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I was just wondering if anyone has a fishing buddy or buddies that do something minor or major that gets under your skin? I have a buddy who keeps his baitcaster close to free spool and backlashes every 20 casts or so. He casts further than me a lot, but hes always picking out backlashes. Whenever i ask him why he doesnt tighten up the brakes he says it is because he can cast farther than me. Id rather keep my line in the water than picking out backlashes. It really bothers me when were on his boat instead of mine because instead of keeping the boat in position with the trolling motor, hes too busy picking out his "professional overrun."

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I have a really good friend that won't stay still long enough to fish a spot, we generally cruise right through or around a good location, he ALWAYS ends up with more fish than me when he does this.

I asked him why he won't slow down and give me a little time to work a spot, his reply...that way you can't beat ME on MY boat...how dumb is that ?

I would take a C-Rig and just drag it around with a lizard or something but I would not have as much fun fishing with him anymore.

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when i go fishing with my buddy we shore fish ( no boat ) but we always split up quite a ways so it dont reallly bug eachother

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My dad is constantly checking the drag on his spinning reels. So every half hour or so I'll hear a spinning reel give drag in the back of the boat and turn around to see if he needs help with the fish I think he's just hooked just to find out he's checking his drag again, drives me crazy.

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I have a CLOSE family member (so it's hard to say no) that believes that $29.99 is too much to pay for a rod/reel combo, South Bend line does not need to be changed regularly (just when you don't have enough on the reel to cast), and the beetle spin is sufficient for everything up to largemouth. So he ends up with stuff that can't handle the day and ends up having to use one of mine. I bought two cheap Diawa Samurai combos I bring when he goes so he leaves my "good stuff" unmolested. Is that wrong of me to feel that way?

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Good stories. My fishing buddy talks way too much, makes everything a contest, but only when he's winning, can't tie a knot and keep the boat in position, casts over my line on purpose, and has been known to try to dump me in the lake.

I can't wait 'til we go fishing again.

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Before this gets too far along, I'd like to be the first to say that I'm thankful that my fishing partners DO NOT post here!

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One if my buddies insist on casting towards the front of the boat when he's on the back deck of my boat. Bout every 5 min I'll have a lure zinging past my ear. Usually my reply is " the back of the boat is the other way". So far I haven't got hit but if I ever do things are gonna get ugly.

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My primary fishing buddy has been generous, sharing locations, techniquies, positions the boat when I back seat to give me casting opporunities, answers any questions about his retrieves or presentations, rolls down the window when he passes gas and has a great sense of humor. If he would just let me fish without those little booties that cover my shoes to keep his carpet perfect, he would be without a flaw.

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One of my buddies talks way too much, especially when I'm sight fishing and trying to concentrate, or when we're in a spot that any noise could spook fish! I like to talk, but I hate it when someone just yaks and yaks about nothing. Irritating.

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I have a CLOSE family member (so it's hard to say no) that believes that $29.99 is too much to pay for a rod/reel combo, South Bend line does not need to be changed regularly (just when you don't have enough on the reel to cast), and the beetle spin is sufficient for everything up to largemouth. So he ends up with stuff that can't handle the day and ends up having to use one of mine. I bought two cheap Diawa Samurai combos I bring when he goes so he leaves my "good stuff" unmolested. Is that wrong of me to feel that way?

No way! if someone's too cheap to buy quality equipment that's their problem. Obviously you're going to be a nice guy and let him borrow your stuff since he's family but that doesn't mean you can't be a little annoyed by it!

I get a little upset when I go on trips with my dad because if the lake has walleye in it we aren't allowed to target bass until we've all caught a limit of walleye. Don't get me wrong I love eating walleye, but trolling over the same spot over and over again makes for a long day.

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I fish mostly small rivers (about 30 yards wide). I fish out of the front of the boat, however my partner tries to cast way out in front on me instead of fishing the pocket you can't cast to untill you are past a bush/tree that is hanging in the water. Then I have to turn around and cast to the spot while he throws over and past me. If he would just fish from the middle of the boat and back we could cover water much more efficiently.

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when he farts and I'm down wind

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Only two words annoy me when I'm fishing - "HUNG UP!" Believe me I understand the occasional hang up with a lure, but when it's 10 times a trip....I start to question why I didn't just go out solo.

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He bothers me when he outfishes me....not that it's hard, but he nerve of some people! :P

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I like to be very very stealthy when i'm fishing. One guy who i meet at my spots talks out loud and i think its just to scare the fish away.

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When he slams me in the mouth on his back cast with a 1/2 oz Jig and crosses my eyes as he sets the hook. It was an accident but the trip to the ER was no fun. Funny now but not so much at the time.

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When he tries to horse a fish over the side of the boat with 8lb fluoro, even though I have the net in hand,and have always been a decent net man. Especialy when that fish bumps us down to 2nd place ...............HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA LOL.

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Man, you guys are a buncha whiners! I'm never in back whether it's his aricraft carrier or mine, we both fish out of the front. We split everything down the middle, we both know that we can take the kitchen sink, or not enough and the other will support it, or donate baits.

If you're fishing with people that annoy you, you need to find someone else to fish with. I can't say one bad thing about anyone I fish with.

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^^^I'm pretty sure most of the folks here are just having a little fun at their partner's expense. I know I am. I can say a lot of bad things about the guy I fish with, and he can say even more about me. We've been best friends for 30 years and never stop finding new ways to annoy each other. That's half the fun. I plan on bringing roman candles the next time we go fishing...and no, I'm not kidding.

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^^^I'm pretty sure most of the folks here are just having a little fun at their partner's expense. I know I am.

Exactly..........., besides when we are not partners, he routinly hands it to me at the scales, so I got to get him any way I can......and I know he lurks here. HAHAHAHA

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I guess I wasn't looking at it that way. I was reading those as serious annoyances. What you both mention above is an entirely different story. I'm in 100% agreement with you that you have to get your licks in when you can, particularly when it's someone you regularly trade wins with, or someone that will outfish you on one body of water, while you'll smack 'em on another.

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Well... my main fishing buddy is a different story. I think... in the last month or so... he has given me about 200 bucks worth of plastics, 3 Abu Garcia baitcasting rods and a reel, a Pflueger Trion spinning rod, and a Berkley spinning rod... all new. He gave my Daughter a nice spinning rod/reel combo. I mean... the guy is generous as all get out. To top it all off... he refuses to go out with me fishing if I do not accept his share of the boat expenses. Go figure!?!?!?!

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Well... my main fishing buddy is a different story. I think... in the last month or so... he has given me about 200 bucks worth of plastics, 3 Abu Garcia baitcasting rods and a reel, a Pflueger Trion spinning rod, and a Berkley spinning rod... all new. He gave my Daughter a nice spinning rod/reel combo. I mean... the guy is generous as all get out. To top it all off... he refuses to go out with me fishing if I do not accept his share of the boat expenses. Go figure!?!?!?!

Well if ge ever comes to WNY, give him my phone number LOL.

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When they purposely fire a cast across your line or position the boat so that you're left with absolutely nothing.

Another solid one is re-tying but intentionally burying you up agaist the bank or dead water so you can't cast or be effective when you do.

Most of my regular fishing buddies are great to share the water with. Others make outings less enjoyable. Those are the ones that I dont make an effort to go out with.

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