Bass Fishing Forum

General Bass Fishing Discussion => Rods, Reels and Fishing Line => Topic started by: Lee Smith on November 01, 2019, 08:21:30 AM

Title: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Lee Smith on November 01, 2019, 08:21:30 AM
OK guys and gals, the other one is getting to long and toooooo many pages so we're pickin it up here, so get to fussin' and bitchin bout the monkey!

Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: fishballer06 on November 01, 2019, 12:24:39 PM
Woo-hoo!

Proud bait monkey victim here.
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Mike Cork on November 01, 2019, 12:26:03 PM
With the holidays here, I'm going to watch this closely and see what gear you all are buying and what you think of it... I wonder if we should hold a contest and see who gets the biggest monkey bites :shocking:
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Lipripper on November 01, 2019, 12:46:52 PM
With the holidays here, I'm going to watch this closely and see what gear you all are buying and what you think of it... I wonder if we should hold a contest and see who gets the biggest monkey bites :shocking:
LMG would be in the top 10. ~roflmao
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Capt. BassinLou on November 01, 2019, 12:52:04 PM
With the holidays here, I'm going to watch this closely and see what gear you all are buying and what you think of it... I wonder if we should hold a contest and see who gets the biggest monkey bites :shocking:

Mine has woke up again... fortunately with Xmas around the corner, I can offset some of what its going to cost me.  lo lo
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Lipripper on November 01, 2019, 01:02:05 PM
Me and the monkey get along just fine. I gave him all of y'alls address so he agreed to take it easy on me. ;D I'm going to get about 60 more Roadrunners from Jim and at least a few packs of GY Senkos and spro frogs from Monster Tackle and some 40 or 50 lb Hi Viz power pro from somewhere and that's about it for the rest of the year. Well except for some baits in the Secret Santa thing and maybe a second bait casting reel. Then that will be about all the monkey gets from me this year. ~read
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: LgMouthGambler on November 01, 2019, 01:18:19 PM
LMG would be in the top 10. ~roflmao

Mine just never stops.  lo  As a matter of fact, Alan (FLOGROWN) came over to the house Wednesday to purchase my Quantum Smoke PT and a Tatula rod combo. I told him "thanks for shopping at LMGs bait and tackle".  ~roflmao
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: apiazza on November 01, 2019, 01:35:28 PM
I went back to the going out of business sale and spent more. Bought some various Owner terminal tackle, few tungsten bullet weights, few more packs of plastics, small spool of 40lb Power pro super8slick (never tried before) and reel cleaning supplies. They had 2 Curados and a 13 fishing concept "A" left at 40% off that I really needed to try hard not to buy.
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Lipripper on November 01, 2019, 01:58:39 PM
Mine just never stops.  lo  As a matter of fact, Alan (FLOGROWN) came over to the house Wednesday to purchase my Quantum Smoke PT and a Tatula rod combo. I told him "thanks for shopping at LMGs bait and tackle".  ~roflmao
I know that monkey has you on speed dial.  lo
I went back to the going out of business sale and spent more. Bought some various Owner terminal tackle, few tungsten bullet weights, few more packs of plastics, small spool of 40lb Power pro super8slick (never tried before) and reel cleaning supplies. They had 2 Curados and a 13 fishing concept "A" left at 40% off that I really needed to try hard not to buy.
With deals like that you just had to get them. ;PEP)
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: apiazza on November 01, 2019, 02:07:27 PM
I know that monkey has you on speed dial.  loWith deals like that you just had to get them. ;PEP)

part of me wants to go back and buy at least one of them...

who can't use an extra reel around.
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: fishballer06 on November 01, 2019, 02:16:51 PM
The monkey has gotten me good lately. He bit me again earlier today...
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Lipripper on November 01, 2019, 03:11:45 PM
The monkey has gotten me good lately. He bit me again earlier today...
What did he talk you into this time?
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: fishballer06 on November 01, 2019, 03:36:53 PM
Shimano is releasing a limited edition combo with a Bantam MGL and a GLoomis 863JWR IMX Pro (yes, 863, not the normal 853) for $500. I got an email from American Legacy Fishing and they're doing a pre-order for $399 for the combo. Considering the reel is $350 and the rod is $325, I felt like I couldn't pass it up.

Needless to say, I think I'm going to have to sell off some of my older reels to offset the cost of all the new one's I've bought lately.
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Dink Dawg on November 01, 2019, 03:39:01 PM
The bait monkey is going to be on Dr. Phil monday.
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: caddyjoe77 on November 01, 2019, 05:38:29 PM
😂😂. Contest?  Cheeeiiiiitttt. Donít try and make it worse
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: zippyduck on November 01, 2019, 05:49:55 PM
No contests!  ~rant
Some of us will be in hock before the thing was over.  :shocking:
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: LgMouthGambler on November 01, 2019, 07:36:47 PM
When you end up with a display case full of reels that do nothing but sit there...then you know you have a problem. Oh, wait...

Sent from my SM-J737T using Tapatalk

Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Lipripper on November 01, 2019, 07:45:25 PM
When you end up with a display case full of reels that do nothing but sit there...then you know you have a problem. Oh, wait...

Sent from my SM-J737T using Tapatalk
Sounds like someone we know. lo
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: LgMouthGambler on November 01, 2019, 07:46:22 PM
Sounds like someone we know. lo
He must one crazy MoFo.

Sent from my SM-J737T using Tapatalk

Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: twocold on November 01, 2019, 07:49:56 PM
Forgive me for I have sinned!
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Lipripper on November 01, 2019, 07:59:22 PM
He must one crazy MoFo.

Sent from my SM-J737T using Tapatalk
I've heard stories.  lo One thing for sure him and that monkey are working together to get into your paychecks. ~roflmao
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: silverdeck on November 03, 2019, 09:59:25 AM
Bait Monkey bit me last week , found another Dobyns Sierra flipped stick that found its way home with me from the local Academy.
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Lipripper on November 03, 2019, 10:52:00 AM
Bait Monkey bit me last week , found another Dobyns Sierra flipped stick that found its way home with me from the local Academy.
It's a conspiracy I tell you .  ~rant
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Oldfart9999 on November 05, 2019, 07:12:59 AM
He must one crazy MoFo.

Sent from my SM-J737T using Tapatalk
You got that right!!! ~roflmao
I told the monkey that if he shows up here uninvited he will die, be castrated, disemboweled, and beheaded. Only saw him once and he was invited.
Rodney
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: coldfront on November 05, 2019, 07:22:09 AM
OK guys and gals, the other one is getting to long and toooooo many pages so we're pickin it up here, so get to fussin' and bitchin bout the monkey!

have you all NOT figured out yet that the bait monkey has tenure?  the bait monkey has the best union reps.  you think you can fire the dirty SOB? 

oh, right!

 ~roflmao
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: FishinBuck07 on November 05, 2019, 09:33:22 AM
Yeah the month of October was a bad one for me and the bait monkey.  Three Dobyns Fury rods, a Lews reel and a couple hundred dollars in tackle, I think the wife is about ready to disown me! ;D
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: LgMouthGambler on November 05, 2019, 09:40:46 AM
Yeah the month of October was a bad one for me and the bait monkey.  Three Dobyns Fury rods, a Lews reel and a couple hundred dollars in tackle, I think the wife is about ready to disown me! ;D

Eventually they just give up. If you need, she can talk to my Wife, maybe she could help her cope.  lo
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: FishinBuck07 on November 05, 2019, 06:08:46 PM
Eventually they just give up. If you need, she can talk to my Wife, maybe she could help her cope.  lo
Actually my wife really doesn't get upset with me, she always says I could be spending money on worse things in life!
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: caddyjoe77 on November 05, 2019, 09:39:32 PM
bought a hammer 7'11 flippin stick for alabama rigs.  The muse black just wasnt cutting the mustard. 
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Lee Smith on November 07, 2019, 01:21:07 PM
bought a hammer 7'11 flippin stick for alabama rigs.  The muse black just wasnt cutting the mustard.

ya gonna have to get a boat 'trailer' to hold all yo chit when you hit da water.....
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: caddyjoe77 on November 17, 2019, 10:10:26 PM
ya gonna have to get a boat 'trailer' to hold all yo chit when you hit da water.....

picked up a minty Daiwa Crazy Cranker Reel -- 4.8:1 -- should be fun!

picked up a few more A-Rigs from eBay and several jerk baits cause we know that'n be startin soon round here.....
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Lipripper on November 18, 2019, 08:01:05 AM
picked up a minty Daiwa Crazy Cranker Reel -- 4.8:1 -- should be fun!

picked up a few more A-Rigs from eBay and several jerk baits cause we know that'n be startin soon round here.....
Joe keep on feeding that monkey so he will stay down there at your house.  lo lo
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: caddyjoe77 on November 18, 2019, 09:37:49 AM
Joe keep on feeding that monkey so he will stay down there at your house.  lo lo

the little bastage found me in noneya, Alabama!! Jerk!!  ~roflmao
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Lipripper on November 18, 2019, 09:49:47 AM
the little bastage found me in noneya, Alabama!! Jerk!!  ~roflmao
He put a GPS tracker on ya.  ~roflmao ~roflmao
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: fishballer06 on November 18, 2019, 09:50:46 AM
picked up a minty Daiwa Crazy Cranker Reel -- 4.8:1 -- should be fun!

Great pick up. I have two of them. I don't use them too often, but there's nothing better out there for whenever I need a reel like that.
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: caddyjoe77 on November 19, 2019, 01:22:27 AM
I cant lie, after all this is a confessional.  So, I pulled the trigger on a Tatula Elite HD in H so 6.3.  Planned use is alabama rigs on the hammer rod. 

Was using a 3.8 curado 200B -- but unfortunately the IPT couldnt keep up with trying to keep the bait on the top of the submerged grass reliably without cranking 100 MPH.  :) 

I will say, if you want to throw an alabama rig not around grass and need to get it deeper, the curado is definitely the reel.  That thing is a winch.  Pulled the A-Rig out of a couple grass/rock spots i thought for sure I wasnt going to be able to get. 

but I did get a cool Daiwa face sock, so there is that i guess  lo
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: LgMouthGambler on November 19, 2019, 05:07:18 AM
The 3.8 B is forever a classic that keeps on going. I dont think we will ever see another reel quite like that again.

Side note. A few new acquisitions. A trade to get the SX, and a combo deal for the SLX XT.

.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191119/c5bbe914acedddfb6b108d256838ef3c.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191119/314b32ea2972d23ee70ab06a0602dcf4.jpg)

Sent from my SM-J737T using Tapatalk

Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Lipripper on November 19, 2019, 07:35:59 AM
Way to go Joe and Matt keep on feeding that Monkey and keep him down by y'all. lo lo
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: caddyjoe77 on November 19, 2019, 10:29:50 AM
The 3.8 B is forever a classic that keeps on going. I dont think we will ever see another reel quite like that again.


absolutely -- the 3.8 is a BMF!!  Might try it in a cranking scenario this winter when the bait needs to be a little slower  :-*
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: fishballer06 on November 19, 2019, 10:43:41 AM
absolutely -- the 3.8 is a BMF!!  Might try it in a cranking scenario this winter when the bait needs to be a little slower  :-*

They work great for Wiggle Warts and Shad Raps right after ice out up here. Only problem is on windy days, it takes about 20 seconds just to wind up the slack line after the cast because the IPT is even lower at the end of a long cast with that slow of a reel.
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: cbburke on November 20, 2019, 05:22:34 AM
picked up a minty Daiwa Crazy Cranker Reel -- 4.8:1 -- should be fun!


Love that reel.
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: merc1997 on November 20, 2019, 10:44:23 AM
Mine just never stops.  lo  As a matter of fact, Alan (FLOGROWN) came over to the house Wednesday to purchase my Quantum Smoke PT and a Tatula rod combo. I told him "thanks for shopping at LMGs bait and tackle".  ~roflmao
~roflmao ~roflmao ~roflmao

bo
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Smallie_Stalker on November 20, 2019, 12:07:24 PM
picked up a minty Daiwa Crazy Cranker Reel -- 4.8:1 -- should be fun!


