Selling used fishing rods and reels is a great way to get rid of the equipment that you are not using anymore. You will quickly realize that over the years, fishing gears tend to pile up, and it’s not possible to store all of them.
Selling your used fishing gears is a great source of getting some extra cash to buy something new. Now, the tricky part is to actually sell them. I know there are tons of online marketplaces that buy and sell used fishing tackles.
Since you are reading this, you want to know the best way. First of all, you obviously have to get all your stuff together. So, as for how I sell my used gears, I pay for the shipping.
You have to realize that you are not going to get what you paid for the gear. It doesn’t matter whether it’s plastic baits, reels, rods, whatever you are selling; you are not going to get what you paid for.
You also have to keep in mind what stuff may go on sale for and how much you will be able to sell it for. You want to make sure you get people a deal.
How I Sell My Used Fishing Rods & Reels
If you are going to pay for shipping like I do, you don’t want to get all of your soft plastics and sell to ten different guys because that’s ten different shipping costs that you will have to pay.
- Sell In Bulk
I prefer to sell in bulk. I want to get everything together and try to find that one or two guys that want to buy everything. This is also a great way to get a better deal. This way, you can get it gone with just one shipping cost.
- Shipping Cost
Now, when you sell in bulk, you will have to keep in mind the weight. When you are selling fifteen or twenty pounds of plastic, that’s going to be expensive to ship. This might cost you twenty or twenty-five bucks to ship.
But it’s less of a hassle when you are dealing with just one guy. So, I would recommend that you get all your stuff together and then put a bulk sale up.
- Finding Potential Customers
First, I will get everything together and look for potential customers. I will start by asking my local friends, you know, friends that live around me or somebody that want to meet me driving.
That way, you can avoid shipping right off the bat. If none of your local friends are interested in anything that you are selling, then you can go on social media and put a sale post on your timeline.
- Calling Back Old Customers
If you have been selling stuff for years, you will have a good group of people that will always be interested in what you are selling. They will usually be interested in whatever it is that you are selling.
This works out for both of you. You are giving them a good deal; you sell the fishing gear, and everything works out just great.
- Facebook & Instagram
Facebook is a good place to put up a tackle sale post. You can also put a sale post on Instagram. This way, hopefully, you can find somebody that you know, and it doesn’t have to be close to you since you are already willing to pay to ship.
However, it’s better to sell to somebody that you know. If you happen to know a lot of people online, there is a high chance that you can easily sell all your stuff.
Here is a couple of fishing gear buying and selling groups that I would recommend.
It has over 60k members, and you can just post your stuff, follow all the rules, and have over 60k people seeing your post. You have a good chance that you will sell it on the site.
From there, you can go to Bass Fishing Yard Sale. This is a great place to sell Bass Pro gears. The only downside is that the admins are slow. They will take a day or two to actually approve your picture and post.
So, if you are looking to sell in a hurry, sometimes you have to wait for them to approve your post on the bass fishing yard sale.
These are the two pages that I would recommend selling on if you want to do things online.
And that’s pretty much it. This is how I sell my used fishing rods and reels. I found these methods to be useful when I want to offload my old gears and save up some cash and use that money towards the new stuff. By the way, do you know how to pack and ship fishing rods safely and cost-effectively?