I decided to start this blog to chronicle my fishing adventures in a structured and consolidated manner. Also, I hope that I can share my musings and opinions here without having to engage in lengthy debates with other users as is sometimes the case at fishingkaki.com. It’s good that some people are willing to debate opinions but sometimes, I just want to state my opinions without having to defend them vigorously. I do not intend to remove from you, the option to contest my statements. So feel free to comment on my posts but as mentioned, please do not expect me to reply to them.
I also hope that people will be able to appreciate that not everything expensive is better. There seems to be some very vocal pockets of anglers (and indeed Singaporeans) who believe that anything cheap is useless. These people cannot easily be changed but I hope that through some of the content posted here, other budget anglers will be able to make an informed decision when investing in more expensive gear which can be based on knowledge of cheaper alternatives available so that they are not easily convinced to invest in expensive equipment only to be told later by friends that they should invest in something else now.
Not everything expensive is good and not everything cheap is bad. More often that not, cheap things work well not because they are good, but because they suit either you or their purpose well. Do not be fooled. I am ready to invest in quality products but I am also a bargain hunter and am not afraid to buy cheap things if I find they work well and have good value. Do not be afraid to be taunted by friends or be called stubborn because you have decided to make your own informed decision. That being said, under no circumstances assume that you are always right. Listen to the “lao jiaos” with an open ear but do not be afraid to come to your own conclusions or to throw some salt on their advice. As with all spices, it may sometimes sting so if you are going to instantly throw an alternative argument at them, do try to be civil.
Even high end boatmen will sometimes impose their “advice” on you and taunt you for making your own decision. Most local anglers who fish on boats know who these people are.
By trying to be informative on details, I hope that you will be able to come to your own conclusion.
This domain was registered in Oct 2006 but this blog was started in December 2011.