I recently had to pass on a lefty version. Broke my heart. That model is hard enough to find to begin with but the lefties are even more rare to locate.  ???
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: caddyjoe77 on November 21, 2019, 09:36:23 AM
New a-rig reel.  Daiwa Tat Elite in 6.3 -- hope this has the guts to keep up with the stresses of the A-Rig

(https://i.imgur.com/PlZg0wa.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/8QsEQoM.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/aPaheZk.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/vPqckT3.jpg)
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Smallie_Stalker on November 21, 2019, 10:24:07 AM
Nice Joe!  ~beer~ Been wondering how the Elites compare to other Tats so I'll be looking for any information you give us.

I added a Dobyns Sierra 734 C to my arsenal yesterday. I'll try and post some pics from my phone later but y'all know what they look like.... ~shade
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: fishballer06 on November 21, 2019, 11:50:27 AM
New a-rig reel.  Daiwa Tat Elite in 6.3 -- hope this has the guts to keep up with the stresses of the A-Rig

Nice pick up. I own one of these and absolutely love it.

Unfortunately, with this being a 100 sized reel, it's probably not going to hold the spool capacity that you'll want to throw heavy A rig's. I will say it is one hell of a caster though.
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: caddyjoe77 on November 21, 2019, 11:57:12 AM
Nice pick up. I own one of these and absolutely love it.

Unfortunately, with this being a 100 sized reel, it's probably not going to hold the spool capacity that you'll want to throw heavy A rig's. I will say it is one hell of a caster though.

Yea so i noticed that yesterday spooling-- so i throw 50 pound braid -- which is 12 pound diameter. 

according to the Daiwa site it said 150 yards of 12 pound.  Which is why i bought it.  And the spool does "look" deeper. 

however, when i spooled it, it sure didn't "look" like there was 150 yards on it. 

https://www.daiwa.com/us/contents/reels/tatulaelite1/index.html (https://www.daiwa.com/us/contents/reels/tatulaelite1/index.html)
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: fishballer06 on November 21, 2019, 12:05:29 PM
Looks like they're saying 110 yards of 40lb braid, so probably 95 yards of 50lb.

Take it out and give it a whirl. If nothing else, it's a great reel for casting literally anything else.
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: LgMouthGambler on November 21, 2019, 12:56:01 PM
Joe, check out the Coastal model. I think it holds more line.
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: caddyjoe77 on November 21, 2019, 01:17:55 PM
Looks like they're saying 110 yards of 40lb braid, so probably 95 yards of 50lb.

Take it out and give it a whirl. If nothing else, it's a great reel for casting literally anything else.

so i guess I am confused.  :)  if a braid manufacturer says "our 50 pound braid is equal to 12 pound mono" then I "should" be able to assume I can get hear near 150 yards on a manufacturer specified spec which says 150 yards of 12 pound mono.  But, the manufacturer also says less for J-Braid which is of course different than the powerPro I have on.  And, the J-Braid I have used in the past seemed to be "less round" than power pro and a heckuva lot quieter.  So, not sure where the 110 comes from either  lo

So, what gives?  Is a 12 pound diameter braid not really a 12 pound mono diameter?  Or did the manufacturer say something incorrect?

or do i need to learn to read better?   

and absolutely, she getting a workout and i will let y'all know. 
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: fishballer06 on November 21, 2019, 01:27:34 PM
So, what gives?  Is a 12 pound diameter braid not really a 12 pound mono diameter?  Or did the manufacturer say something incorrect?

I always take the capacity numbers with a grain of salt, because literally every single line diameter and pound test is different. So don't sweat too much over it.
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: caddyjoe77 on November 21, 2019, 01:31:58 PM
I always take the capacity numbers with a grain of salt, because literally every single line diameter and pound test is different. So don't sweat too much over it.

not really sweating just curious in my mind   ;D  It's a rabbit hole of weirdness  lo

as long as i can get over 100 yards i think im ok.  Alabama rig is never going more than like 40 except maybe on the luckiest downwind perfect trajectory leverage based heave ever.
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: LgMouthGambler on November 21, 2019, 01:36:52 PM
so i guess I am confused.  :)  if a braid manufacturer says "our 50 pound braid is equal to 12 pound mono" then I "should" be able to assume I can get hear near 150 yards on a manufacturer specified spec which says 150 yards of 12 pound mono.  But, the manufacturer also says less for J-Braid which is of course different than the powerPro I have on.  And, the J-Braid I have used in the past seemed to be "less round" than power pro and a heckuva lot quieter.  So, not sure where the 110 comes from either  lo

So, what gives?  Is a 12 pound diameter braid not really a 12 pound mono diameter?  Or did the manufacturer say something incorrect?

or do i need to learn to read better?   

and absolutely, she getting a workout and i will let y'all know.

Braid and mono are all different sizes depending on what brand. Not all "12#" is the same dia.
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: caddyjoe77 on November 21, 2019, 01:57:17 PM
Braid and mono are all different sizes depending on what brand. Not all "12#" is the same dia.

understand.  And power pro 50 is .014 -- so i "ought" to have 100 yards.  compared to original stren at 14 pound which is .014.  Or Sufix advance which is .012 at 12 pound.

Should be good.  Just dont want to spool the thing, or come close to spooling on a normal cast. 
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: LgMouthGambler on November 21, 2019, 02:05:10 PM
understand.  And power pro 50 is .014 -- so i "ought" to have 100 yards.  compared to original stren at 14 pound which is .014.  Or Sufix advance which is .012 at 12 pound.

Should be good.  Just dont want to spool the thing, or come close to spooling on a normal cast.

Your average cast is what?
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: caddyjoe77 on November 21, 2019, 02:23:04 PM
Your average cast is what?

as noted above -- max with an a-rig would be 35 - 40 except for those "whoa i didnt expect that to happen" casts that sometimes happen.  Just trying to let the weight do its thing. 

if i have 100 yards -- i should have at least 50 - 60 left.
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: LgMouthGambler on November 21, 2019, 02:28:09 PM
Yeah, you should be just fine. If not, you sell it and buy something else.  lo
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: caddyjoe77 on November 21, 2019, 02:28:53 PM
Yeah, you should be just fine. If not, you sell it and buy something else.  lo

or just "buy something else"  ~roflmao which is usually how it goes

(i think i just heard the monkey laugh when i typed that!!)  lo
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: LgMouthGambler on November 21, 2019, 02:41:46 PM
or just "buy something else"  ~roflmao which is usually how it goes

(i think i just heard the monkey laugh when i typed that!!)  lo

Welcome to the club... lo
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: caddyjoe77 on November 22, 2019, 07:43:18 PM
thankfully, i dont HAVE to buy anything else as the Tat Elite passed the test today.  Longest cast estimated was 40 and i only ran the spool down a little more than 1/3 so id guess i have a little over 100 -- ideal. 

they were not biting the A-Rig today when I was throwing it but they were biting the chatterbait.  So, fish handling power still remains to be seen.

stay tuned!
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: caddyjoe77 on November 23, 2019, 07:08:24 PM
Caught a couple on the A-Rig today before the cold front made these florida bass run like a buch of wimps.   lo

Very nice, lots of power from the reel and while I still want to catch a pig on the A-Rig, the chunks today were no issue. 

Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: fishballer06 on November 25, 2019, 09:08:06 AM
I'm glad it worked out for you. Now go buy two more.  >:D


Sincerely,
The Monkey
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: caddyjoe77 on November 25, 2019, 11:46:07 AM
I'm glad it worked out for you. Now go buy two more.  >:D


Sincerely,
The Monkey

the ironly runs deep on that one -- You'll see  ~roflmao
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: fishballer06 on November 30, 2019, 07:50:05 PM
This thread is entirely WAY too quiet with all the black Friday sales going on...  ~shhh
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: caddyjoe77 on November 30, 2019, 08:19:27 PM
This thread is entirely WAY too quiet with all the black Friday sales going on...  ~shhh

agree!!

honestly, i bought 3 reels -- 2 daiwa type HD tatulas, a drag star, and a Citica I. 

Also, picked up some K9 Flouro -- testing tomorrow. 
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Pipepro on December 01, 2019, 07:21:23 PM
Damn monkey and his BF sales.

I put in a big order with Lockett lures. Senkos and paddle tail swimbaits. That was nice and cut my order with TW by a bunch. Ended up with terminal tackle and some odds and ends with them.

ALF got me with the Shimano SLX XT combo. Mike keeps posting the Monster sale, and looking at the deals there I don't think the monkey is done with me yet!

Oh and I did pick up some new Plano boxes at the local Menards. 3701 Thin boxes. $6.49! Cheapest I have seen. I'm redoing my hook and weight storage since I'm going to try drop shotting.

Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191202/0595fb4be1d75818590ffa0224494e58.jpg)
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: fishballer06 on December 02, 2019, 01:47:07 PM
The Monkey got me pretty good for the BF sales, but I got some great gear at some great prices.

Metanium MGL HG, plus the upgraded 96mm handle
Assorted plastics, jig heads, skirt material
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: zippyduck on December 02, 2019, 02:34:21 PM
Six Bandit cranks, 2 Rivers2seas cranks, 4 Jackhammers, and 4 Jacob Wheeler buzzbaits are on the way to me.

The Rivers2seas cranks are the ones made by the Tactical bassin guys. It is definitely different.
The rest I have used and catch fish well.
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: fishballer06 on December 02, 2019, 03:20:28 PM
Six Bandit cranks, 2 Rivers2seas cranks, 4 Jackhammers, and 4 Jacob Wheeler buzzbaits are on the way to me.

Those finesse JW Accent buzzbaits are my favorite buzzbait for whenever I want to use a trailer.
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: caddyjoe77 on December 02, 2019, 10:40:21 PM
couple thoughts on the recent acquisitions:

1.  K9 is flat out awesome!! the 20 pound lays on the reel like 12.  Excellent stuff.  For 20 bucks/500 yards its absolutely a no brainer

2.  The citica I 200 -- WOW! One of the only shimano reels I have tried I will probably keep. 

3.  Have not tried the Daiwa TypeHD 200.  Honestly, was so impressed with the citica I I didnt give it a chance yet. 
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Oldfart9999 on December 03, 2019, 08:07:41 AM
This thread is entirely WAY too quiet with all the black Friday sales going on...  ~shhh
I don't need any more outfits, don't have room for all I have now, same with tackle, got stuff going back to the 80s I need to use up.
Rodney
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: LgMouthGambler on December 03, 2019, 08:10:04 AM
I have spent a few $ this past couple of weeks. New trolling motor, a few good deals on reels I couldnt pass up on...you know, the normal all year.  lo
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: caddyjoe77 on December 03, 2019, 09:30:26 PM
I have spent a few $ this past couple of weeks. New trolling motor, a few good deals on reels I couldnt pass up on...you know, the normal all year.  lo

dont forget the rod you bought  ~roflmao
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: LgMouthGambler on December 03, 2019, 10:49:01 PM
dont forget the rod you bought  ~roflmao
Which one? Lol. The Ark I nabbed off TW? Lol. Have no fear, the reels I bought are gonna blow your mind.

Sent from my SM-J737T using Tapatalk

Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: caddyjoe77 on December 04, 2019, 07:07:12 PM
Which one? Lol. The Ark I nabbed off TW? Lol. Have no fear, the reels I bought are gonna blow your mind.

Sent from my SM-J737T using Tapatalk

more interested in the Ark rod. 

Need a cranking stick i get along with
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: caddyjoe77 on December 04, 2019, 07:07:51 PM
And, I forgot to admit that the Daiwa Crazy Cranker 4.9 showed up.  Beauty!!

Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: LgMouthGambler on December 04, 2019, 07:13:00 PM
more interested in the Ark rod. 

Need a cranking stick i get along with
Try an Ark man. Good sticks.

