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Hey guys, You all know im new to the bass fishing world and Christmas is fast approaching. I have enough rods for what and how often if fish. Im looking for essential items I should ask "santa" :D for Christmas. Heres my list so far. Assorted Quality Soft plastics from Gary Yamamato, Zoom and Yum. Assortment of jigs, and trailers. Crankbaits. Shakey heads. A tackle backpack. Any ideas, im going to be fishing a pond complex this next season starting January first. 

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Leatherman Wave .

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I am going to say something that isn't flashy or fun. However, its absolutely necessary- terminal tackle. I almost exclusively use gamagstku hooks. They are not cheap, especially if you are getting snagged. Getting a new lure, or a new reel is fun. Spending $100 on treble hooks and split rings to replace the hardware on crank baits isn't fun. Trust me I did just that last week. I always make it a point to buy those boring yet critical items in the winter. That way when summer comes I am stocked and can fish. I have plenty of tackle and therefore if I go through a few bags of watermelon creme senkos in a day, it does bother me as much as if I went to the store that day, spent $30 bucks, and by days end have no more worms and only a few drinks. Do the same thing with seafoam, oil, and enzyme treatment. Stock up in the winter then when summer comes- your wallet gets a reprieve.

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Just ask for a TW gift card and you can use it as your needs arise.

 

Easy.

 

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Have to agree with the gift cards.  If the people buying the gifts don't fish, they aren't going to know what to buy.

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I am asking for gift cards.  It is faster for them and safer for me.

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I'm asking for gift cards but unfortunately my wife's side of the family has an aversion to gift cards (it's a lazy gift apparently?) Hopefully it won't be another year of polo shirts I'll never wear, I'd prefer they just save their money.

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x8ish on the gift cards

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i agree with the gift card, but if you can go one step further, ask for straight up money, then you can buy tackle whenever you see a bait you want, or a sale thats only at one store, but if your a spending machine then gift card might suit you more.

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I am going to say something that isn't flashy or fun. However, its absolutely necessary- terminal tackle. I almost exclusively use gamagstku hooks. They are not cheap, especially if you are getting snagged. Getting a new lure, or a new reel is fun. Spending $100 on treble hooks and split rings to replace the hardware on crank baits isn't fun. Trust me I did just that last week. I always make it a point to buy those boring yet critical items in the winter. That way when summer comes I am stocked and can fish. I have plenty of tackle and therefore if I go through a few bags of watermelon creme senkos in a day, it does bother me as much as if I went to the store that day, spent $30 bucks, and by days end have no more worms and only a few drinks. Do the same thing with seafoam, oil, and enzyme treatment. Stock up in the winter then when summer comes- your wallet gets a reprieve.

Thank you for the adivce Im asking for worm hooks by gamagastku hooks in all sizes and other stuff terminally. 

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I want a nice fishing jacket and a new spinning reel this year. I also indicated to my father that the Rico Blems on sale at TW would make a great stocking stuffer.

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So far I know I should ask for Gift card to TW, and hooks. Any fun items for fishing ponds like lures during the later part of the winter season (January-February)

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You may want to consider a tape measure & a scale.

 

A-Jay

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You may want to consider a tape measure & a scale.

A-Jay

Scales never seem to be accurate..

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I'm asking for gift cards but unfortunately my wife's side of the family has an aversion to gift cards (it's a lazy gift apparently?) Hopefully it won't be another year of polo shirts I'll never wear, I'd prefer they just save their money.

 

Oh my GAWD!, that is so true!  I am so tired of my Mother-In-Law ticking money away on shirts I'll never wear, or stupid gag gifts that only she thinks is funny.  Especially when she knows I love gift cards.  At THAT point, with the gag gifts, it's just insulting, like "I know I coulda actually given you something you actually hoped for, but here's a cheap chachki, to rub it in your face".  Why don't you just set your money on fire in front of me.  At least I'd get some warmth out of it.

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Oh my GAWD!, that is so true! I am so tired of my Mother-In-Law ticking money away on shirts I'll never wear, or stupid gag gifts that only she thinks is funny. Especially when she knows I love gift cards. At THAT point, with the gag gifts, it's just insulting, like "I know I coulda actually given you something you actually hoped for, but here's a cheap chachki, to rub it in your face". Why don't you just set your money on fire in front of me. At least I'd get some warmth out of it.

I donate stuff like that..especially clothes..and let them know I'm donating them.

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Good idea.  She gets overly sensitive, so I'm sure she'd walk out, boo-hooing.

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I never ask for anything anymore. I usually end up with gift cards which is fine. Last year I used the gift cards to buy an AldebaranHG and the year before I picked up an OrochiXX

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Gift cards are gold!! But I love soft plastics. I buy from power team lures. There farly cheep for the most part and very well built. But for slow fishing buy authentic X pulse r's. Spinner baits are also good and cheep. But stick with gift cards! Can't go wrong with them. Crank baits are good as well.

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Gift cards are gold!! But I love soft plastics. I buy from power team lures. There farly cheep for the most part and very well built. But for slow fishing buy authentic X pulse r's. Spinner baits are also good and cheep. But stick with gift cards! Can't go wrong with them. Crank baits are good as well.

Thanks man! :D

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Build a shopping cart at an online merchant (Susquehanna Fishing, maybe?) of stuff that you dream of having, but are NOT ready to buy yourself.  Maybe its a Hudd, or Lucky Craft Pointers, or tungsten weights, or perhaps a spool of Shooter or Tatsu....maybe its a rain gear upgrade from a 3mm poncho like I use....or an SPF hoodie sun shirt....I dunno what your 'dream shopping cart' looks like, but make one up, print it out and leave it laying where your wife, or parents, or whomever can see it/access it - give it to them....whatever

 

Point is, let them get you something that you would really like to have, but won't buy for yourself right now.  IMO, that'd be much better than a gift card.  Gift cards ARE lazy.   So is not bothering to learn whether your SIL wants a polo shirt or not....But, if you get a gift of a really cool lure, you'll remember it and associate it with the giver for a long time...or at least until you send it into a tree.

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Build a shopping cart at an online merchant (Susquehanna Fishing, maybe?) of stuff that you dream of having, but are NOT ready to buy yourself.  Maybe its a Hudd, or Lucky Craft Pointers, or tungsten weights, or perhaps a spool of Shooter or Tatsu....maybe its a rain gear upgrade from a 3mm poncho like I use....or an SPF hoodie sun shirt....I dunno what your 'dream shopping cart' looks like, but make one up, print it out and leave it laying where your wife, or parents, or whomever can see it/access it - give it to them....whatever

 

Point is, let them get you something that you would really like to have, but won't buy for yourself right now.  IMO, that'd be much better than a gift card.  Gift cards ARE lazy.   So is not bothering to learn whether your SIL wants a polo shirt or not....But, if you get a gift of a really cool lure, you'll remember it and associate it with the giver for a long time...or at least until you send it into a tree.

Thanks man, I put a lot of lures and special items on my list. This is very helpful. :D

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How bout a subscription to one of the monthly tackle deliveries like Mystery Tackle Box or Lucky Tackle Box or...? You'll get a few new baits every month and learn to fish new techniques. (Apologies if it was posted before. I skimmed each post but didn't see it)

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