Dave--- No known cure. Ranks right up there with, tobacco, alcohol, drugs and gambling. I think its called "Tackleholism". Maybe we should consider starting a fishoholics group. We can't meet on week days, thats when I usually stop at the Neuse Sport Shop and can't meet on weekends, thats when I fish. So, I guess we will just have to continue on somehow with our addictions. I know its tough, but some of us must suffer.
Man those look deadly. I broke a rod this weekend...I think subconsciously so I could justify shopping for another. Sometimes I catch myself thinking of not rinsing away the salt just so I can keep shopping. I just can't control myself.
The flying fish rigs are made by Carolina Lure, called Yummee Fly N fish. You can get them rig'd, unrig'd, with wings, or with wings in the swept back position and run with a nose/chin weight for sub-surface.
You can put 9 of the squid bodies on a spreader teaser and put a flyin fish a couple feet behind them, or run 4 flyin fish in a daisy chain with a swimmin yummee a couple feet back....
Oh man... just too many options, not enough time or money to get "all" the set-ups!! ha ha ha ha ha ha ah....
The squid rig's are Williamson lures,, will be first season trying them. Usually use different squids, but for some reason, these appealed to me, so had to get'm!
Tuna/wahoo lures are Calcutta's... I stop'd short of gettin a pack or two of their rubber ballyhoo's (actually have some left over from last season, bully-hoo's I think they're called).
My local guys (AK Mc Callum's) doesnt stock Yozuri bonito lures, so I'm gonna try that braid lure, should work, just have to change them tuna hooks out on it and put on single 9/0 hooks with swivels.
Those Williamson Squids look good. Have you seen the Tsunami Holographic Squids? They look awesome too. I rig up some of the smaller ones (3") for Flounder (in case I can't find any Gulp!) but I bought some 6" ones for my spreader. I'm "gotta" get me some of those flying fish, dang tackle monkey is on my back!
I'd say the stuff you bought was necessary if you aren't gonna get rid of that old boat. If the wife gets on to you too bad you just give me a call. I know how to settle such matters. I'll just come get the boat and tackle and you can just forward all future puchases to me.
Today was tackle monkey day for sure. It all started when I stopped at a gas station and at the pumps was a 28' Pursuit walkaround and a nearly new Key West skiff. Not an everyday sight around here. Then later I met a couple of reps for Kistler rods. Don't ever pick one up unless you want to throw all your old Loomis, Allstars and Falcons in the dumpster. Stay far away from those Kistler rods guys. I think if you were to try and make off with some you would just float off in the sky anyway. So if you see a big tall heavy set guy and a shorter slim guy both decked out in fishing pro shirts carrying a few interesting looking rods into your favorite tackle shop: don't stop and don't look too much closer. Just get back in your car and gun it. Don't ever go back there because if you do you will be in the poor house for sure. Al
Fellow Members---You should really be proud of me. The last two times that I have stopped at the Neuse to use the rest room, I haven't bought anything. But, I still have one big bag of stuff which I bought in Jan. that hasn't been opened yet. Those little voices are still saying "BUY ME BUY ME" in the fishing rod department though.
I don't know Forrest, a third pass on the opportunity to buy more tackle might result in the revocation of your "tackle monkey junky" card. We wouldn't want that to happen to one of own, so we are pulling for ya!
I hear ya Al... and Forrest.. you might as well just pull the trigger,, ya know yer gonna get a new rod(s) anyway later on... might as well get over the salivating part and just pull the trigger..... Ooops! I didnt mean all that,, I forgot,, we're supposed to "help" and restrain each other as fella fishermen (and fisherwomen)...
Now tell me guys... for me it'd be a doomed marriage straight to bankruptcy if my wife fished... how 'bout y'all?
Not too good but not all that bad either. Those rods I was talking about are mainly designed for smaller fish like reds,trout, flounder and freshwater bass. Not saying you couldn't find a use for one but for the money they cost you could buy a jam up camera or trolling outfit.
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