Sent from my SM-J737T using Tapatalk

Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: LgMouthGambler on December 05, 2019, 10:44:47 AM
My Ark Lancer showed up. I also realized I have a collection of rod tubes at the shop. Lol.

.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191205/e43261e7feedd2a9f5aedfec67c590d9.jpg)

Sent from my SM-J737T using Tapatalk

Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Smallie_Stalker on December 05, 2019, 05:54:04 PM
My Ark Lancer showed up. I also realized I have a collection of rod tubes at the shop. Lol.

.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191205/e43261e7feedd2a9f5aedfec67c590d9.jpg)

Sent from my SM-J737T using Tapatalk
The question is,,,,,,, are those tubes empty?
~shade

Sent from my SM-G970U using Tapatalk

Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: LgMouthGambler on December 05, 2019, 05:54:46 PM
The question is,,,,,,, are those tubes empty?
~shade

Sent from my SM-G970U using Tapatalk
Yes. Lol

Sent from my SM-J737T using Tapatalk

Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: FLO GROWN on December 05, 2019, 06:14:23 PM
Try an Ark man. Good sticks.

Sent from my SM-J737T using Tapatalk
I agree!!! I wish I would have gotten 2 more Ark invokers that was a crazy deal!! 



Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: apiazza on December 06, 2019, 05:52:45 AM
Picked up a Dobyns fury 735c on cyber Monday sale at TW. I needed something a bit heavier for frogs and maybe if I learn to start pitching a bit. Need to stop buying rods and reels for a bit so I can save for a kayak or maybe real bills, but who does that.

Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk

Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: zippyduck on December 06, 2019, 04:34:14 PM
Picked up a Dobyns fury 735c on cyber Monday sale at TW. I needed something a bit heavier for frogs and maybe if I learn to start pitching a bit. Need to stop buying rods and reels for a bit so I can save for a kayak or maybe real bills, but who does that.

Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk

Good luck on stop buying rods.  lo
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Capt. BassinLou on December 06, 2019, 05:18:30 PM
Picked up a Dobyns fury 735c on cyber Monday sale at TW. I needed something a bit heavier for frogs and maybe if I learn to start pitching a bit. Need to stop buying rods and reels for a bit so I can save for a kayak or maybe real bills, but who does that.

Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk

Let us know what you think about that Fury. Enjoy your new Dobyns.
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: apiazza on December 07, 2019, 03:50:52 PM
I'll keep you posted. I like my even cheaper colts so I'm sure I will. I almost went Sierra but opted to save that for a technique that needs the sensitivity more.

Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk

Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: apiazza on December 10, 2019, 09:27:19 AM
Note to self: pay the $5 2nd day shipping from TW. I figured I was is in no rush, so why bother. Well it's not due for delivery until the 16th when I ordered on the 4th. Technically I don't need it but damn the anticipation is killing me.

Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk

Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: LgMouthGambler on December 10, 2019, 10:10:56 AM
Note to self: pay the $5 2nd day shipping from TW. I figured I was is in no rush, so why bother. Well it's not due for delivery until the 16th when I ordered on the 4th. Technically I don't need it but damn the anticipation is killing me.

Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk

Yep, always,.  lo Like I always say, if $5 is gonna break you, you really need to rethink your life.  ~roflmao
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: apiazza on December 10, 2019, 10:52:39 AM
Yep, always,.  lo Like I always say, if $5 is gonna break you, you really need to rethink your life.  ~roflmao
Truth.

This was the first time I didn't. Figured 4 or 5 days, no biggie. Now that I think about it, its also more times for a rod to get handled and potentially damaged. 2nd air is on a plane for most of the trip.

Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk

Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: fishballer06 on December 10, 2019, 11:17:19 AM
It seems like every carrier (USPS, UPS, FedEx) are all a few days behind on shipments already this year. So don't expect anything super fast like you're used to right now.
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: LgMouthGambler on December 10, 2019, 11:23:42 AM
Truth.

This was the first time I didn't. Figured 4 or 5 days, no biggie. Now that I think about it, its also more times for a rod to get handled and potentially damaged. 2nd air is on a plane for most of the trip.

Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk

Exactly
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: TWBryan on December 10, 2019, 11:49:06 AM
Daiwa Tatula reel, Fenwick Lunker Stik,Daiwa Fuego rod, numerous heathen chinee lures, five lovely Arbogast Hula Poppers,and a scattering of spinnerbaits...
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: caddyjoe77 on December 31, 2019, 12:56:43 PM
Couple spring color jerkbaits and some winter/spring traps
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: PSUangler on December 31, 2019, 02:19:42 PM
Dobyns Champion XP 7'9"Medium Heavy Swimbait Rod

and...

Your order has been received.

BBZ-1 Shad Killer Gill Floating   1   $12.99   $12.99
BBZ-1 Shad Wicked Perch Slow Sink   1   $12.99   $12.99
Spro BBZ1 Baby Shad Silver Fish   1   $13.49   $13.49
Ima Glide Fluke Bone 125 Floating   1   $10.49   $10.49
Jackall Pompadour Bone White   1   $16.09   $16.09
Ima Little Stik 135 Real Ghost Shad   1   $7.69   $7.69

A Ganteral Jr and another 5" swimbait also...

Reel will wait for a sale to come along
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: TWBryan on January 04, 2020, 11:03:03 AM
Daiwa Fuego reel,2 zman chatterbaits,one booyah jig, a 3 pack of arbogast lures. Someone make me stop!!!
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Capt. BassinLou on January 04, 2020, 11:39:28 AM
Dobyns Champion XP 7'9"Medium Heavy Swimbait Rod

and...

Your order has been received.

BBZ-1 Shad Killer Gill Floating   1   $12.99   $12.99
BBZ-1 Shad Wicked Perch Slow Sink   1   $12.99   $12.99
Spro BBZ1 Baby Shad Silver Fish   1   $13.49   $13.49
Ima Glide Fluke Bone 125 Floating   1   $10.49   $10.49
Jackall Pompadour Bone White   1   $16.09   $16.09
Ima Little Stik 135 Real Ghost Shad   1   $7.69   $7.69

A Ganteral Jr and another 5" swimbait also...

Reel will wait for a sale to come along

Getting into Swimbaits huh?? Make sure you stop buy at the Swimbait/Glidebait Chronicles (http://www.ultimatebass.com/bass-fishing-forum/index.php?topic=149774.0) thread and share your experiences with us.  ~beer~
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: apiazza on January 04, 2020, 02:49:17 PM
Bought a donkey leash for the kayak
Bobber stops
2 - DD22
SK 3XD
SK 1.5 crankbait
2 rod sleeves
Oh, and a Shimano t shirt. Damn TW 25 days of christmas.

Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk

Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: twocold on January 04, 2020, 05:17:13 PM
You folks are all sick!
 Went on one trip with Keith Coombs that I won from bassmaster and this is all it cost in new tackle that I hope will work on my lake.

2/Damiki Rig Jig Head Ayu 3/16oz 1/0 3pk

$5.99
$11.98
3/Damiki Rig Jig Head Ayu 1/4oz 1/0 3pk
$5.99
$11.98
4/Damiki Rig Jig Head Ayu 3/8oz 2/0 3pk
1
1
$5.99
$5.99
3/Damiki Rig Jig Head Chartreuse 1/4oz 1/0 3pk
1
1
$5.99
$5.99
2/Damiki Rig Jig Head White 3/16oz 1/0 3pk
2
2
$5.99
$11.98
3/Damiki Rig Jig Head White 1/4oz 1/0 3pk
2
2
$5.99
$11.98
4/Damiki Rig Jig Head White 3/8oz 2/0 3pk
1
1
$5.99
$5.99
Strike King Baby Z Too Arkansas Shiner
1
1
$3.59
$3.59
Strike King Baby Z Too Blue Glimmer Pearl Belly
1
1
$3.59
$3.59
Strike King Baby Z Too Gray Glimmer Pearl Belly
1
1
$3.59
$3.59
Strike King Baby Z Too Pearl
2
2
$3.59
$7.18
Strike King Baby Z Too Smokey Shad
3
3
$3.59
$10.77
Strike King Baby Z Too The Deal
2
2
$3.59
$7.18
FREE Tackle Warehouse Sticker Orders Over $50
1
1
$0.00
$0.00
Subtotal:
$101.79
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: SteveTX on January 04, 2020, 07:07:30 PM
Ordered a Lowrider "XD Cranker" LFC-79H today.

These swimbaits came in today.
1 of : Savage Gear 3D Bluegill - Dark Gill - 6" Slow Sink
1 of : Savage Gear 3D Line Thru Gizzard Shad 10" - Gizzard Shad (Roach)
1 of : Savage Gear 3D Line Thru Trout 8" - Ghost Trout - Slow Sink
1 of : Savage Gear 3D Line Thru Trout 8"- Ghost Trout - Floating

That 10" - Gizzard Shad is quite large! :o OK its 10" and weighs 7 oz. But it is quite large in hand.
(https://i.imgur.com/R7RpLY3.jpg)
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Capt. BassinLou on January 04, 2020, 07:21:03 PM
Ordered a Lowrider "XD Cranker" LFC-79H today.

These swimbaits came in today.
1 of : Savage Gear 3D Bluegill - Dark Gill - 6" Slow Sink
1 of : Savage Gear 3D Line Thru Gizzard Shad 10" - Gizzard Shad (Roach)
1 of : Savage Gear 3D Line Thru Trout 8" - Ghost Trout - Slow Sink
1 of : Savage Gear 3D Line Thru Trout 8"- Ghost Trout - Floating

That 10" - Gizzard Shad is quite large! :o OK its 10" and weighs 7 oz. But it is quite large in hand.
(https://i.imgur.com/R7RpLY3.jpg)
Wow!!
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: SteveTX on January 04, 2020, 08:31:23 PM
Wow!!
For some reason when I was adding to cart the old saying "Go big or go home" just mysteriously went through my head.  lo Im absolutely sure some shad get that big but I should return it for another 6" Bluegill. That Bluegill is awesome looking.

Still deciding on what rod I am going to pick up for these. 
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: apiazza on January 05, 2020, 07:44:53 AM
You shark fishing with that 10"? Lol

Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk

Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: CraigP83 on January 05, 2020, 07:57:55 AM
Should be good on jigs for the season(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200105/472b53ac683882e5231325450dd9be93.jpg)

Sent from my SM-G930P using Tapatalk

Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: zippyduck on January 05, 2020, 08:50:01 AM
Should be good on jigs for the season(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200105/472b53ac683882e5231325450dd9be93.jpg)

Sent from my SM-G930P using Tapatalk
I hope so. Lol If not you know where to get more. Lol

Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk

Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Smallie_Stalker on January 05, 2020, 10:29:04 AM
Should be good on jigs for the season(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200105/472b53ac683882e5231325450dd9be93.jpg)

Sent from my SM-G930P using Tapatalk
I'd say so. Then again the monkey has a way of convincing you otherwise,,,,,,,,,,, ~shade

Sent from my SM-G970U using Tapatalk

Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: TWBryan on January 06, 2020, 06:19:44 PM
Four five-packs of Gamakatsu 2/0 trailer hooks, three Roland Martin spinnerbaits, 20 t-tail trailer baits...
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: TWBryan on January 15, 2020, 12:43:31 PM
Got one of those Plano new fangled spinnerbait boxes. No idea if I'm putting the spinnerbaits in correctly,gonna have to check youtube..
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Lipripper on January 15, 2020, 01:32:17 PM
Got one of those Plano new fangled spinnerbait boxes. No idea if I'm putting the spinnerbaits in correctly,gonna have to check youtube..
You can find just about everything on youtube.  lo lo
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: TWBryan on January 16, 2020, 01:52:28 PM
It's true. If you look for an instructive video on youtube you'll probably find it. I did figure out the box,but still watched the video. ;) 
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: PSUangler on January 16, 2020, 04:22:42 PM
Getting into Swimbaits huh?? Make sure you stop buy at the Swimbait/Glidebait Chronicles (http://www.ultimatebass.com/bass-fishing-forum/index.php?topic=149774.0) thread and share your experiences with us.  ~beer~

They look like fun, besides, it was a sale and a HAD to help the store out.  Just doing my part to help the US economy, Japan's too I guess.
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: apiazza on January 16, 2020, 06:12:48 PM
My pairing slx rod is MIA at the moment. Something weird is going on with the tracking number. This SLX XT 150XG will pair with a 6'10" MH XF. Going to be my t-rig and jig rod I think. Cant decide if i should just spool it with braid like usual or go another route. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200117/ae3b97d9f6b05c5dec24401d0d9e692f.jpg)

Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk

Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: SteveTX on January 17, 2020, 11:35:10 AM
Against all my better judgement I ordered this lure. I never pay this much for a single lure. I knew about the lure for quite some time and had passed on it when I realized it just wasn't what I would spend on a lure. But something about it had my attention and when I watched the video KeepinItReelFishing did on it a few weeks ago I just saw it working on my lake. The monkey was strong I kept putting it off. I had it in my cart and walked away several times only to go look at it again. Eventually I caved and it just arrived.

