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I'm pretty sure I'm in need of some sort of intervention. In the past year I have purchased and sold 8 different spinning reels. This past month I've purchased 3 more. 

Mind you,I'm not making any money on this, as a matter of fact I've lost a few bucks. I can't seem to stop myself. My wife thinks I'm crazy! Her most recent comment to me was" for someone who never goes fishing you sure do buy a lot of reels. I'm going to have to cut up your credit cards!"

Is this due to the bite from the bait monkey 🐒 and if so is there a cure? 

Just last night I purchased a Daiwa RG AB and a Legalis LT. 

OMG! SOMEBODY PLEASE HELP ME🤯

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Nah ~

You're gonna be just fine . . . . 

 

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A-Jay

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Wish I could help. Not many cures other than coming to your

senses in one way or another. Wives can certainly help with 

that. ;) 

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Well, you could start buying casting reels instead. That should cure your spinning real purchase problem.😁

 

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My problem is rods. I find these great deals on used rods and can't stop myself. 

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Take your wife’s advise unless money is no object.  If that’s the case you’re fine.

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1 hour ago, Chris186 said:

Well, you could start buying casting reels instead. That should cure your spinning real purchase problem.😁

 

X2 .... I use only Pflueger spinning reels, and only rarely.  I switched to baitcast reels in 2014 and am glad I did.  I find I'm more accurate and often get longer casts too.

 

My wife thinks I'm crazy as well....

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I can't help you brother. I've bought so many rods, reels and so much tackle this year! I'd be a hypocrite if I tried to say anything.

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The wife asked me once,”You think you have enough fishing stuff”. I waited a few days and then went into her walk-in closet and ask her”Think you have enough shoes?”

Point made .

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There are quite a few of us in the same boat. It’s name is the Titanic...

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6 hours ago, Buffdaddy54 said:

I'm pretty sure I'm in need of some sort of intervention. In the past year I have purchased and sold 8 different spinning reels. This past month I've purchased 3 more. 

 

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😄 Just kidding, but so long as you are in good shape financially I don't really see an issue. You said yourself you've sold some, better than hoarding them. 

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I must add to this post and say, your not alone ! I reached a point this year where I bought so many rods, reels and lures; I began to feel like I was field testing more than fishing ; but oddly enough, I actually discovered how much I enjoy trying out and testing new gear. It gives me an opportunity to be analytical with the tools of the trade and therefore through trial and testing, I feel more informed ! So ultimately I think there is no reason for intervention unless we are spending money we can't afford to spend !

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Hahaha it happens! I have a gun and hunting addiction. Way too many and way to much money. Finally the girl told me I had to pick a different hobby. So I set the guns aside as it wasn’t hunting season and picked up a fishing rod. And this season I got 2 spinning set ups, e6x and avid x with a nasci, and ci4 +. Then 7 casting combos, imx pro with a ***, imx pro with a chronarch mgl, 2 glx’s with chronarch mgl’s, *** paired with a curado k, kistler helium with a chronarch mgl, and a dobyns Sierra with a Daiwa’s Tatula SV. Like I said it happens lol. Coming up sooner then later either another glx or nrx and trying the metanium 

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As long as it doesn't cause a REAL problem on the home front don't sweat it. Probably a phase that will slow down some.

 

 

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10 hours ago, Matt_3479 said:

Hahaha it happens! I have a gun and hunting addiction. Way too many and way to much money. Finally the girl told me I had to pick a different hobby. So I set the guns aside as it wasn’t hunting season and picked up a fishing rod. And this season I got 2 spinning set ups, e6x and avid x with a nasci, and ci4 +. Then 7 casting combos, imx pro with a ***, imx pro with a chronarch mgl, 2 glx’s with chronarch mgl’s, *** paired with a curado k, kistler helium with a chronarch mgl, and a dobyns Sierra with a Daiwa’s Tatula SV. Like I said it happens lol. Coming up sooner then later either another glx or nrx and trying the metanium 

How do you like the Chronarch MGL's over the Curado K? I own several K's  but thinking of spending a bit more next time on a Chronarch. 

