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How To Defeat The "bait Monkey"

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Being 68 years old, I keep finding gear I forgot I had, Looking at 100's and 100's of bags of plastics, 100's of cranks, 100+ spinnerbaits in the boat and another 100+ on the wall of my man cave.I went down to Guntersville a few weeks ago and took the plastics I needed in a small  bag, All the cranks I needed  in a single box and most of what I needed  weighed about 5 lbs. I'm sure I have between $5K and 10K in tackle, not counting rods and reels. ( the old saying of " I hope my wife doesn't sell my gear for what I told her I paid for it")  is "ME". After all my years of bass fishing, I have culled what I really need down to: 5" pumpkin, black/blue flake and silver/black flake Senko's. #200 Bandits in spring craw, rayburn red  and black back shad. !/4 and 3/8 oz. double willow spinnerbaits ( my choice of colors). Jigs for swimming, shakey heads, and dunking into cover. A couple of topwater lures ie: Chugbug, tiny trorp and jitterbug, Zoom 7" Utail worms in pumpkin, plum, sour grape and black. A couple of Zoom baby brush hogs in the same colors as the worms. Have I limited myself, you bet, but oh how I have freed myself from the bait monkey. I now can just go fishing and not worry about what I don't have. Free yourself my brothers and buy good sippin booze instead of listening to the bait monkey.

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I'd rather spend my money on the bait monkey than booze, but that's just me. Now hookers are a different story. Just kidding. Or am I? I don't mind having a rather large assortment of baits as long as they get used. I can think of a lot worse things to spend my money on.

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Yeah id rather be broke from baits then booze or drugs. Thats how i look at it. But if you really want to stop the monkey you gotta get rid of the interweb, smartphone all your gear and get hypnotherapy to forget fishing and everything about it. Really is your only option .

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You can't stop him, you can only hope to contain him

 

A-Jay

 

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Plumworm, I understand where you are coming from.

 

But it is fun to shop and buy baits and equipment if you need it or not.

 

I think it is a "security" issue meaning that if you need that one bait in that one color at that one time you have it.

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Being 68 years old, I keep finding gear I forgot I had, Looking at 100's and 100's of bags of plastics, 100's of cranks, 100+ spinnerbaits in the boat and another 100+ on the wall of my man cave.I went down to Guntersville a few weeks ago and took the plastics I needed in a small  bag, All the cranks I needed  in a single box and most of what I needed  weighed about 5 lbs. I'm sure I have between $5K and 10K in tackle, not counting rods and reels. ( the old saying of " I hope my wife doesn't sell my gear for what I told her I paid for it")  is "ME". After all my years of bass fishing, I have culled what I really need down to: 5" pumpkin, black/blue flake and silver/black flake Senko's. #200 Bandits in spring craw, rayburn red  and black back shad. !/4 and 3/8 oz. double willow spinnerbaits ( my choice of colors). Jigs for swimming, shakey heads, and dunking into cover. A couple of topwater lures ie: Chugbug, tiny trorp and jitterbug, Zoom 7" Utail worms in pumpkin, plum, sour grape and black. A couple of Zoom baby brush hogs in the same colors as the worms. Have I limited myself, you bet, but oh how I have freed myself from the bait monkey. I now can just go fishing and not worry about what I don't have. Free yourself my brothers and buy good sippin booze instead of listening to the bait monkey.

I am with you - welcome aboard.

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i typically try to avoid talking bad about the monkey... it ticks him off... the next thing i know i am entering my credit card numbers on tackle warehouse... darn monkey... oh no here we go again...

 

Mitch

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I haven't been bitten by the bait monkey yet but I thank you guys that have been bitten should start donating those baits you never use or never even opened to us newbies to help stop the infection of the bait monkey virus.

 

It's to late for you guys there is no cure but your sacrifice can save so many of us.

 

STOP THE MADNESS!!!!

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Don't stop buying...just keep him sated

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I try to refine and keep things simple. Its all about confidence, If you don't throw the bait then why keep it? donate or trade it.

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I intend to donate it to 7 grandchildren as they grow.

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I buy new stuff because the bait monkey who is now a full grown gorilla now tells me to buy new stuff.

I give fishing stuff to my son's. Yes I'm 63yo and have tackle enough to last through the end of life as we know it, as they say it's coming. If the bad times ever hit us like in 1929 I can fish to feed everyone. Some fresh fish like crappies or catfish cooked over an open fire with a dash of salt n pepper with a squirt of lemon I'm in heaven. Sorry it's the old boy scout in me to survive.

Life as we know could happen at anytime. It doesn't mean we won't eat good.

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After spending my children´s education money you don´t think I´m gonna quit now ?

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Being a teenager, the only other thing for me to spend my money on is girls. Honestly the only girl I'm interested in weighs about 6 pounds and has a giant mouth though.

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Send a big check to the IRS. That will put a hurtin on the bait monkey for a while.

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There ain't no stoppin me..............  :)

 

See what you caused ? :threaten:  now he´s here !!!! holy s* ! The evil one in person :confused-8:  

 

Just lemme tell you Mr.BaitMonkey, I´m one of you most fanatical accolytes !

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Better that its the bait monkey and not the booze monkey or drug monkey.  :smiley:

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The bait monkeys big brother the surf chimp just hit me pretty bad. There is no end

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You don't defeat him, you just shut him up for a while by giving in!

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Hold it, I was just joking when I said buy a bottle of booze. Just ease up a little bit, I wasn't condoning drinking, It was a freeking joke. OK?

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We know you were messin man. Its all good and a fun read.

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