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mrpike1973

sticker shock at the bait shop

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howdy i went in to a local bait shop and a chain store i couldnt believe how much tackle has went up am i just that behind rap crankbaits are 6-8 bucks a piece spinnerbaits are 4 bucks a piece 20 bucks doesnt go far i guess not mad just surprised any one else notice this it really makes it hard to justify buying when the pay checks are down

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I think fisherman need a "Bailout". Every one with a fishing licenses should get a $500 check to use at thier local sporting good store. smile

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A "Sportsman's Bailout" mmmmmm......I could see that. grin

At least we'd know the money would be spent on what it was intended for.

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At least we'd know the money would be spent on what it was intended for.

I would agree with you there for sure. smile

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I stopped in many stores recently and it seems everything is going up a buck or two! We must not be in a recession!

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I stopped in many stores recently and it seems everything is going up a buck or two! We must not be in a recession!

Inflation from all the money being pumped into the economy by the Federales. smile

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We've been noticing the same thing! Its getting ridiculous. I am hoping to save guys a few bucks by direct selling leeches and crawlers to fishermen online.

Doesn't help you out much though on tackle frown

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Time to invest in making my own lures. I've always wanted to do that.

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Does anyone know of good resources for learning to make your own lures?

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The trouble I have found with the resources I have dug up at one point or another focused more on making custom super-lures that outperform store-bought ones, rather than being an affordable do-it-yourself hobby.

Investing in the materials and all the tools from clamps and saws to airbrushes and such only makes financial sense once you are producing 500+ lures or so. And then there's the time investment as well, which I'd rather spend on the water.

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I had that same thought when I got into fly tying. I was think I could cut my cost of flies way down (since I'm constantly losing them to trees/brush and various things around me mad). Really it's just an expensive way to spend a little time. I don't regret getting into it at all, but it sure isn't any sort of money saver. There is a real sense of accomplishment when you catch an 18" brown on a fly you tied yourself. Same thing goes with hair jigs or jigs you poured and so on.

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I think of it as a hobby...then the cost doesn't matter. I find it theraputic...much cheaper than seeing a shrink and paying for medication.

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