It is a very nice looking lure. I think I have fallen into what I see others doing. They spend a stupid amount on a lure, rod, or reel, and have no choice but to brag on how great it is or look considerably dumb for over spending. lo Don't worry I am under no illusion that this is going to be a solution to getting huge fish to bite. But it doesnt hurt to try!  ~roflmao
(https://i.imgur.com/LJL3Clt.jpg)
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Oldfart9999 on January 18, 2020, 09:21:48 AM
Against all my better judgement I ordered this lure. I never pay this much for a single lure. I knew about the lure for quite some time and had passed on it when I realized it just wasn't what I would spend on a lure. But something about it had my attention and when I watched the video KeepinItReelFishing did on it a few weeks ago I just saw it working on my lake. The monkey was strong I kept putting it off. I had it in my cart and walked away several times only to go look at it again. Eventually I caved and it just arrived.

It is a very nice looking lure. I think I have fallen into what I see others doing. They spend a stupid amount on a lure, rod, or reel, and have no choice but to brag on how great it is or look considerably dumb for over spending. lo Don't worry I am under no illusion that this is going to be a solution to getting huge fish to bite. But it doesnt hurt to try!  ~roflmao
(https://i.imgur.com/LJL3Clt.jpg)
Funkey looking bait, hope it works for you>
Rodney
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: TWBryan on January 18, 2020, 12:26:35 PM
Won an evilbay bid for two Savage gear 3d rad rats, the 11 3/4" variety. Going to try to acquire a couple of the smaller rats as well. In fifty years who will believe they ever made such a thing..
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Smallie_Stalker on January 18, 2020, 12:31:58 PM
Against all my better judgement I ordered this lure. I never pay this much for a single lure. I knew about the lure for quite some time and had passed on it when I realized it just wasn't what I would spend on a lure. But something about it had my attention and when I watched the video KeepinItReelFishing did on it a few weeks ago I just saw it working on my lake. The monkey was strong I kept putting it off. I had it in my cart and walked away several times only to go look at it again. Eventually I caved and it just arrived.

It is a very nice looking lure. I think I have fallen into what I see others doing. They spend a stupid amount on a lure, rod, or reel, and have no choice but to brag on how great it is or look considerably dumb for over spending. lo Don't worry I am under no illusion that this is going to be a solution to getting huge fish to bite. But it doesnt hurt to try!  ~roflmao
(https://i.imgur.com/LJL3Clt.jpg)
Is that one of the wooden baits? The wooden Black Dogs have a high reputation in the swimbait community.

Sent from my SM-G970U using Tapatalk

Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: SteveTX on January 18, 2020, 04:14:20 PM
Is that one of the wooden baits? The wooden Black Dogs have a high reputation in the swimbait community.

Sent from my SM-G970U using Tapatalk
No its not wood. It has some great features that I like. It has great action retrieved even at very slow speeds. Its quite big for a crankbait that runs shallow,  it can make a nice large wake bait, and it can be used as a larger squarebill. For a injection molded bait fit and finish looks great. I have been trying to use larger cranks and plastic baits to get me some bigger bites.
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: caddyjoe77 on January 19, 2020, 11:22:10 PM
y'all have been busy....glad i could help  lo
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: apiazza on January 20, 2020, 12:05:44 PM
Well I learned a valuable lesson. When you ask the wife about buying a new rod/reel and she responds "buy it if it will bring you great joy" and is then surprised when it shows up to the house, it doesn't actually mean to buy it.  ~roflmao
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Smallie_Stalker on January 20, 2020, 12:49:58 PM
Well I learned a valuable lesson. When you ask the wife about buying a new rod/reel and she responds "buy it if it will bring you great joy" and is then surprised when it shows up to the house, it doesn't actually mean to buy it.  ~roflmao

Well I may be in trouble then.   :surrender:

Ordered a Dobyns DC 736 CB Glass earlier today and it shipped already. After it arrives I'll let y'all know if I'll be needing a place to stay.  ~shade  ~roflmao

Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: fishballer06 on January 20, 2020, 12:55:59 PM
Ordered a Dobyns DC 736 CB Glass earlier today and it shipped already. After it arrives I'll let y'all know if I'll be needing a place to stay.  ~shade  ~roflmao

Better order a new reel and some line to go with it. It's the only proper way to order a new rod.
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: apiazza on January 20, 2020, 01:14:14 PM
Better order a new reel and some line to go with it. It's the only proper way to order a new rod.
Chit I forgot the line! Lol

Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk

Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Capt. BassinLou on January 20, 2020, 01:18:31 PM
Damn monkey is starting to whisper in my ear again.... I got my hands on Mike's 795 Champion Extreme at the Guntersville Rally and the whispers keep getting louder on how much I need another new rod...
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: apiazza on January 20, 2020, 01:34:43 PM
Damn monkey is starting to whisper in my ear again.... I got my hands on Mike's 795 Champion Extreme at the Guntersville Rally and the whispers keep getting louder on how much I need another new rod...
I won't let myself near anything that says dobyns champion on it. Sierra is my limit (for now).

Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk

Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Capt. BassinLou on January 20, 2020, 01:39:16 PM
I won't let myself near anything that says dobyns champion on it. Sierra is my limit (for now).

Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
You ever purchase a Champion or higher, and  you will find yourself slowly replacing your entire rod line up. That's what happened to me.
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: apiazza on January 20, 2020, 01:45:55 PM
You ever purchase a Champion or higher, and  you will find yourself slowly replacing your entire rod line up. That's what happened to me.
In some respects I should start now being I don't have as many rods to replace, but I also just don't have the money to spend $350 on a rod. That's an entire race weekend for me!

Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk

Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Capt. BassinLou on January 20, 2020, 01:50:15 PM
In some respects I should start now being I don't have as many rods to replace, but I also just don't have the money to spend $350 on a rod. That's an entire race weekend for me!

Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
Champions don't run $350. During certain times of the year, if you look around you may catch sales where you will find Champions for under $250.
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Smallie_Stalker on January 20, 2020, 01:52:01 PM
You ever purchase a Champion or higher, and  you will find yourself slowly replacing your entire rod line up. That's what happened to me.
That's what I'm afraid of.

While I was on the phone with Nathan from Dobyns I asked him when the Xtasy 725 C was gonna be available.   He said 1 to 2 months.

I'm gonna start saving for it in February.  :surrender:

Sent from my SM-G970U using Tapatalk

Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Smallie_Stalker on January 20, 2020, 01:54:36 PM
Better order a new reel and some line to go with it. It's the only proper way to order a new rod.
I'm working on both as I write this. Should be ordering the reel within the next couple days. I'm still trying to decide what line to put on it.
 

Sent from my SM-G970U using Tapatalk

Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: TWBryan on January 20, 2020, 08:39:13 PM
Found a quantum Iconpt for about $50. I plan to use it on a short rod and move the fuego to the fuego rod.
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Smallie_Stalker on January 22, 2020, 11:39:21 AM
Reel and line ordered for the new Dobyns DC 736 CB Glass rod.

For the reel I went back and forth between a Daiwa Tatula 200 and a Lew's BB1 Pro Speed Spool PRS1SHZL. I really liked the idea of the externally adjustable centrifugal brakes on the Lew's but after a couple days of comparison shopping I couldn't find one within my budget so I went with the Daiwa.


Rod delivery is listed for tomorrow. Reel and braid expected on Friday, but they're coming USPS and with my issues with them you never know.  ::)

I found a seller on fleabay that was down to their last one left on the Daiwa.  I talked them down to $96 including shipping and I had a coupon and some fleabay bucks so I got it for really cheap.

On the braid, I don't usually do this but I thought it would look slick to have the braid match the rod colors. Imagine if I had gone with the Shimano SLX XT fot the reel.  :o


Now through the entire weekend is looking pretty busy for me but I'll try to get some pics posted this time around.



Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: TWBryan on January 22, 2020, 04:50:07 PM
smallie-stalker, smokin' deal you got the reel.  ~c~

Just ordered rat parts from monster tackle..
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: SteveTX on January 22, 2020, 08:39:47 PM
On the braid, I don't usually do this but I thought it would look slick to have the braid match the rod colors. Imagine if I had gone with the Shimano SLX XT fot the reel.  :o
~shhh The LgMouthGambler is showing in you.  ~roflmao
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Dink Dawg on January 22, 2020, 10:19:13 PM
Crazy,  I just picked up a Tatula 200 to put on the 805CB Glass.  Put it on the 764CB with 3/4 oz. the set it up.  It outcasts my BB1's.  I'm dialed for the up coming year and some.  I wish I could have found it for 96 bucks.  That's a steal. Sweet Smallie.
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Smallie_Stalker on January 23, 2020, 12:50:59 PM
Crazy,  I just picked up a Tatula 200 to put on the 805CB Glass.  Put it on the 764CB with 3/4 oz. the set it up.  It outcasts my BB1's.  I'm dialed for the up coming year and some.  I wish I could have found it for 96 bucks.  That's a steal. Sweet Smallie.

Thanks Doug. And thanks for the info. ~beer~  Now I'm a bit more at ease about getting the Daiwa.

Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Smallie_Stalker on January 23, 2020, 12:52:03 PM
~shhh The LgMouthGambler is showing in you.  ~roflmao

Steve, you have no idea the things that are running through my mind reel wise, and matt is only  about 1/2 to blame for them.  lo
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Smallie_Stalker on January 23, 2020, 01:04:37 PM
So my Dobyns DC 736 CB arrived early this morning. And in a surprising twist the Daiwa Tatula 200 showed up about an hour later.

I haven't put the reel on the rod yet. I'm waiting on the braid that is supposed to be here tomorrow. I'll spool it up and then take pics before I pull the reel back off so I can take the plastic off the cork and seal it with U-40.

I've got to get busy on some of this stuff. I've only got 2 or 3 months before the ice is gone!

This is what I saw when I went out for my morning walk. What a way to start the day!


 
  (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200123/d90acf5b90eea4ac38ad6364c2b01b6b.jpg)

Sent from my SM-G970U using Tapatalk

Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Lipripper on January 23, 2020, 01:13:11 PM
Glad it got there and it looks like the tube isn't bent either.  lo lo
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Smallie_Stalker on January 23, 2020, 01:19:02 PM
Glad it got there and it looks like the tube isn't bent either.  lo lo

Nope!  ~sun

This tube was HEAVY duty! And man was the rod padded well inside. Dobyns should give the rest of the industry a class on how to pack a rod for shipping!  ~bb
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: fishballer06 on January 23, 2020, 01:36:20 PM
Nope!  ~sun

This tube was HEAVY duty! And man was the rod padded well inside. Dobyns should give the rest of the industry a class on how to pack a rod for shipping!  ~bb

After my recent experience with another online retailer, I fully agree.

