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Old 02-01-06, 12:31 AM   #26
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Or you can be just like me ...Naturally Broke.
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Old 02-01-06, 11:42 AM   #27
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I spend the winter months generally thinking about hunting, but I took a deer early this year so that really didn't help. Overall, I was doing pretty well until the Bass Pro Shops catalog came in the mail. It has been downhill since then.
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Old 02-03-06, 05:03 PM   #28
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Your hooked, face it and get used to it. Next question?
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Old 02-03-06, 08:16 PM   #29
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I have a rod buying problem, by the time I am 20, I will have 70 rods!
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Old 02-03-06, 08:31 PM   #30
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Repeat after me, I'm a Bassaholic, and I know it! Now the only way to ever get rid of the Bait monkey is to buy everything constantly, until you feed him to euphoria, and then he rests for awhile, and then comes back again with a even bigger appetite.

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Old 02-03-06, 08:54 PM   #31
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You are correct Reb. If you are a true bassin man the only complete cure for the monkey is death, Yours not his. Fish2win
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Old 02-03-06, 09:11 PM   #32
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I know how!! Not have any money. But when I do I spend a minimum of 20 bucks.

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Old 02-03-06, 09:11 PM   #33
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Or buy a lure here or a lure there or once a week.

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Old 02-03-06, 09:40 PM   #34
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the bait monkey is like a cockroach,it can survive a nuclear blast.forget it.....you're in too deep there's no going back now.take advantage of all the pre-approved credit cards you get.
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Old 02-04-06, 08:47 AM   #35
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um how bout you set a limit and beat yourself if you go over lol? nah jk
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Old 02-04-06, 08:52 AM   #36
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I accept my fate as the tackle buyin bass a holic That I am.
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Old 02-05-06, 12:09 AM   #37
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What Ive learned to do is take my 2 1/2 year old son with me. This way, when I look at something he usually grabs it from me. Do you know how hard it is to take something a way from a kid that age. My wife tries, he screams, she gives it back......kaching another bag of stuff for me.
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Old 02-05-06, 02:42 AM   #38
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The easiest way for me to limit my spending in the tackle shop is to run out of money. Otherwise its impossible. But I've had lots of luck at being broke lately....
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Old 02-05-06, 01:13 PM   #39
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i actually managed to go to the wal-mart yesterday and only spend $20.
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Old 02-07-06, 05:01 PM   #40
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Last week I spent $225 at BPS. Then I went to Daves and spent $120. Then I went back to Daves this week and spent $140. It will never, I mean never give in. Those LC and Diawa baits are too much to pass up. I buy ,buy and buy. I am happy with the newer baits that I've purchased. Keep replacing new unused baits with the newer unused baits. It's an illness that I can't correct, it doesn't matter what I use.
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Old 02-07-06, 07:03 PM   #41
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Man,
that bait monkey just about had me tonight by the nads! I went on a beer run and was supposed to pick up a sub, ended up hanging a left to the tackle shop and they were stocking up on everything~ I needed to replace some Manns Minus-1 but all they had was the baby minus 1, started looking at buzzbaits, line, and just about everything else! I ended up just leaving , I will get some stuff I need in a few weeks...still having sticker shock over the price of plugs these days lol....plus the main reason I left some ex cop that used to hassle me was working there, he's old as dust now, but I still remember what a pr*ck he was back in the day...
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Old 02-07-06, 07:17 PM   #42
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I find that if you feed his need in little bits and pieces,he tends to be satisfied.Although he did catch me with a sucker punch this past weekend and lightened my wallet by a hundred bucks.Claims I "needed" these things.I believe they're learning hypnosis..Ok I gotta go to Walmart now for some reason
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Old 02-07-06, 07:51 PM   #43
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I really do need to beef up my crankbaits, I loose many and never replace them..
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Old 02-07-06, 08:02 PM   #44
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you can try this,but i doubt if it'll do any good


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Old 02-07-06, 08:16 PM   #45
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The bait monkey lurks in my mailbox. First the BPS master catalogue. Then the Cabela's spring catalogue followed by several "topical" Cabelas catalogues. And after a few days, another BPS catalogue. I have already created a list for $300.00 worth of stuff. My wife thinks I am crazy. For me, once football season ends, it is time to start stocking up for the spring.

On another note, why is it that BPS only offers certain baits in limited colors? For instance, the Lucky Craft Suspending Pointer was only offered in two colors. What is up with that.

I find it cool that Cabelas gets some of the manufactuers to produce special limited edition styles/colors. Last year, I picked up a limited color Rat L' Trap that kicks *** whenever it rains. So, I buy into the color thing sometimes.
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Old 02-07-06, 08:20 PM   #46
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I agree he can't be stopped...but can be controlled. First you go through all your tackle and look at how much crap that you never use has accumulated. Estimate the cost of that stuff. Estimate the cost of the stuff that you have used but doesn't produce. Then make list of stuff you really need to replace. I've made it a habit to buy most of the tackle I need in jan. or early feb. Went to BPS and spent $340. Last weekend of jan. Then last weekend I went to Roger's to get the stuff I still wanted but didn't buy at BPS. Tackle was only $87.00 so I had the cashier grab another curado 200B5 off the shelf. $205.23 Total. I've still got about 150 hardbaits (mostly cranks)to refurbish and repaint. That helps too cause it's like you're getting a brand new bait without spending cash. But I don't believe most of the marketing crap I see out there and feel like I'm getting ripped off all the time and that helps keep the spending down.
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Old 02-07-06, 08:27 PM   #47
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My most recent purchase:

Luckily I got a deal on these. Some guy's wife told him to get rid of his hunting or fishing stuff and he decided to get rid of the fishing stuff.
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Bender, you stepped in it big time!
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Old 02-07-06, 09:12 PM   #49
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Man thats some top notch stuff !
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Old 02-07-06, 09:21 PM   #50
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:0 !!! woah!
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