Re: how long would you keep tackle?
Luckily I dont have this problem, I have a kid who is as tough on equipment as I am... so I am always replacing rods and reels. Plus he has friends and some of them never fished before, lost one reel to one kid stepping on it, there's no end.
But if it was stuff I knew I'd never use again I'd sell it, I sell stuff here and there that I havent used in a couple years or so... Last was a 6" ice auger better to let someone else have it that will use it.
There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot.
Here's to Tight Lines, Bent Rods, and Screamin Reels.... FISH ON!