cletedius wrote:I kept noticing pics on the wall with a face that I couldnt quite place but still had something familiar-looking . Didnt give it much thought, just gathered my intended targets & headed for the register. On the wall behind the register, I took notice of a pic of a full rack of mahi from a local charity tourney. That face, again! Read the plaque, what I saw was the name of a dude I worked with at a tackle store over 30yrs ago in Morton grove. Holy shit! It in fact was the same guy! I asked the cashier if he knew the guy in the pic. "Know him?, I sure do, he owns the place" he says! Seems my old co-worker & a partner bought the place some years ago & have seemingly turned it into an excellent tackle shop with a thriving boat dealership/service center. I asked if he was in & was told he was @ home taking care of domestic duties. Cant wait to catch him in the shop!
Talk about a small world!
Bassin' Ted wrote:Finally got an order from Tackle Warehouse to arrive after more than 2 weeks.
Needed some 10 lb P-Line Fluoro for jerkbaits and got a couple more baits to hit the $50 free shipping. Picked up a Lucky Craft Staysee 90 in aurora black and a Jackall DD Squirrel in chartreuse shad.
Also picked up 4 packages of Keitech 4" Swing Impacts in bluegill and shad colors- I have been going through them quickly. Feel ready for first smallie trip of the season in a couple weeks.
On a side note, I finally got to use my new Tatula 3000 spinning reel earlier this week and it is easily the best spinning reel in my arsenal. So smooth and very light.
Brett wrote:Just harvested this mofo with the Laplander. Kind of curious what exactly your constructing with the Boreal lol.
SmalliesNEyes wrote:Not a fishing purchase, but GAS all the same... just picked me up a new handgun. Smith and Wesson M&P Shield Compact M2.0 in .40 S&W for my EDC weapon.
polishfly wrote:Shit if were talking non fishing gas I just dropped a huge amount of coin on a new plastic mountain fishing bike...arrived Sunday from the UK =)
Rambler wrote:HOLY CRAAAAP!!! Can't carry all that stuff on your bike.
cyanatic wrote:I know. That's why I purchased more of those Plano stowaway boxes with the adjustable dividers. I can carry 2 or 3 of them in my backpack. I've got one for topwater lures, one for various cranks and spinnerbaits, and a general purpose one with a small amount of hooks, ned rigs, wacky o-rings, shaky heads, worms, etc. I leave the other boxes at home and just take a small selection of lures and plastics. I went through that phase of thinking that I needed to have plastic worms in every color imaginable. But that just leads to paralysis of analysis. Depending on the cloud cover and the water clarity, I figure I shouldn't really need more than 2 or 3 different colors and I can bring just a small number of each if I take my bike. My "traveling pack" now weighs about 11-12 lbs and I can probably cull that down even more.
One bad habit I used to have was always leaving my rods and tackle backpack in my trunk. I wanted them to always be there in case I wanted to fish (after work, or visiting someone who's near a lake, etc.) That might be okay in spring or fall, but in the blazing heat of a closed car in Chicagoland in July and August? I had some Zman ned rig worms that melted into this horrible mass of sticky jelly that ruined everything they touched. The bands that hold the skirts on certain spinnerbaits and buzzbaits become gummy and sticky. The skirts on some of the frogs dried up and cracked off. I won't be making that mistake again!
Rambler wrote:It's frightening how much this sounds like me. Sounds like we could swap backpacks & not notice. I had Zman plastics melt and eat parts of an old tackle box.
BrookeT wrote:Adjustable 240cm. Recommended length is under 35" kayak width and 6'0" & under = 240cm. I'm 6'2" in my brain but 5'10" in real life
Lots of GAS for me lately. Big order from Howies up in Door County. I stocked up on tubes for a few I upcoming trips. Waiting on a TW order now. Their shipping delays suck. Out of Jackhammers right now which is killing me.
joetrain wrote:^^^^ Itâ€™s sad to see those types of businesses going away. Thatâ€™s the type of place that doesnâ€™t get replaced.
There is a small tackle shop in my area that when you enter it is like walking back in time. Bait tanks, jigs on cards, old dog sleeping on the floor and an odor that my wife says reminds her of my car.
DasGoby wrote:Lots of GAS for me lately. Big order from Howies up in Door County. I stocked up on tubes for a few I upcoming trips. Waiting on a TW order now. Their shipping delays suck. Out of Jackhammers right now which is killing me.
I had heard how delayed TW standard shipping was. I broke down and paid an extra 9 bucks for 2 day delivery and it arrived right on time. I'm definitely noticing shortages in tackle availability. Most likely supply chain issues plus increased demand due to COVID.
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