Can't wait to see pictures of the new setup!
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: apiazza on January 23, 2020, 05:40:48 PM
Wally world was resetting the store so there was some fishing tackle clearanced. Unfortunately I'm probably a few days late but $2 caffeine shads? Yup. $1 1/4oz jigs? I'll give them a shot.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200123/6e1e6a97ed96dd718f4524171cce81ce.jpg)

Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk

Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: SteveTX on January 23, 2020, 06:58:35 PM
Wally world was resetting the store so there was some fishing tackle clearanced. Unfortunately I'm probably a few days late but $2 caffeine shads? Yup. $1 1/4oz jigs? I'll give them a shot.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200123/6e1e6a97ed96dd718f4524171cce81ce.jpg)

Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
Not a bad haul. ~c~ Last year mine had a huge reset in the fishing tackle. I was late as well but still scored pretty good. Was watching this year but so far nothing.
 
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: apiazza on January 23, 2020, 08:06:37 PM
Not a bad haul. ~c~ Last year mine had a huge reset in the fishing tackle. I was late as well but still scored pretty good. Was watching this year but so far nothing.
I almost bought them out of all of them but I figured if the walmart trip for potatoes and ketchup turned into $30 I get the wife eye roll lol

Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk

Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Oldfart9999 on January 24, 2020, 06:54:06 AM
The wife roll eye is worse than the bill!!! lo
Rodney
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Lipripper on January 24, 2020, 08:49:47 AM
I almost bought them out of all of them but I figured if the walmart trip for potatoes and ketchup turned into $30 I get the wife eye roll lol

Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
~roflmao ~roflmao  ~roflmao Just tell her it's inflation.  ;D

The wife roll eye is worse than the bill!!! lo
Rodney
That's for sure but then again Rodney as long as we have been married we are use to the eye roll.  ;D
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Smallie_Stalker on January 24, 2020, 12:55:13 PM
That's for sure but then again Rodney as long as we have been married we are use to the eye roll.  ;D

I didn't know you and Rodney were married. Congratulations! You'll make a cute couple.  ~roflmao
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: TWBryan on January 24, 2020, 01:39:48 PM
Won five Lunkerhunt Kraken spinnerbaits for $20. Free shipping.
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Smallie_Stalker on January 24, 2020, 03:38:05 PM
Tried my best with the pics.  I can't get the pic I wanted which was a view down the blank from the cork handle down.

Used to be I could fill a reel spool in about 10 minutes. Took me over an hour with this because of my tremors.

I may have to start paying someone to do it for me.
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200124/3e2895b58b01fdb73c7d7aef92fec5f8.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200124/45c5e7ff7648160d84fea2804740ae96.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200124/7c6921b35170abce12fa4ab46c85bd4b.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200124/bc7eeef63a281ee2ab991ebb7209aa29.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200124/c6d4238166cfbb9329d7ac493e8e08c5.jpg)

Sent from my SM-G970U using Tapatalk

Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: TWBryan on January 24, 2020, 03:59:41 PM
Those look like great pics to me. Nice rig! :)
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Smallie_Stalker on January 24, 2020, 04:29:55 PM
Those look like great pics to me. Nice rig! :)
Thank you sir!

The reel is safely back in it's box for now until.I get the cork on the rod sealed. Then I'll put it all back together, put it in it's respective rod and reel Gloves and wait for the hard water season to end.

Shouldn't be more than 2 or 3 more months.

Sent from my SM-G970U using Tapatalk

Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Lipripper on January 24, 2020, 04:42:04 PM
Looks good Smallie and I hear you on it taking longer to put line on a reel. ~sweat
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Smallie_Stalker on January 24, 2020, 04:50:27 PM
Looks good Smallie and I hear you on it taking longer to put line on a reel. ~sweat

Thanks Lip. The 2 hardest parts for me were threading the line onto the reel and tying the knots. The small diameter of the 2 lines didn't help either.  ???
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Lipripper on January 24, 2020, 04:53:41 PM
Thanks Lip. The 2 hardest parts for me were threading the line onto the reel and tying the knots. The small diameter of the 2 lines didn't help either.  ???
I just shipped my two reels in for cleaning and tuning and when I get them back I'm going to have to do the same thing. :surrender: :surrender:
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: TWBryan on January 25, 2020, 03:37:03 PM
I thought I was the only one that had trouble threading line,tying knots,etc? Not so all alone I guess. Received quantum Icon PT100 today. Spooled on some of that cheap,cheap, chinese braid and mounted it to one of my short rods. As far as smoothness goes it is comparable to a tatula,I can tell though that the quality is less. Didn't seem to effect performance. Also took picture of my Savage gear rats.
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Smallie_Stalker on January 25, 2020, 04:21:04 PM
Wow, those rats look REALLY good!  ~c~ 

I almost bought some of the Savage Gear perch swimbaits a few years back but some other things got in the way. They make some good stuff.
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: TWBryan on January 25, 2020, 05:15:04 PM
smallie-stalker, you can't see them in the photo,but they actually have whiskers. I admit to being a bit boggled at this level of detail. Half the reason I buy savage gear stuff is that I'm sure in a few decades no one will believe they ever made such things. ;) :) I am close to  being done buying lures now,I want a few more spinnerbaits,and maybe a couple jigs.
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: TWBryan on January 27, 2020, 10:39:35 AM
BTW monster tackle is running a sale on savage gear lures,you can get one of those bluegill lures for $5 right now..
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Smallie_Stalker on January 27, 2020, 10:42:42 AM
BTW monster tackle is running a sale on savage gear lures,you can get one of those bluegill lures for $5 right now..
Aw, why'd ya gave to go and tell me that?

My credit cards already have a couple of big debts in them.

Sent from my SM-G970U using Tapatalk

Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: TWBryan on January 28, 2020, 08:31:49 AM
My credit card is nothing but debt!  :'(
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: znate80 on January 28, 2020, 01:48:44 PM
Just bought the Battlebox terminal tackle box and the River2Sea DD tactical crank. This is a sickness for sure. May need to start a tackle junky rehab.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: LgMouthGambler on January 28, 2020, 07:14:57 PM
New arrival.  Smoke S3.

.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200129/f233836eea9cdf290a35f23fa78322bd.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200129/4bc82660120372d045577e55ae5729c8.jpg)

Sent from my SM-J737T using Tapatalk

Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: apiazza on January 28, 2020, 11:47:07 PM
Just bought the Battlebox terminal tackle box and the River2Sea DD tactical crank. This is a sickness for sure. May need to start a tackle junky rehab.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
The problem is the rehab group is actually run by the monkey as a way of making you buy more. You are better just feeding him occasionally.

 Curious your thoughts when on the battle box. I keep going back and forth on whether to invest in a terminal tackle box.

Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk

Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Oldfart9999 on January 29, 2020, 08:32:25 AM
New arrival.  Smoke S3.

.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200129/f233836eea9cdf290a35f23fa78322bd.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200129/4bc82660120372d045577e55ae5729c8.jpg)

Sent from my SM-J737T using Tapatalk
Did it come with that pink?
Rodney
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: LgMouthGambler on January 29, 2020, 09:27:35 AM
Did it come with that pink?
Rodney

Its actually red, but it does look pink in the picture.
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: znate80 on January 29, 2020, 02:10:12 PM
The problem is the rehab group is actually run by the monkey as a way of making you buy more. You are better just feeding him occasionally.

 Curious your thoughts when on the battle box. I keep going back and forth on whether to invest in a terminal tackle box.

Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk


Will do


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Lipripper on January 29, 2020, 03:33:22 PM
Did it come with that pink?
Rodney
That's not pink it's bubblegum.  lo lo
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: LgMouthGambler on January 29, 2020, 03:58:47 PM
That's not pink it's bubblegum.  lo lo

Yeah, to match my senkos.
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Smallie_Stalker on January 29, 2020, 04:12:01 PM
That's not pink it's bubblegum.  lo lo

Yeah, to match my senkos.

 ~shhh ~shhh You're gonna let out all my secrets....... ~roflmao
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Oldfart9999 on January 30, 2020, 07:15:36 PM
That's not pink it's bubblegum.  lo lo
Depends what bar you're going into.
Rodney
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Lipripper on February 01, 2020, 03:11:51 PM
Depends what bar you're going into.
Rodney

 lo lo It's been years since I've been in a bar.  ;D
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Dink Dawg on February 01, 2020, 06:50:50 PM
It's Klingon blood red. ~rant
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: caddyjoe77 on February 01, 2020, 09:44:18 PM
ahhh -- so the monkey has multiplied I see!!  lo
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: znate80 on February 05, 2020, 12:13:31 PM
The problem is the rehab group is actually run by the monkey as a way of making you buy more. You are better just feeding him occasionally. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200205/b7f62d8156ba39cd2cb5137fa52f5a63.jpg)

 Curious your thoughts when on the battle box. I keep going back and forth on whether to invest in a terminal tackle box.

Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk

Just got the Battlebox some what organized. Havenít had a chance to use fishing yet. That will happen next week and I will report back.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: znate80 on February 05, 2020, 10:06:18 PM
Dobyns Kaden on the way. This dang bait monkey has got a hold of me bad.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: apiazza on February 06, 2020, 03:34:23 AM
Dobyns Kaden on the way. This dang bait monkey has got a hold of me bad.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Everyone gets their turn. We thank you for the support because it keeps the rest of us out of trouble for a short time.

Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk

Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: FishinBuck07 on February 06, 2020, 06:56:44 AM
Everyone gets their turn. We thank you for the support because it keeps the rest of us out of trouble for a short time.

Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
Don't worry I got you guys, I will feed the monkey quite a bit here in the next few weeks!  Need three new reels for the Kaden rods, and there are a few other things I think I need tackle wise.
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Lipripper on February 06, 2020, 07:55:57 AM
Don't worry I got you guys, I will feed the monkey quite a bit here in the next few weeks!  Need three new reels for the Kaden rods, and there are a few other things I think I need tackle wise.
Your feeding the monkey is greatly appreciated.  ~roflmao ~roflmao
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Smallie_Stalker on February 06, 2020, 11:01:17 AM
As much as I want a couple of the Kadens that are still available I made two big purchases and a couple smaller ones last month.

I will be buying a few small things this month but I'm saving as much as I can cause I got 2 more rods on my list I want by summer - the Xdtasy 725C and the Champ 764 CB. And of course those are each gonna need a new reel.

Sent from my SM-G970U using Tapatalk

Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Lipripper on February 06, 2020, 11:34:06 AM
As much as I want a couple of the Kadens that are still available I made two big purchases and a couple smaller ones last month.

I will be buying a few small things this month but I'm saving as much as I can cause I got 2 more rods on my list I want by summer - the Xdtasy 725C and the Champ 764 CB. And of course those are each gonna need a new reel.

Sent from my SM-G970U using Tapatalk
Keep on feeding that monkey. lo lo
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: FishinBuck07 on February 10, 2020, 06:40:16 AM
Went to the fishing expo in Columbus,Ohio Saturday, spent about 3 hours there.  Got some hand tied bladed jigs, hand tied 1/4 oz swim jigs from the same guy.  Also got some custom painted squarebill cranks, and a few bags of plastics.  Got a few things at Cabela's up the road from there also.  Then stopped at a local tackle shop on the way home that I hadn't been to in about 10 years, and found a Creed GT spinning reel to match the new Kaden spinning rod for $50, so saved some money there, also got some line for my spinning rods while I was there.  Got home and seen that American Legacy had the Lew's Tournament MP on sale for $119 so ordered two of those in the 8.3:1 ratio for the two new Kaden casting rods.  Definitely saved money on them!!  So now the monkey can leave me alone till end of the month, when my favorite tackle shop has their annual sale. ~b~
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Lipripper on February 10, 2020, 07:42:53 AM
Went to the fishing expo in Columbus,Ohio Saturday, spent about 3 hours there.  Got some hand tied bladed jigs, hand tied 1/4 oz swim jigs from the same guy.  Also got some custom painted squarebill cranks, and a few bags of plastics.  Got a few things at Cabela's up the road from there also.  Then stopped at a local tackle shop on the way home that I hadn't been to in about 10 years, and found a Creed GT spinning reel to match the new Kaden spinning rod for $50, so saved some money there, also got some line for my spinning rods while I was there.  Got home and seen that American Legacy had the Lew's Tournament MP on sale for $119 so ordered two of those in the 8.3:1 ratio for the two new Kaden casting rods.  Definitely saved money on them!!  So now the monkey can leave me alone till end of the month, when my favorite tackle shop has their annual sale. ~b~
We want to thank you so much for feeding the monkey and making him happy for a little while.  lo You got some nice stuff and saved some money nothing bad about that. 8)
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: apiazza on February 10, 2020, 07:52:14 AM
Went to the fishing expo in Columbus,Ohio Saturday, spent about 3 hours there.  Got some hand tied bladed jigs, hand tied 1/4 oz swim jigs from the same guy.  Also got some custom painted squarebill cranks, and a few bags of plastics.  Got a few things at Cabela's up the road from there also.  Then stopped at a local tackle shop on the way home that I hadn't been to in about 10 years, and found a Creed GT spinning reel to match the new Kaden spinning rod for $50, so saved some money there, also got some line for my spinning rods while I was there.  Got home and seen that American Legacy had the Lew's Tournament MP on sale for $119 so ordered two of those in the 8.3:1 ratio for the two new Kaden casting rods.  Definitely saved money on them!!  So now the monkey can leave me alone till end of the month, when my favorite tackle shop has their annual sale. ~b~
Does this favorite tackle shop have a website? Asking for a friend...