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11 hours ago, J.Vincent said:

 I began to feel like I was field testing more than fishing ; but oddly enough, I actually discovered how much I enjoy trying out and testing new gear. It gives me an opportunity to be analytical with the tools of the trade and therefore through trial and testing, I feel more informed ! So ultimately I think there is no reason for intervention unless we are spending money we can't afford to spend !

Hah, yeah, I made my peace with "tackle testing" last year.   I try to buy used whenever I can so when I go to sell I don't loose a lot of money on it.  

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16 hours ago, Buffdaddy54 said:

I'm pretty sure I'm in need of some sort of intervention. In the past year I have purchased and sold 8 different spinning reels. This past month I've purchased 3 more. 

Mind you,I'm not making any money on this, as a matter of fact I've lost a few bucks. I can't seem to stop myself. My wife thinks I'm crazy! Her most recent comment to me was" for someone who never goes fishing you sure do buy a lot of reels. I'm going to have to cut up your credit cards!"

Is this due to the bite from the bait monkey 🐒 and if so is there a cure? 

Just last night I purchased a Daiwa RG AB and a Legalis LT. 

OMG! SOMEBODY PLEASE HELP ME🤯

NO!, this is a different affliction. The Monkey frowns upon selling stuff, and doesn't really relish trading or bartering either. What you have is a condition common in the American male sporting goods consumer, there is no cure, but in most it eventually runs it's course. What may relieve symptoms is to actually participate in the sport.

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On 11/4/2018 at 8:18 AM, TBAG said:

How do you like the Chronarch MGL's over the Curado K? I own several K's  but thinking of spending a bit more next time on a Chronarch. 

There by far my favorite reel. Now every time I pick up the K I love it! Its an awesome reel for the money but there is a reason I have 3 chronarchs and 1 K. Once I tried my first chronarch I’m hooked. Like I said next will be the metanium!!

 

the chronarch are easier to palm, smoother, lighter, more comfortable, I get better distance. I have one on the frog rod, one on the jig rod, and one on the worm rod, and my K is on my flipping stick. Will probsbly get another chronarch for the crankbait stick eventually. And move the one chronarch over to my moving bait rod and pick up the metanium for the jig rod just to try it out for myself to see if there that much better then the chronarchs. Mainly just curious how much better they are when the chronarchs are awesome!!!

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2 hours ago, Matt_3479 said:

There by far my favorite reel. Now every time I pick up the K I love it! Its an awesome reel for the money but there is a reason I have 3 chronarchs and 1 K. Once I tried my first chronarch I’m hooked. Like I said next will be the metanium!!

 

the chronarch are easier to palm, smoother, lighter, more comfortable, I get better distance. I have one on the frog rod, on the jig rod, worm rod, and my K is on my flipping stick. Will probsbly get another chronarch for the crankbait stick eventually. And move the one chronarch over to my moving bait rod and pick up the metanium for the jig rod just to try it out for myself to see if there that much better then the chronarchs. Mainly just curious how much better they are when the chronarchs are awesome!!!

Curiosity killed the cat... and made the bait monkey a whole lot stronger

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Don't switch to baitcasting reels because then you'll be spending 3x the amount on them than spinning reels lol

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You just have to get so good you can find deals and sell stuff for more than you bought it for... that’s what happens when you live on Craigslist😂

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No help from here.  Since about this time last year I have bought at least 7 rods and I think around 4 baitcast reels.  (Hard to keep track anymore.)  I am trying not to buy reels as I still have several more than the number of rods.  Consider yourself fortunate.  I don't sell any of my gear.  The reels were all used, but still not cheap.  Two Exsence DCs, a Steez and upgraded Purple Alphas.  I almost bought a 7' MHF Okuma Helios last week, but managed to talk myself out of it.  Whew.  :teeth:

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First the peddlers outside the  tackle stores (A-Jay , Bluebasser86)  get you hooked with a "Gateway" reel (such as a spinning reel) - first you buy one , then two then four all the while looking for the "high" you felt when you bought that first spinning reel ... Then you find the spinning reel high has lost it's luster so you move up to baitcasting outfits where you definitely now are out of control ! ... It doesn't stop until you have gone totally hard core and move up to mainlining the heavy flipping and punching baitcasting rigs - Oh , the horror of it all  ... It's too late for me (I don't want to be saved) but there is still time for you to turn back !

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