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I think I have an addiction issue.  For years as my kids were growing I didn't bass fishing too much.  I would take them for sunfish and catfish (easy catches) but never bass fishing.  Now they are finally old enough and patient enough to go bass fishing so I have been gearing up for it.  I really seem to have an issue where I cant stop buying tackle,  I have filled my box, my sons box.  Converted all of my spinning gear to casting and looking for more!  Anybody have a remedy for this?

 

 

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Where's your wife in all of this?! That's usually the remedy, LOL!!

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Where's your wife in all of this?! That's usually the remedy, LOL!!

 

She either doesnt care or hasnt realized lol

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She either doesnt care or hasnt realized lol

 

Well, as they say, it's easier to apologize after the fact than ask for permission first.

 

Good luck! Heh heh heh...

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Next time you get the urge to go to the tackle shop, go fishing instead. This should work until you break off enough that you need to stock back up, or until you're on the way to the lake and realize you forgot your spinnerbaits, and it'll be quicker to stop at the store to get a couple than to go all the way home, and then you walk in and last year's rods are on clearance...

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You are far from the only one..... I just got back into Bassin last spring and started with a Ugly Stick GX combo and a few inline spinners, I now have a dedicated room that's wall to wall with fishing rods/reels, tackle boxes and more tackle/lures than I could ever throw . Not to mention the garage that stores the canoe and everything that goes along with it. That's all within a years time, its definitely a slippery slope my friend!! To answer your question though, No, def no remedy I know of, your hooked for life  :grin:........  BTW I just bought a few more jerkbaits today LOL (Baitmonkey thanks us all)

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Next time you get the urge to go to the tackle shop, go fishing instead. This should work until you break off enough that you need to stock back up, or until you're on the way to the lake and realize you forgot your spinnerbaits, and it'll be quicker to stop at the store to get a couple than to go all the way home, and then you walk in and last year's rods are on clearance...

Gets me everyyyyyy time....Oh Ill just grab a few bags of soft plastics....A new reel later and I def forgot to get the plastics.

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I love buying tackle.. id say 80 percent of my spending money goes to tackle

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Look at this way..."It's just part of the program".

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Sometimes I get really bad and order stuff to my office so my wife doesn't see.

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Sometimes I get really bad and order stuff to my office so my wife doesn't see.

I work from home so I get the mail everyday LOL

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Where's your wife in all of this?! That's usually the remedy, LOL!!

That doesn't always work.

I started tapering down on purchases and my wife started up looking for herself :D

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I'm pretty good with therapy for your addiction, but it's only a temporary cure.

Ron

Oh Ill be calling you in April when I get my bonus check

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I too can't seem to stop buying tackle, but I think once the ice melts and I can actually start using stuff my spending will drop quite a bit.

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Could be worse, you could be spending it on bad things like hookers and drugs. I say embrace your new addiction!

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Could be worse, you could be spending it on bad things like hookers and drugs. I say embrace your new addiction!

I like your line of thinking

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My wife thinks I have enough tackle for 10 hardcore bass anglers for the rest of their lives plus mine......I think she is exaggerating a little bit....It's probably only enough for 9 hardcore bass anglers.

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My wife wants me to see a shrink over the amount of gear I've purchased. Actually, the amount I haven't purchased this off season.  She asked me why the only gear I've bought so far has be a rod build kit and some replacement hooks.  I told her I didn't really nead or want anything more than I already had.  She asked me what I did with her husband because she was convinced I was a pod person ('Invasion of the Body Snatchers') Then called my niece the psycollogist.

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Another good way to get away with BIG purchases (and not letting your wife find out) is go to BPS online and get all the SKU numbers for the items you want, then call the 1800 number and get them to put it on a 6 pay plan. 

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I don't have a problem buying too much tackle, yet. I definitely took advantage of a few sales over the winter and utilized gift cards. But I did make one purchase I felt might be a bit much or not the best timing with christmas coming up, so I didn't tell the wife. I found a curado 51e locally for $70. I also thought she simply wouldn't care as she usually rolls her eyes when i talk about new gear. I did end up telling her all of this and you know what she got upset about the most? That I thought she didn't care about my interests enough to share something I was so excited about. Go figure.

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Yea I'm there myself signed up for all three mystery boxes and spent around 100.00 on tackle alone both mine and kids boxes are stuffed. Now I'm looking for a bigger box and tacklebag or backpack and possibly getting into fly fishing... Uh oh.

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Yea I'm there myself signed up for all three mystery boxes and spent around 100.00 on tackle alone both mine and kids boxes are stuffed. Now I'm looking for a bigger box and tacklebag or backpack and possibly getting into fly fishing... Uh oh.

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I do other fishing besides bass, fish inshore and offshore in the ocean too. I'm at the point (have way more than I need anyway) I only buy a rod and reel when something needs to be replaced.  I fish a lot, I know my waters, my various species and what it takes to catch them, I stick with those items.  Once in while I try something different for a bit of variety, but I stay pretty disciplined, don't really spend all that much.

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I love soft plastics and have been buying a lot because - they work and are affordable. Now I'm going after expensive soft plastics from Japan! lol. After Japaneese soft plastics I'm not sure what will come after that - Austrailan soft plastics? Fiji soft plastics? French soft plastics made from fine wine? My search for soft plastics will never end! lol.

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