I did place a small order to TW. Needed U40 and KVD line conditioner so naturally I added some stuff to get free shipping. Couple nutech jigs, a clipless crank, some bullet weights, wacky tool and a couple plano boxes. Don't even remember anymore lol.

Funny thing, I ordered some new gym shoes. They were 99.99. I had $20 off of $100 coupon so I threw a Googan jig on the list to be able to use it.

Oh, and I ordered a label maker off amazon to organize my tackle.

Oh and picked up a dry bag for the kayak at the outdoor show.

Crap the monkey got me and I didn't even realize it.

Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk

Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Lipripper on February 10, 2020, 08:07:46 AM
Does this favorite tackle shop have a website? Asking for a friend...

I did place a small order to TW. Needed U40 and KVD line conditioner so naturally I added some stuff to get free shipping. Couple nutech jigs, a clipless crank, some bullet weights, wacky tool and a couple plano boxes. Don't even remember anymore lol.

Funny thing, I ordered some new gym shoes. They were 99.99. I had $20 off of $100 coupon so I threw a Googan jig on the list to be able to use it.

Oh, and I ordered a label maker off amazon to organize my tackle.

Oh and picked up a dry bag for the kayak at the outdoor show.

Crap the monkey got me and I didn't even realize it.

Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
That monkey is real sneaky.  lo Thank you also for feeling him to keep him away from my house. ;D
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: FishinBuck07 on February 10, 2020, 08:11:29 AM
Does this favorite tackle shop have a website? Asking for a friend...

I did place a small order to TW. Needed U40 and KVD line conditioner so naturally I added some stuff to get free shipping. Couple nutech jigs, a clipless crank, some bullet weights, wacky tool and a couple plano boxes. Don't even remember anymore lol.

Funny thing, I ordered some new gym shoes. They were 99.99. I had $20 off of $100 coupon so I threw a Googan jig on the list to be able to use it.

Oh, and I ordered a label maker off amazon to organize my tackle.

Oh and picked up a dry bag for the kayak at the outdoor show.

Crap the monkey got me and I didn't even realize it.

Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
Yes sir it does!  Fisherman's Central is the store.  Don't remember if it is only in store though.
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: znate80 on February 26, 2020, 08:18:40 PM
Bait monkey strikes again

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200227/f4ccb6230da8167812249c58f8e2f472.jpg)


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Lipripper on February 27, 2020, 08:35:46 AM
Bait monkey strikes again

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200227/f4ccb6230da8167812249c58f8e2f472.jpg)


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Thanks for feeding the monkey and keeping him away from my door.  lo I think that Monkey has tapeworms the more you feed him the more he wants.  ~roflmao
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: FishinBuck07 on February 27, 2020, 10:45:09 AM
Thanks for feeding the monkey and keeping him away from my door.  lo I think that Monkey has tapeworms the more you feed him the more he wants.  ~roflmao
Don't you worry Lip I will keep him away from you this weekend for sure!  lol  My local tackle shop is having their spring sale and usually spend quite a bit.   ;D
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Smallie_Stalker on February 27, 2020, 02:13:29 PM
I had some eBay bucks and a couple of coupons so I picked up a couple of cranks and some Traps.

The Norman crank is a pre-Pradco model Deep Baby N in the color that has produced more fish for me in any colored water than any other.

The squarebill I got for $1.75. It's an H20 Xpress series 300. The color is similar to the Norman DBN and the price was right. I got a surprise when the bait arrived. Even though it wasn't in the listing this particular bait has a single knocker style weight instead of the normal rattles I was expecting. I consider this a happy bonus!

The 4 Traps are also Knocker style. I have very few other trap style baits with the knocker sound and I got these for a steal so I just had to add them.

I had these baits in my watch list for a while and they didn't sell and were re-listed several times so all 3 sellers made me a special offer and with my eBay bucks and coupons they were all offers I couldn't refuse.

At least that's what the monkey told me.  ::)  ~roflmao
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200227/108fe058525d2dac9b89814864a0926a.jpg)
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Lipripper on February 27, 2020, 02:28:19 PM
Don't you worry Lip I will keep him away from you this weekend for sure!  lol  My local tackle shop is having their spring sale and usually spend quite a bit.   ;D
Thanks FishinBuck I really do appreciate you and Smallie feeding that monkey. ~c~ I'm going to have to put my blinders on soon and venture forth and go on line and get some Power Pro 30 lb Hi Viz line to respool my two reels I just got back from their spring tune ups and cleanings. I might bite the bullet and get some 6 or 8 lb  Hi Viz for my UL set up also.
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: caddyjoe77 on February 27, 2020, 02:49:41 PM
those are some nice Spro colors  ;D
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Smallie_Stalker on February 27, 2020, 02:59:06 PM
those are some nice Spro colors  ;D

 lo
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Dink Dawg on February 29, 2020, 03:58:09 PM
I just saved a bunch of money by switching to GEICO so I spent it on some plastics, buzzbaits and a new Daiwa Tatula Elite.  Take that monkey boy!
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Smallie_Stalker on February 29, 2020, 04:00:34 PM
I just saved a bunch of money by switching to GEICO so I spent it on some plastics, buzzbaits and a new Daiwa Tatula Elite.  Take that monkey boy!

 lo

Which Tatula Elite did you get? Flip and Pitch?
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: FishinBuck07 on February 29, 2020, 04:35:29 PM
Well as promised guys, I took care of the monkey for a lot of you today!  Spent almost $300 on soft plastics today at the store I buy most of my tackle at.  Better be set for the year now!   ~shade
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Smallie_Stalker on February 29, 2020, 04:55:55 PM
Well as promised guys, I took care of the monkey for a lot of you today!  Spent almost $300 on soft plastics today at the store I buy most of my tackle at.  Better be set for the year now!   ~shade

But did you get every color of every bait you bought?  lo
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: FishinBuck07 on February 29, 2020, 06:42:41 PM
But did you get every color of every bait you bought?  lo
No sir!  Did that for a few years then realized I didn't need all those colors, just the usuals.   ~roflmao
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: fishballer06 on February 29, 2020, 07:55:45 PM
I just saved a bunch of money by switching to GEICO so I spent it on some plastics, buzzbaits and a new Daiwa Tatula Elite.  Take that monkey boy!

Excellent choice. I love my Elite!
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: fishballer06 on February 29, 2020, 07:56:51 PM
In an attempt to fish more worms this year, I made an order with Manns and stocked up on some Jelly Worms. These classics still catch fish.
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Dink Dawg on February 29, 2020, 10:55:06 PM
I got the 6.3 standard Elite.  I have a 8.1-1 Zillion HD on my pitchin' rod and a 9.1-1 Zillion HD on my flippin/braid rod.  The Elite is going on my spinnerbait/chatterbait rod. 
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: SteveTX on February 29, 2020, 11:10:31 PM
In an attempt to fish more worms this year, I made an order with Manns and stocked up on some Jelly Worms. These classics still catch fish.
Jelly Worms are the shit! (https://i.imgur.com/GeUqFG9.gif) I will always remember the grape smell of opening a package as a kid. Sadly they no longer juice them up like that.  :(
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Capt. BassinLou on March 11, 2020, 01:13:54 PM
Dang on-line sales.... Got two relatively "new" to the market HB Frogs heading my way....  ~xyz ~xyz lo lo

Oh... and I'm pulling the trigger , and ordering a CH Extreme 795. SMH.... damn monkey!!  ~roflmao ~roflmao
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: fishballer06 on March 11, 2020, 01:44:31 PM
Oh... and I'm pulling the trigger , and ordering a CH Extreme 795. SMH.... damn monkey!!  ~roflmao ~roflmao

That's a big boy stick! You should love it. I know I love my DX745c.
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Lipripper on March 11, 2020, 01:50:57 PM
Thanks Lou for feeding the monkey. Now just keep him down there in Florida.  lo
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Capt. BassinLou on March 11, 2020, 01:51:30 PM
That's a big boy stick! You should love it. I know I love my DX745c.
Yeah....I have been eyeing this rod since Guntersville.


Florida Bass Fishing Reports  (http://www.ultimatebass.com/bass-fishing-forum/index.php?board=65.0), Dobyns Rods  (http://dobynsrods.com),  Lockett Lures  (https://www.lockettluresoutlet.com/)

Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Dink Dawg on March 11, 2020, 09:40:08 PM
If you pick up an Extreme 795, be sure and use protective eye wear.  It's common for small bass to come flying at you on an aggressive hook set.  Mine is a pre HP and it's an awesome stick.
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Smallie_Stalker on March 11, 2020, 10:26:34 PM
Dang on-line sales.... Got two relatively "new" to the market HB Frogs heading my way....  ~xyz ~xyz lo lo

Oh... and I'm pulling the trigger , and ordering a CH Extreme 795. SMH.... damn monkey!!  ~roflmao ~roflmao
Thanks Lou. I've been close to pulling the trigger on one of two Extremes. Now that you've fed THAT monkey I don't have to.

You do realize that you just opened a door that's gonna be hard to close.

Be prepared to open your wallet as wide as that door.

Sent from my SM-G970U using Tapatalk

Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Capt. BassinLou on March 12, 2020, 09:13:03 AM
Thanks Lou. I've been close to pulling the trigger on one of two Extremes. Now that you've fed THAT monkey I don't have to.

You do realize that you just opened a door that's gonna be hard to close.

Be prepared to open your wallet as wide as that door.

Sent from my SM-G970U using Tapatalk

Well... unfortunately due to current events, I told the monkey to go back to its hiding place for a bit. Have to conserve funds because my work is going to be effected imminently.  ~rant ~xyz
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Smallie_Stalker on March 12, 2020, 01:09:15 PM
Well... unfortunately due to current events, I told the monkey to go back to its hiding place for a bit. Have to conserve funds because my work is going to be effected imminently.  ~rant ~xyz

Sorry to hear about the work situation. Hope it's only a short term deal. Let us know if you need anything in the meantime.
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Capt. BassinLou on March 12, 2020, 01:25:27 PM
Sorry to hear about the work situation. Hope it's only a short term deal. Let us know if you need anything in the meantime.
I'm good Smallie, thank you. Just holding back on unnecessary expenditures. New rod very... very...low on the list.

Florida Bass Fishing Reports  (http://www.ultimatebass.com/bass-fishing-forum/index.php?board=65.0), Dobyns Rods  (http://dobynsrods.com),  Lockett Lures  (https://www.lockettluresoutlet.com/)

Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Lipripper on March 13, 2020, 06:20:18 PM
Sorry to hear about your work stoppage Lou hope it don't last very long.
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Capt. BassinLou on March 14, 2020, 05:55:48 AM
Sorry to hear about your work stoppage Lou hope it don't last very long.
Me too!!

