that makes this kind of interesting is that I'm trying to replace as little of my crap as I can so that I don't use up my 'House contents insurance money' on stuff I just don't need.
So here's what I've gotten: A FishHawk unit, 2 riggers w/ double rod holders, 2 weights + releases & 2 stacker releases. I got an Okuma 55 High speed(HS) w/ 300' copper and put it on a cheap Okuma pro rod, an Okuma 55 HS w/ 400' copper also on a cheap Okuma pro, and 2 Okuma HS reels w/ wire for divers on 7' Talora rigger rods w/ twilli tips. I respooled my browns rigger reels w/ 30# Ande and stuck them on 4 new cheap 6'6"' MH uglistiks from Walmart.
For tackle I got 6 spin doctors in basic greens / whites, etc.. For flies I got like 5 of Tommy's and 5 of BW's + a couple meat rig combos. For spoons I got 6 Yecks and 6 DWs. I'm ready to fish!! Let's see how it goes- I'm wondering if just concentrating on these handful of baits just might make it easier to concentrate on the fish and be more enjoyable too. I'll keep you posted.