Hi minions Here in sunny Shepparton I have 3 tackle outlets within a ten minute drive. A Compleat Angler outlet, Tackleworld and BCF. Although with BCF, it is normally 'CBF' for me but yeah, whatever floats your boat! Me thinks I am rather lucky with what we have here. Competing stores which bring down prices and a good range of gear. Anyway, I guess not everyone is so lucky? What do you have in your local area? No doubt some will be faced with a decent drive to the nearest tackle store so how far away is it? And when you do get there, is it just the one store you have or are there a few in the town you visit? I remember years ago I used to go for a day trip...Shepparton to Wagga Wagga, over 3 hours drive, stopping all tackle stores (and a bakery at Uranquinty)! Stops in Albury and Wodonga on the way...it was a long day and usually rather expensive! May have to do it again for old time sake! cheers Team Bender Cool members have these signatures when they sign off!