Good luck Big J!
I have found that the spouse will not remember how much outdoor gear (rods, guns, etc.) you have after youíve reached a certain threshold. Try to get to that level as quickly as possible. Obviously every gal is wired differently, so the number of rods, for example, will vary. I canít exactly recall but I think after 10 Ė dozen rods my wife had no idea how many I had, she could no longer remember or no longer cared. I could bring a new rod home every week with no problem; I just never told her. If you call attention to new gear, then you are a fool. It is a quid pro quo deal; you will not remember her shoes or clothes. It is a wonderful game, enjoy.