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A while back I had posted an I am not buying anything for a year other than gifts, well how did I do. 

 

Believe it or not pretty good. I did 3 internet orders outside of my Christmas order. One was spending a gift card I got for Christmas and some small lotto winnings to get a dobyns Sierra during the 25 days sale. Another spent the check I got for getting a fishing article posted on two Abu Revo reels on an amazing deal at academy. The third was a fluke when DSG honored a typo on one of their sales and I got a few WP 75s for 5 bucks a piece. Just remembered I had a 30 dollar lurenet order in there too. 

 

The only other splurge was dropping 40 at a small shop in the quad cities area on a family trip we took. There were a couple lures and boxes picked up here and there at Wally World, but really nothing else. I fully expect next year to be the same. Essentially replacing the plastics lost on vacation and during the year.

 

The biggest purchase is hoping to find a good price on a retirement lot in the location We want to settle down in when that time comes. Way early but if we ever find a deal that can’t be passed up, we may have to do it. 

 

I guess for me tons of tackle isn’t as important due to the boat I fish out of. Since the max I can realistically carry is what a co angler would on tour, that limits me a lot. Guessing the guys with the full size bass boats can cram more into one compartment than I pack for a week long trip;)

 

so yeh for the most part the bait monkey can be beaten. As long as you stay away from the sale page. Also it helps I have been fishing a long time too, so I have most techniques covered, and icast seems to not really bring out anything exciting enough for me to run out and buy it lately. 

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Well...

 

new years eve drinking GIF

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Nice work. I keep it minimal also, I've never been a gear head and couldn't afford it even if I was. I use $20-$40 combos, cheap mono, plastic worms, a 4 stroke 50 horsepower, no ad sunscreen, and last but not least, completely unheard of in 2019, COTTON t shirts!!!! Oh the horror! I've still be known to fish longer than anyone and have success. salesmen hate me ........

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1 hour ago, TnRiver46 said:

Nice work. I keep it minimal also, I've never been a gear head and couldn't afford it even if I was. I use $20-$40 combos, cheap mono, plastic worms, a 4 stroke 50 horsepower, no ad sunscreen, and last but not least, completely unheard of in 2019, COTTON t shirts!!!! Oh the horror! I've still be known to fish longer than anyone and have success. salesmen hate me ........

Sales are definitely our friend, especially when they close out the previous years models. My wife has taught me a lot over the years, it just took me a while to learn;)

 

Don’t get me started on clothes and shoes, those prices are ridiculous. Thankfully we find sales there and stay away from trendy name branded stuff. Guessing stores hate me lol, but we do ok. 

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*I have to smuggle in exerts from "Bass Resource" where I live on account of being in Bait Monkey Rehab at Restful Meadows - Home For The Fishing Insane  ... I'm scheduled to be released Oct. 1st (if I make it through the 12 - step program) .

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Pfft, I let the Bait Monkey beat me...:stupid:

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Cgolf, I am with you. So far this year all I have purchased are some #3 snaps I stumbled on at Walmart last week.

 

But....I have close to $70 on my BPS awards card for purchases and I plan to head to BPS to get some two-stroke oil, more #3 snaps, #1 and 1/0 weedless hooks.

 

I also took inventory of my line and decided to use up all of my Trilene and Yo-Zuri that I have left and then start my Gamma collection. Don't get me wrong. Trilene and Yo-Zuri are fantastic lines and I have used them for years. But I think it is time to go up to the pro's level and go with th Gamma.

 

Also had my wife order a new retractable lure retriever from BPS which is on backorder. But since she made the ordered it does not count against me.

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Nice update. I can attest the BM (bait monkey or some other moniker...) can be 

beaten. I've been pretty good thus far, too. For the most part.... :huh7:

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4 hours ago, ChrisD46 said:

Oh No ! ... ICAST 2019 is coming ...

If all goes to plan the new rage Ned plastics and mag menace will be under the Christmas tree haven’t seen much else yet, but I know more is coming. Usually if I hold off on ordering I eventually realize I don’t need every new lure just a third of them😂

 

The semi big big ticket item that could get me is if that motorguide TM prop fits my Terrova, it sounded intriguing. 

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Congrats!!!!

 

Here's you vs the Bait Monkey:

 

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And here's me vs the Bait Monkey:

 

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