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2 hours ago, Dirtyeggroll said:

Nice! Where did you find these?

In store at Farm King, there were still about 10 ish left. There’s nothing wrong with them either. 

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Is it spring yet?!?

 

Nice warm winter day here in New Jersey so I decided to make some casts at a local pond. Wasn’t expecting to catch anything but I was just itching to make some casts. Pulled up and the water was frozen over :lol:.

 

So I drove to Dick’s and splurged on some stuff in the clearance section:

 

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Buy 5 get 5 free, turned into buy 15 get 15 free haha. Nearly bought all the Yamamoto plastics they had out.

 

And my “new to me” Chronarch MGL came in today too:

 

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Is it spring yet?!?

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Spro Monkey bit me after the end of the 2017 season (my first), haven't even tried these out yet and they're already my favorite lures.

 

Rat-40 with amazing articulating action and a dull (in a good way) knocking sound.

Shad 40 (4", one fast sink, one slow sink)

Shad 25 (2.5" for the smaller ones, fast sink)

 

Not cheap but the quality and detail on these is so good and they should last longer than soft plastics. Replaced trebles with single barbless. 

 

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5 hours ago, haggard said:

Spro Monkey bit me after the end of the 2017 season (my first), haven't even tried these out yet and they're already my favorite lures.

 

Rat-40 with amazing articulating action and a dull (in a good way) knocking sound.

Shad 40 (4", one fast sink, one slow sink)

Shad 25 (2.5" for the smaller ones, fast sink)

 

Not cheap but the quality and detail on these is so good and they should last longer than soft plastics. Replaced trebles with single barbless. 

 

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Why the single barbless hooks? Just curious. 

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Just purchased another 9606 split roof tacklebox. I fish with five tackle boxes now. Near the car of course. I’m not ready to down size yet. But I know it’s coming.

 

i purchased many whooper ploopers, custom painted baits, just need more storage space.

 

in my tackle room I have 18 tackle boxes with different baits, plus those large green spinnerbait boxes I use for storing plastics like 12 of those. And card board boxes full of new baits. 

 

Im called a hoarder but I still can see the floor. Ok I buy new baits that interests me.

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4 hours ago, MassYak85 said:

Why the single barbless hooks? Just curious. 

It seemed that every time I dealt with a treble, it was getting hooked on all the other lures in the tackle box; getting hooked on me; I get one third of the hook unhooked at one of the other hooks gets hooked on something else; seems too easy to get hooked on multiple places on the fish at the same time (harder to remove).

 

As for barbless I switched to them at the end of last season because it was faster and easier to remove the hook from the fish; less damage to the fish; quicker release; and if I hook myself, same applies to me. I just keep pressure on the fish during retrieve and haven't lost one yet. That's not to say I won't...

 

I'll be interested to see how the singles perform this season.

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1 minute ago, haggard said:

It seemed that every time I dealt with a treble, it was getting hooked on all the other lures in the tackle box; getting hooked on me; I get one third of the hook unhooked at one of the other hooks gets hooked on something else; seems too easy to get hooked on multiple places on the fish at the same time (harder to remove).

 

As for barbless I switched to them at the end of last season because it was faster and easier to remove the hook from the fish; less damage to the fish; quicker release; and if I hook myself, same applies to me. I just keep pressure on the fish during retrieve and haven't lost one yet. That's not to say I won't...

 

I'll be interested to see how the singles perform this season.

Let us know how it works out, I'm curious too. I've been using the owner safety caps to help with the tangles hooks issue, but yea I agree when you get one good in a fish it can be hard to take out. Especially with toothy critters! 

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Gonna try something new for storing soft plastics. This is marketed as a container for storing 4x6” photos that I got from The Container Store. It comes with 16-4.5x7” containers. I tested and can fit 5 packs of rage bugs in each container. I plan to use this to store soft plastics and then just toss a couple of 4-5 of the small ones in my co-Angler bag loaded up with the appropriate plastics.61507D33-DEC9-479A-92FF-EE1BAF927980.thumb.jpeg.5d16e13580cb7e755c9b68d9ab22802d.jpeg

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Nice!  A man after my own heart.  

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Great idea to use that container with individual removable compartments. I thought about one of those a long time back, mostly to keep all those different colored plastics from bleeding on to each other...tye dye grubs and creatures aren't always very effective. 😎

 

What made me decide against it was the price tag! Saw my first one at one of those big craft stores and they wanted over $40.  Was yours cheaper than that? If not guess I'll just keep mine in the bags they come in for while longer.

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2 minutes ago, LadiMopar said:

Was yours cheaper than that? If not guess I'll just keep mine in the bags they come in for while longer.

$29.99 plus tax.

 

They had a smaller version with only 12 boxes for $19.99, I opted for the bigger one since I figured I would eventually (or probably can now) fill it up.

 

https://www.containerstore.com/s/collections/media-storage/photo-storage/iris-16-case-4-x-6-photo-storage-carrier/123d?productId=11004246

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I'm lucky or what. On Friday stopped by local tackle store to pickup more hudd 68 weedless, Zman mag swimZ and ordered 7.8 keitech to try it out. I saw Optimum butch brown thumper tail swimbait and so tempting to buy it since I can't fine any hudd 8" in ROF5.