Florida Bass Fishing Reports  (http://www.ultimatebass.com/bass-fishing-forum/index.php?board=65.0), Dobyns Rods  (http://dobynsrods.com),  Lockett Lures  (https://www.lockettluresoutlet.com/)

Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: CraigP83 on March 14, 2020, 09:25:21 PM
Now I need a reel to pair up with my new rod.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200315/ff35408e1cf560f5574cc54d21e041ce.jpg)

Sent from my SM-G930P using Tapatalk

Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Smallie_Stalker on March 14, 2020, 10:06:44 PM
Now I need a reel to pair up with my new rod.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200315/ff35408e1cf560f5574cc54d21e041ce.jpg)

Sent from my SM-G930P using Tapatalk
Can never go wrong with a Loomis rod. What reel(s) are you thinking about?

Sent from my SM-G970U using Tapatalk

Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: CraigP83 on March 14, 2020, 10:12:23 PM
Can never go wrong with a Loomis rod. What reel(s) are you thinking about?

Sent from my SM-G970U using Tapatalk
Probably a Stradic ci4+

Sent from my SM-G930P using Tapatalk

Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Smallie_Stalker on March 14, 2020, 10:16:40 PM
Nice! That will be a killer combo.

Sent from my SM-G970U using Tapatalk

Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: apiazza on March 15, 2020, 08:48:36 AM
I found out the DSG by me is now stocking Fury's. That could be bad for my wallet. Luckily it's a small stock, BUT they have the 705cb that I've been eyeing lately.

Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk

Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Smallie_Stalker on March 20, 2020, 11:30:51 PM
Someone please tell this to the monkwy......(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200321/ceebcb6536deb53283d844611512c6b5.jpg)

Sent from my SM-G970U using Tapatalk

Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Captsteve on March 21, 2020, 06:23:57 AM
Someone please tell this to the monkwy......(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200321/ceebcb6536deb53283d844611512c6b5.jpg)

Sent from my SM-G970U using Tapatalk
But I want a new reel

    Any day fishing, is a good day.

Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Smallie_Stalker on March 23, 2020, 01:13:04 PM
To get a look at some Dobyns porn that arrived at my door just a few minutes ago, check it out:

 ---> Here  (http://www.ultimatebass.com/bass-fishing-forum/index.php?topic=150984.0)


I have some more non-Dobyns (but Dobyns related - That should keep you in suspense  ;D) stuff that is supposed to be here by the end of the week. I'll post up pics when it comes in.

The monkey has somehow taken up residence in my apartment and I can't get rid of him. Seems he will be here at least until June or July.  ::)




Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: apiazza on March 25, 2020, 03:57:47 PM
This arrived along with some mounting accessories and a battery for the yak...(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200325/2faa11d1e09793d210266e0eb856f61f.jpg)

Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk

Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Smallie_Stalker on March 25, 2020, 04:17:01 PM
This arrived along with some mounting accessories and a battery for the yak...(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200325/2faa11d1e09793d210266e0eb856f61f.jpg)

Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
Very Nice!

Sent from my SM-G970U using Tapatalk

Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Smallie_Stalker on March 26, 2020, 12:22:09 PM
I said I had some non- Dobyns - but Dobyns related - stuff coming. Well here it is.

The color of these BPS boxes match different Dobyns logo colors. I can put the baits I'm gonna use on a particular rod in matching color boxes to make it quicker to find what I need!

The box that looks lighter blue in these pictures is actually a greenish blue that matches the Sierra logo very closely.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200326/f4ad656cc12f6698ff6133b9cf75f13c.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200326/d0e88abd096bd7d9d0e14ae0c4f03b74.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200326/07722ff433b86d77239255cd90303e7d.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200326/742dbbfc4e117954aa0b726f4d31b4f6.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200326/4d940a9d5350b56ece2cf62027ce824c.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200326/89fcf6b44a340fbc2b18dfb442603c2b.jpg)

Sent from my SM-G970U using Tapatalk

Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Smallie_Stalker on March 26, 2020, 12:31:50 PM
The colors of the Spinning reel and box in the pic below are a clue to an upcoming Dobyns purchase. As an added clue I have some 15 lb. orange braid I am waiting on.

Can you guess what the purchase is gonna be?

Hints: Extreme measures may have to be used to guess. I was gonna give you 7 guesses, then thought 4, then narrowed it down to 2. So   For  now that's all the hints you get.

Can you guess the Dobyns item and model number from my clues?(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200326/92d772eb3bcf891d2573405012264ecd.jpg)

Sent from my SM-G970U using Tapatalk

Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: apiazza on March 26, 2020, 12:39:01 PM
The colors.of the Spinning reel and box in the pic below are a clue to an upcoming Dobyns purchase. As an added clue I have some 15 lb. orange braid I am waiting on.

Can you guess what the purchase is gonna be?

Hints: Extreme measures may have to be used to guess. I was gonna give you 7 guesses, then thought 4, then narrowed it down to 2. So   For  now that's all the hints you get.

Can you guess the Dobyns item and model number from my clues?(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200326/92d772eb3bcf891d2573405012264ecd.jpg)

Sent from my SM-G970U using Tapatalk

its obviously a Colt 702SF  lo
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Captsteve on March 26, 2020, 12:39:18 PM
The colors.of the Spinning reel and box in the pic below are a clue to an upcoming Dobyns purchase. As an added clue I have some 15 lb. orange braid I am waiting on.

Can you guess what the purchase is gonna be?

Hints: Extreme measures may have to be used to guess. I was gonna give you 7 guesses, then thought 4, then narrowed it down to 2. So   For  now that's all the hints you get.

Can you guess the Dobyns item and model number from my clues?(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200326/92d772eb3bcf891d2573405012264ecd.jpg)

Sent from my SM-G970U using Tapatalk
Extreme dx 742 sf

    Any day fishing, is a good day.

Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Jacobguy on March 26, 2020, 12:53:12 PM
Pretty much two for the price of one! Also my lockett lures order should be showing up soon. Not sure how I'm gonna explain this to my dad though, me and T-Bass1 ordered 'em. ;)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200326/e98be7b0985af4a4c1db6350018fa402.jpg)

Sent from my SM-G970U1 using Tapatalk

Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Smallie_Stalker on March 26, 2020, 12:59:17 PM
Extreme dx 742 sf

    Any day fishing, is a good day.



Yes sir!  Unfortunately there is no prize, but you get bragging rights.  lo

1 -2 weeks out from placing the order. That will be the last big ticket item for a WHILE. Got a few smaller things I need that shouldn't put me in the poor house.  ~roflmao

I will be saving for an Xtasy 725C for Christmas however.

Waiting on this damn Covid-19 craziness to end so I can unload some more of my music gear and a few older rods and reels to fund that and a new Tatula reel to go on it. 


Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Smallie_Stalker on March 26, 2020, 01:03:52 PM
Pretty much two for the price of one! Also my lockett lures order should be showing up soon. Not sure how I'm gonna explain this to my dad though, me and T-Bass1 ordered 'em. ;)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200326/e98be7b0985af4a4c1db6350018fa402.jpg)

Sent from my SM-G970U1 using Tapatalk

Wow! Those are great prices on the Furys. Nice snag.  ;PEP)

Between those two rods and what you already have you're about ready for anything!  ~c~



Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Captsteve on March 27, 2020, 07:18:32 AM
This is my third Dobyn's rod in my arsenal.

    Any day fishing, is a good day.

Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: silverdeck on March 27, 2020, 10:19:17 PM
Walked into the local Academy and this week and staring at me was a  G Loomis E6X casting rod for 95.00 and that dam Monkey bit me.
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: fishballer06 on April 06, 2020, 08:40:53 AM
Looking around my garage, I noticed a few things. I either can't find all my chatterbaits, or I'm a lot lower than I thought I was. The one's that I do have, some of them have developed some rust on the hooks. So I ordered a few more Jackhammer's and Thunder Crickets. A spinnerbait has been my money maker the past year, but I love a good chatterbait bite. Damn monkey!
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: cbburke on April 07, 2020, 03:26:19 PM
Damn - Monkey just bit me ....

Got two spools (Steez and Core) & Abu Garcia Premier Gen 2. (6.4.1)



Title: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Smallie_Stalker on April 09, 2020, 07:01:11 AM
Sorry one pic having trouble posting.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200409/2bcdece27593b28e627fc3503bc85f62.jpg)
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Smallie_Stalker on April 09, 2020, 07:06:29 AM
Damn Tapatalk is giving me fits this morning. Keeps crashing on me and deleting posts.

Berkley Digger 8.5 designed as the body indicates by David Fritts. Found it on Fleabay for 99 cents!
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200409/07d51766c0d918b7b698b99e5da1d05b.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200409/5c0aa964899f7864179c8beeede6f45f.jpg)

Sent from my SM-G970U using Tapatalk

Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Smallie_Stalker on April 09, 2020, 12:56:48 PM
More bait porn just arrived!

X Zone baits and Gamakatsu hooks for Neko rigging the X Zone Deception worms.

Neko weights should arrive tomorrow and rod will be ordered Monday.

Then I'm done for a while,,,,, I hope.

I wish the monkey would lose my address for a bit at least.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200409/c2e7cb49e1f6625eafa3b400b4478025.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200409/66b6245bda9568d25a5f8fa87b0eb5fc.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200409/ed33d512242ebac492c55ecdeb88aad7.jpg)

Sent from my SM-G970U using Tapatalk

Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: FishinBuck07 on April 09, 2020, 01:05:07 PM
More bait porn just arrived!

X Zone baits and Gamakatsu hooks for Neko rigging the X Zone Deception worms.

Neko weights should arrive tomorrow and rod will be ordered Monday.

Then I'm done for a while,,,,, I hope.

I wish the monkey would lose my address for a bit at least.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200409/c2e7cb49e1f6625eafa3b400b4478025.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200409/66b6245bda9568d25a5f8fa87b0eb5fc.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200409/ed33d512242ebac492c55ecdeb88aad7.jpg)

Sent from my SM-G970U using Tapatalk
B10S stinger hooks, that is what I use most when tying bass streamers for the fly rod.  Those hurt bad when you don't keep them out of your fingers!!!  haha
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Lipripper on April 09, 2020, 01:28:00 PM
More bait porn just arrived!

X Zone baits and Gamakatsu hooks for Neko rigging the X Zone Deception worms.

Neko weights should arrive tomorrow and rod will be ordered Monday.

Then I'm done for a while,,,,, I hope.

I wish the monkey would lose my address for a bit at least.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200409/c2e7cb49e1f6625eafa3b400b4478025.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200409/66b6245bda9568d25a5f8fa87b0eb5fc.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200409/ed33d512242ebac492c55ecdeb88aad7.jpg)

Sent from my SM-G970U using Tapatalk
Once again thanks Smallie for feeding that monkey and keeping him away from my door.  lo lo
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Smallie_Stalker on April 09, 2020, 04:06:55 PM
Once again thanks Smallie for feeding that monkey and keeping him away from my door.  lo lo
You're welcome.

The hooks were basically free. I had $10 in Amazon gift cards and they only came out to $9.55 and free shipping with Prime.

And of course with X Zone being a sponsor the discount code saved me some $$$ too
Wasn't much over $20 out of pocket for everything.

Sent from my SM-G970U using Tapatalk

Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Smallie_Stalker on April 09, 2020, 04:13:02 PM
B10S stinger hooks, that is what I use most when tying bass streamers for the fly rod.  Those hurt bad when you don't keep them out of your fingers!!!  haha
Yes sir they are listed as fly tying hooks by Gamakatsu. And like all Gammy hooks they are super sharp.

Pro Brent Ehrler discovered their effectiveness as a finesse hook for bass fishing.  He claims about 98% of the bass he hooks with them are right through the top of the mouth.

