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the "monkey" got me.

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I've fished for 20yrs with cheapo Walmart rods and most recently a light action ugly stick combo catching a few very nice largemouth, channel cats, crappie, and bluegill. one bass was about 5lbs and channel cats over 24inches but recently got the urge to fish more than sit in the house after work. I started by buying a cabelas tourney trail, pflueger president combo and thought I would be happy and then watching videos and reading I wanted a baitcasting setup. I always just use pop r's, original rapalas, and bobber fishing and now the bait monkey got me.

 

I've got several packs of worms, 3-4 different size and type of worm hooks, relined all my reels with suffix mono, bought a rod slick for the cabelas rod, 50 pack of bullet weights, several crank baits, a friend gave me a baitcaster so I got a Berkley lightning rod shock for it and then he tells me he's got another bait caster I can have so now I have to buy another rod for that and I found my old ultra light 20 size reel with 5ft rod and my 5ft6 ugly stick lite with another cheapo reel and just relined both of them. went to Walmart tonight for 6lbs line for crappie and gills for the light rods and seen fire line 14lbs and 30lbs for $4 and grabbed 3 packs and then said what the heck do I need this for and put it back and then picked it up again and put it back and finally left.

 

went to cabelas tonight to get a steelhead rod so I can try that and almost walked out of there with a bunch of stuff in the bargain cave. I think I have an addiction now. I started with 2 light action rods that cost under $30 and now have 2 bait casters, a good spinning setup, going to buy a ugly stick catfish combo soon, 2 steelhead rods, a bunch of tackle I have no clue how to use.

 

yep! I'm screwed!!!!

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  That is a long way from a Zebco 202 and a can of worms :lol: But that is half the fun. Fishing is just a small part of the picture;)

 Boss Hog

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Do you think one day they will develop a Monkey vaccine?

 

He's wore me out this year! 

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2 minutes ago, XpressJeff said:

Do you think one day they will develop a Monkey vaccine?

 

He's wore me out this year! 

I know it wore out my wallet real fast. oh and all this stuff was purchased in the last 3 weeks. ive been staying up until almost midnight reading and watching videos too.

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You may want to loosen up the drag on your reel.

 

With that hook in your lip the hole could get pretty big.

 

As long as you are not fishing with the family's milk money relax and consider yourself blessed!

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40 minutes ago, XpressJeff said:

Do you think one day they will develop a Monkey vaccine?

 

He's wore me out this year! 

 

1 ------> :lol-045:

2 ------> it's barely March and you're already worn out ..... shallow pocket newbie.

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29 minutes ago, XpressJeff said:

You may want to loosen up the drag on your reel.

 

With that hook in your lip the hole could get pretty big.

 

As long as you are not fishing with the family's milk money relax and consider yourself blessed!

its getting there. after the catching rod I'm done. :).

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Your right Raul,

 

I started with a boat, motor, trailer in January

 

At least 2 or 3 mortgage payments to be monkey too, and I already own my home.

 

Life is good though, I am far more blessed than I deserve!

 

See you on the water!

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1 minute ago, XpressJeff said:

Your right Raul,

 

I started with a boat, motor, trailer in January

 

At least 2 or 3 mortgage payments to be monkey too, and I already own my home.

 

Life is good though, I am far more blessed than I deserve!

 

See you on the water!

 

Not bad, not bad at all. :thumbsup:

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11 minutes ago, Raul said:

.... shallow pocket newbie.

 

Nope, short arms!

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The bait, rod, reel, and line monkey has been whooping me since my bonus last november! I am done buying this year......is what i tell my wife. 

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it starts out slowly.....then it creeps up on you before you know it......... your hooked, pun intended.the only cure I've heard of is some institution called marriage.       I don't even know if I spelled that right.....

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The Bassmaster Classic expo took me down. I went in order to buy the new Daiwa SV TW reel and ended up buying additional great stuff that was on sale. 

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12 hours ago, XpressJeff said:

Do you think one day they will develop a Monkey vaccine?

 

 

I hope not !!!!

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