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17 hours ago, Kirtley Howe said:

Well you could really be screwed couldn't you? Just kidding of course......

 Oh yeah, I could. But we have a pretty good arrangement. We both put a set amount into our joint checking & savings each month. This covers all of our monthly expenses & savings. Then we both have a personal checking account that the rest goes into. That way if we want something we just get it. Any money that comes out of the joint account is carefully scrutinized by the accountant/warden though.

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Was looking for chartreuse neds last summer to target walleye (pickerel for Canadian folks). Found these on slickdeals earlier this year for $3.49 and may have overbought by a tad...

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Bought a Kastking Versus reel that Glenn recommended.  Don't know what I'm going to use it for yet.  5.7 oz and 8:1.  Bought a Pacifisun reel and 8 lb fluorocarbon goes between the frame and the spool.  Not recommended by me.

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Not really consider fishing tackle but very necessary to have one, Specially for me because at the sea I want to look for bird activities to find fish in ocean and help captain. Also good for my lake fishing and camping. I bought it on a deal very cheap. That is high quality and youll get a lot with little money.

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24 minutes ago, ATA said:

Not really consider fishing tackle but very necessary to have one, Specially for me because at the sea I want to look for bird activities to find fish in ocean and help captain. Also good for my lake fishing and camping. I bought it on a deal very cheap. That is high quality and youll get a lot with little money.

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So the optic quality is pretty good? I've been meaning to take a look at these. I could use one in my blind bag for waterfowl season. 

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Finally getting around to posting in here. Got a whole mess of stuff. I got a Chad Shad! But I don't have a rod to throw it on. Oh well, bait monkey wins again i'll need to get another rod... but not anytime soon. But eventually. Got a rapala shad rap, mid ranged bagley, two bagley prop baits for fishing bream beds, some dropshot hooks, and those stupid fuzzy dice. I also got two beast coast football jigs, but I did not realize they didn't have weed guards. I can still find use for them, but not what I expected. And also Largo shads, which I have fished a good bit since getting. Awesome on an underspin, I really like them. Got a 5.3 and a 6.X Lew's Speed Spool at good discount pricing and a Daiwa Fuego 3000 on sale too. 

 

Then I got quite a few rods. I got a used Dobyn's Champion XP 735c for a great price, I just got a new 734 and I figured that it would make a good pair to go together. It is a fun rod, beefy and great in the grass. Then I won a Dobyn's Xtasy 754c in a raffle, which is crazy and I have never owned a rod at this price point. The sensitivity and crispness of the rod has really blown me away and every fish I have caught has felt so solid with feedback while fighting, it is really a sweet rod. Hard to figure out what to throw on it though, it is far lighter than I expected. I have really been mostly throwing 5/16 oz finesse jigs. And then I got a new Megabass Orochi Brailist from a friend at half off. My Levante Brailist had snapped and I was super bummed and wanted to upgrade to Orochi but wasn't willing to pay 350 at the time. I thought the Dobyn's would cover what the Brailist did but it was much lighter so I still wanted to replace and this was the perfect opportunity. My favorite football jig is even better than before now. Not to mention, it also makes another great pair with my Orochi Pitch Perfect. Next, two more on sale Dobyn's rods, a Sierra 734c and a Kaden 713c. I wanted to mess with the 734 and see if I like it with braid for topwater, and if not I already know I like it for spinnerbaits and swim jigs. For the 713c I just wanted to try something in the kaden line so I picked that one out semi-randomly. It is an awesome rod. It basically feels like the perfect War Eagle Finesse Spinnerbait rod. Great with a 3/16 underspin too. I am willing to bet that if I put something like a shimano SLX MGL on it, it'll be an awesome fluke rod too. It has a responsive and snappy fast tip while still being very castable. I can see why so many people like the kaden series rods. It is kinda crazy because I went from "I guess i'll give dobyn's stuff another try" to having a large portion of my rods be dobyn's, but I like how they feel. All the stuff from this that I have fished so far has been solid. 

 

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Just now, optimator said:

So the optic quality is pretty good? I've been meaning to take a look at these. I could use one in my blind bag for waterfowl season. 

Yes and 25mm sims ok as well. first I was skeptical about the width but the 36mm was way expensive so I got this one. The optic quality is great and very clear crisp image. good one, buy it, but if you add some money for  10x36 it will be much better. for me this one really enough.