Fast forward to Saturday, my friend called to let us know that one of garage sale he stopped by got a lot of bass stuff. My wife and I went, and wow, I was in heaven for a minute.

I got a whole box of Optimum 4-5-6-7 inches swimbait and 2.5, 4, 5 and 6 inch keitech knockoff (sierra slammer). This whole box cost me less than 1 hudd I spent on Friday.

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16 hours ago, Dirtyeggroll said:

$29.99 plus tax.

 

They had a smaller version with only 12 boxes for $19.99, I opted for the bigger one since I figured I would eventually (or probably can now) fill it up.

 

https://www.containerstore.com/s/collections/media-storage/photo-storage/iris-16-case-4-x-6-photo-storage-carrier/123d?productId=11004246

 

Thanks for the link! Will check it out soon.

LM

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On 1/21/2018 at 8:45 PM, Dirtyeggroll said:

$29.99 plus tax.

 

They had a smaller version with only 12 boxes for $19.99, I opted for the bigger one since I figured I would eventually (or probably can now) fill it up.

 

https://www.containerstore.com/s/collections/media-storage/photo-storage/iris-16-case-4-x-6-photo-storage-carrier/123d?productId=11004246

Pretty sure it’s the same thing but I checked on amazon and they have 2 for 32 dollars. 

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25 minutes ago, Smallieseeker said:

Pretty sure it’s the same thing but I checked on amazon and they have 2 for 32 dollars. 

Yep it’s the same! Nice find! I’ve a pair heading my way now.

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On 1/21/2018 at 9:05 PM, Dirtyeggroll said:

Gonna try something new for storing soft plastics. This is marketed as a container for storing 4x6” photos that I got from The Container Store. It comes with 16-4.5x7” containers. I tested and can fit 5 packs of rage bugs in each container. I plan to use this to store soft plastics and then just toss a couple of 4-5 of the small ones in my co-Angler bag loaded up with the appropriate plastics.61507D33-DEC9-479A-92FF-EE1BAF927980.thumb.jpeg.5d16e13580cb7e755c9b68d9ab22802d.jpeg

 

Are the soft plastics reacting at all with the boxes? It's been a long while now but I recall buying something similar and the boxes melted as they weren't "wormproof" as they used to say in the old days.

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7 hours ago, Mumbly said:

 

Are the soft plastics reacting at all with the boxes? It's been a long while now but I recall buying something similar and the boxes melted as they weren't "wormproof" as they used to say in the old days.

Haven’t had it long enough to find out. 48 hours hasn’t melted or warped them, but I’ll keep an eye on it and update.

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2 hours ago, Dirtyeggroll said:

Haven’t had it long enough to find out. 48 hours hasn’t melted or warped them, but I’ll keep an eye on it and update.

Will they fit with the plastic bags?  Or just the plastic trays the rage baits come in?

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44 minutes ago, captnstabn said:

Will they fit with the plastic bags?  Or just the plastic trays the rage baits come in?

I actually take the Rage Bugs completely out of the bag and plastic clamshell trays and thats how I can fit 5 packages worth in one of the containers. It fits snugly and the Rage Bugs don't move. For instances where I don't have enough to to fill the container to fit snugly, I put place one of the hard plastic clamshell packagings that the Rage Bugs come in, in the container in to make everything stay in place.

 

If I take the Rage Bugs out of the bag and leave them in the hard plastic clamshell, I can fit two packs snugly in each container.

 

If I leave the Rage Bug in all of the original packaging, it's a struggle to fit because the plastic packaging is just a hair bigger than the container. Scissors might fix this.

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10 minutes ago, Dirtyeggroll said:

I actually take the Rage Bugs completely out of the bag and plastic clamshell trays and thats how I can fit 5 packages worth in one of the containers. It fits snugly and the Rage Bugs don't move. For instances where I don't have enough to to fill the container to fit snugly, I put place one of the hard plastic clamshell packagings that the Rage Bugs come in, in the container in to make everything stay in place.

 

If I take the Rage Bugs out of the bag and leave them in the hard plastic clamshell, I can fit two packs snugly in each container.

 

If I leave the Rage Bug in all of the original packaging, it's a struggle to fit because the plastic packaging is just a hair bigger than the container. Scissors might fix this.

Makes sense.  Thanks 

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Bought my first fishing related purchases in months.  

 

Got a Kastking Sharky Baitfeeder 3 for chunk/live baiting in salt.  Looking forward to having a 2-stage drag with a clicker for sure.

 

Also picked up a SW LC Sammy 128 for $8 which is too good to pass up.   

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Orochi XX Diablo Spec-R /w Steez SV TW A. 

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5 minutes ago, iabass8 said:

Orochi XX Diablo Spec-R /w Steez SV TW A. 

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Sweet set up you got there ! 

 

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First baits I've been able to buy in a while. Had a little extra cash and bought my first pack of Strike King Rage Craws in green pumpkin. Hoping to get to use them sometime soon. Sucks not being able to fish very often anymore. Hope that changes soon too.

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Today's haul. 

 

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