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On 6/16/2023 at 9:36 AM, Jar11591 said:

Some minor restocking for chasing smallmouth in small rivers: Couple UL Pops, an XR-4 and a HJ-6. Strike King underspin and pack of Swimmers. 4F172CAC-D09A-44FA-B866-24A720CFB730.thumb.jpeg.b617bbd0352add326ea9993bd781ef00.jpeg 

 

Man I need to try one of those baby x-raps.

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I left the Bait Monkey at home and only picked up what I absolutely needed ( Translation, my wife was with me when I went to Bass Pro Shops.)  My first chance to go to a tackle store in the US for over a year, and the Bait Monkey was not at my side.

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On 6/16/2023 at 10:36 AM, Jar11591 said:

Some minor restocking for chasing smallmouth in small rivers: Couple UL Pops, an XR-4 and a HJ-6. Strike King underspin and pack of Swimmers. 4F172CAC-D09A-44FA-B866-24A720CFB730.thumb.jpeg.b617bbd0352add326ea9993bd781ef00.jpeg 

 

 

I just built a BFS rod and wounder her up with 6lb FC and looking for more finesse lightweight stuff to throw on it and those Raps look like they may do well. Which ones are your favorite? Also what is the name of that spinner where the blade goes under it? I saw it a youtube video and added it to my list of things to get.

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5 hours ago, RipHair said:

 

I just built a BFS rod and wounder her up with 6lb FC and looking for more finesse lightweight stuff to throw on it and those Raps look like they may do well. Which ones are your favorite? Also what is the name of that spinner where the blade goes under it? I saw it a youtube video and added it to my list of things to get.


I would use as thin a diameter line as you can for the tiny X Raps and Husky Jerks. The XR-4 especially is really tiny. Line that isn’t super thin won’t let them have much action. The X Raps and UL Pops are two

of my favorites. And the spinner is called an Underspin. That is Strike King underspin, and actually their saltwater one. But I see nothing about it that makes it saltwater exclusive. Works great for bass. 

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On 6/20/2023 at 5:07 PM, king fisher said:

I left the Bait Monkey at home and only picked up what I absolutely needed ( Translation, my wife was with me when I went to Bass Pro Shops.)  My first chance to go to a tackle store in the US for over a year, and the Bait Monkey was not at my side.

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Please let us know how the magnum trick worms do for you. Shaky head wizard linked me to a video on them saying they were a great summer bait

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Grabbed 20 bags of Zoom baits from Academy (20% off + extra 5% for using Academy card).  

 

Flukes + 3 bags z-craws

 

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Trickworms

 

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Fishermans warehouse $9.99 LC's.  4 BDS 2.2's, 3 KJ Flats, 1 fat mini DR, and 1 BDS 3.

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1 hour ago, KP Duty said:

Grabbed 20 bags of Zoom baits from Academy (20% off + extra 5% for using Academy card).  

 

Flukes + 3 bags z-craws

 

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Trickworms

 

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Fishermans warehouse $9.99 LC's.  4 BDS 2.2's, 3 KJ Flats, 1 fat mini DR, and 1 BDS 3.

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22 hours ago, LrgmouthShad said:

Please let us know how the magnum trick worms do for you. Shaky head wizard linked me to a video on them saying they were a great summer bait

They have worked ok for me so far this year.  Here are a couple I caught with them in May. T Rigged 1/4 oz weight June bug.

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21 minutes ago, king fisher said:

They have worked ok for me so far this year.  Here are a couple I caught with them in May. T Rigged 1/4 oz weight June bug.

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Ok yeah those are okay bass…..

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On 6/23/2023 at 6:51 PM, LrgmouthShad said:

I decided that I didn’t have enough Gambler lures to justify the Gambler sticker on my truck so I made amends. Bait monkey helped, how nice of him

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Those are quality picks...those burner worms I know work ?

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3 hours ago, KP Duty said:

Those are quality picks...those burner worms I know work ?

Thanks. A couple years ago I used to throw the 7” Burner worm non-stop when the water is warmer. Not really sure why I got away from it. 
 

As for the burner craw, I like the thick body in heavy cover. That bait is phenomenal in lily pads with a flipping hook. I imagine it’ll do great in any sort of heavy cover, though. 

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