Sometime around June or July I'm planning on getting some Mustad Titan X hooks,  Trokar TK - 137 finesse hooks and the VMC finesse/wacky hooks and see which one of the 4 I like best.



Sent from my SM-G970U using Tapatalk
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Smallie_Stalker on April 20, 2020, 02:40:25 PM
Just about the last of the outstanding orders arrived today from a couple different places. The COVID -19 situation has caused some long delivery delays.

I only have paperwork on my desk for a Daiwa shirt I'm waiting on and that should be it for a good bit.

I didn't order the Rooster Tail but it was included with the Neko/wacky  hooks from Academy. Not sure if it was a mistake or just a small token of appreciation for people who are supporting their business at a time like this.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200420/e69e82ac0d1bbb87020e003454c71fad.jpg)

Sent from my SM-G970U using Tapatalk

Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Lipripper on April 21, 2020, 05:53:53 PM
Just about the last of the outstanding orders arrived today from a couple different places. The COVID -19 situation has caused some long delivery delays.

I only have paperwork on my desk for a Daiwa shirt I'm waiting on and that should be it for a good bit.

I didn't order the Rooster Tail but it was included with the Neko/wacky  hooks from Academy. Not sure if it was a mistake or just a small token of appreciation for people who are supporting their business at a time like this.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200420/e69e82ac0d1bbb87020e003454c71fad.jpg)

Sent from my SM-G970U using Tapatalk
Thanks for help feeding the monkey in these trying times. lo It keeps him away from my door.  ;D
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: fishballer06 on May 14, 2020, 07:10:06 AM
Well, COVID fever got me yesterday and I ordered myself something shiny and new from Shimano. I'll post more details once I have it in hand.
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: LgMouthGambler on May 14, 2020, 08:07:26 AM
Well, COVID fever got me yesterday and I ordered myself something shiny and new from Shimano. I'll post more details once I have it in hand.
Shiny? Antares?
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: fishballer06 on May 14, 2020, 08:48:47 AM
Shiny? Antares?

Not chrome type of shiny  ;)
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: LgMouthGambler on May 14, 2020, 08:58:33 AM
Not chrome type of shiny  ;)

New Metanium....
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: fishballer06 on May 14, 2020, 09:34:00 AM
New Metanium....

 ~shhh ~shhh
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: LgMouthGambler on May 14, 2020, 09:44:37 AM
~shhh ~shhh

I mean...come on...who didnt see that coming... lo
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: fishballer06 on May 14, 2020, 11:43:01 AM
I mean...come on...who didnt see that coming... lo

My wife, that's who  lo
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: LgMouthGambler on May 14, 2020, 12:42:34 PM
My wife, that's who  lo

Well, I dont have to worry about that anymore....not that I did in the first place.  lo
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: fishballer06 on May 21, 2020, 09:28:41 AM
As promised, here's pictures of my COVID 19 boredom purchases. I'll post a little review up here once I get the time. I've already got a few fish catches on this setup.

(https://i.ibb.co/wL8x4bW/20200521-085912.jpg) (https://ibb.co/g7QBJXT)
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Lipripper on May 29, 2020, 11:41:20 AM
As promised, here's pictures of my COVID 19 boredom purchases. I'll post a little review up here once I get the time. I've already got a few fish catches on this setup.

(https://i.ibb.co/wL8x4bW/20200521-085912.jpg) (https://ibb.co/g7QBJXT)
Just what the Doctor orders to help you practice Social Distancing.  8)
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: fishballer06 on June 11, 2020, 09:44:04 PM
New Metanium....

Welp, I just ordered the HG version to go alongside my 6:1 version. These new Metaniums are the bee's knees.
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Bassinkorea on June 11, 2020, 09:51:21 PM
Nice FB  ~c~

I just bought a used, but in awesome condition Metanium HG yesterday for about $160.
Here it is on my Abu rod, but once I get to my boat it will be paired up with my DX742


(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200612/5c5f02c06ce3bf9e1f080daf60fc94cf.jpg)
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: LgMouthGambler on June 12, 2020, 05:06:45 AM
Nice FB  ~c~

I just bought a used, but in awesome condition Metanium HG yesterday for about $160.
Here it is on my Abu rod, but once I get to my boat it will be paired up with my DX742


(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200612/5c5f02c06ce3bf9e1f080daf60fc94cf.jpg)
The 13Metanium is a great reel as well. I have the JDM version. I'm pretty sure the only difference is the brake blocks. One of my smoothest reels I have in my arsenal.

Sent from my SM-A205U using Tapatalk

Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Bassinkorea on June 12, 2020, 06:12:36 AM
The 13Metanium is a great reel as well. I have the JDM version. I'm pretty sure the only difference is the brake blocks. One of my smoothest reels I have in my arsenal.

Sent from my SM-A205U using Tapatalk

I'll be putting it to work this weekend, looking forward to it  ;D
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: fishballer06 on June 13, 2020, 11:25:25 AM
The 13's are probably my favorite Metaniums I own. I have one HG version left and I don't think I'll ever let it go.

Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk

Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: LgMouthGambler on June 14, 2020, 06:35:24 AM
The 13's are probably my favorite Metaniums I own. I have one HG version left and I don't think I'll ever let it go.

Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
One of my favorite things about the 13Metanium is its color scheme. It reminds me of the JDM V2 that was based on the D series Shimanos.

Sent from my SM-A205U using Tapatalk

Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: LgMouthGambler on June 23, 2020, 07:37:11 PM
So for the helluvit I decided to look into the Trick Shop kitsch from 13 Fishing. Snagged one for super cheap, and mostly because I wanted a little better spool for the Concept Z. So...I pimped my reel. Lol.

.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200624/f83664e6d120482f17eae8c5fc023f0e.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200624/aff365dab6281c930fbf75dc7af74087.jpg)

Sent from my SM-A205U using Tapatalk

Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: fishballer06 on June 23, 2020, 07:48:37 PM
She's not pretty, but hopefully she'll cast like a dream. I saw a few places blowing those reels out for 60% off. Certainly tempting if you need a good reel on the cheap.

Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk

Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: LgMouthGambler on June 24, 2020, 10:57:05 AM
She's not pretty, but hopefully she'll cast like a dream. I saw a few places blowing those reels out for 60% off. Certainly tempting if you need a good reel on the cheap.

Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk

Ive got a total of $130 invested, so its not killing me.  lo
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: caddyjoe77 on August 03, 2020, 04:19:39 PM
well, as the creator of this monstrosity (second version as the first got to big  ~roflmao). 

picked up a crazy cranker, a couple TD-Z's a Citica (from some heeuurrr on this board...cough)

also, replenished some of the stolen stuff -- but man i still miss those original SV103's. 


Finally, i found the original thread -- man there some laughs in that bad boy. 
http://www.ultimatebass.com/bass-fishing-forum/index.php?topic=135033.0 (http://www.ultimatebass.com/bass-fishing-forum/index.php?topic=135033.0)
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: CraigP83 on August 19, 2020, 08:38:51 PM
Got some mail today!(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200820/791f66df2f2aca36d2c448fb3a3307dc.jpg)

Sent from my SM-G930P using Tapatalk

Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Bassinkorea on August 19, 2020, 08:42:15 PM
Interesting looking cans, what are they?  beer?
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: caddyjoe77 on August 21, 2020, 10:39:11 AM
Got some mail today!(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200820/791f66df2f2aca36d2c448fb3a3307dc.jpg)

Sent from my SM-G930P using Tapatalk

my two favorite things -- beer and fishing stuff  lo
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Dink Dawg on August 21, 2020, 02:49:11 PM
Picked up a Procyon 2500 and 3000 and went back yesterday to snag a Tatula 150HS.  To make matters even more fun, I purchased 4 of the new Norman Speed N crankbaits, the new 5 inch brush hogs and the new YUM Spine craws among some other various plastics and terminal tackle. The monkey made me an offer I couldn't refuse. No horse heads in my bed. ;PEP)
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: caddyjoe77 on October 30, 2020, 11:32:01 PM
somebody been busy  ~xyz

couple new toys arriving in time for the rally  lo
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: FISH520 on December 03, 2020, 05:48:17 PM
Been awhile since I bought anything for fishing. So here we go. Damn monkey came in strong over here. This is minus a phoenix feather rod and a shimano backpack. Lord help me(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201203/b0c04d253d31478b6bf5839ea8f7a06a.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201203/4d1bd4d8612c6b55ce14612809e93b77.jpg)

Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk

Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: BassmanRudy on December 03, 2020, 06:31:51 PM
Oh goodness!!!! You held off as long as you could though... no one beats the bait monkey!!

Sent from my SM-G970U using Tapatalk

Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: LgMouthGambler on December 04, 2020, 09:00:16 AM
Been awhile since I bought anything for fishing. So here we go. Damn monkey came in strong over here. This is minus a phoenix feather rod and a shimano backpack. Lord help me(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201203/b0c04d253d31478b6bf5839ea8f7a06a.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201203/4d1bd4d8612c6b55ce14612809e93b77.jpg)

Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk

Hey! Look at that tiny little gold reel!  ;)
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: caddyjoe77 on December 15, 2020, 10:06:38 AM
bait monkey tellin me i need another jerkbait rod.  Anyone thrown the cashion rods?

Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Dink Dawg on December 15, 2020, 11:39:25 PM
Oh mama..........
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: caddyjoe77 on December 16, 2020, 08:37:20 AM
Oh mama..........

Awesome!!
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: caddyjoe77 on December 17, 2020, 10:20:37 AM
Tackle Warehouse just sent the bait monkey to the house for some cranks and jerks as well as a new jerkbait rod.  Ended up going with the Cashion jerkbait specific rod. 
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Bassinkorea on December 17, 2020, 05:06:17 PM
Tackle Warehouse just sent the bait monkey to the house for some cranks and jerks as well as a new jerkbait rod.  Ended up going with the Cashion jerkbait specific rod.

Let us know how you like the Cashion  ~cf

The TW Monkey travelled to Korea a few days ago also, and lightened my bank account of around $450   ~xyz ~xyz   lo
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: BassmanRudy on December 17, 2020, 05:46:46 PM
Got a deal on some "Clyde's custom cranks" so the bait monkey got me... That Smallmouth pattern seems wicked cool to me! Other one is a crappie pattern.  (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201217/0783712a165f340f792ac25bea96f10a.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201217/a4e23f0faaca20e3b5367ba3314f0c3b.jpg)

Sent from my SM-G970U using Tapatalk
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: FishinBuck07 on December 17, 2020, 06:14:19 PM
I now have $90 worth of Baby D Bombs on the way from TW!
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: caddyjoe77 on December 17, 2020, 06:21:41 PM
Let us know how you like the Cashion  ~cf

The TW Monkey travelled to Korea a few days ago also, and lightened my bank account of around $450   ~xyz ~xyz   lo

did that "woops" say he was headed to Alabama? 나는 알라바마에 가는 (or something close to that??)

definitely looking forward to the Cashion.  That and a 685 -- ought to be pretty set for jerkbaits

Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Bassinkorea on December 17, 2020, 06:35:38 PM
did that "woops" say he was headed to Alabama? 나는 알라바마에 가는 (or something close to that??)

definitely looking forward to the Cashion.  That and a 685 -- ought to be pretty set for jerkbaits

 ~roflmao ~roflmao ~roflmao  yeah, but he's gotta self isolate for 2 weeks, so you should be good for a while  lo
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: caddyjoe77 on December 17, 2020, 06:44:52 PM
~roflmao ~roflmao ~roflmao  yeah, but he's gotta self isolate for 2 weeks, so you should be good for a while  lo

the sumbitch is bilingual!!! and he broke the quarantine laws because he was at the house last night -- he is an AHOLE  lo
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: caddyjoe77 on December 17, 2020, 06:46:55 PM
I now have $90 worth of Baby D Bombs on the way from TW!

thats the spirit!!  ~roflmao
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Bassinkorea on December 17, 2020, 07:34:53 PM
the sumbitch is bilingual!!! and he broke the quarantine laws because he was at the house last night -- he is an AHOLE  lo

 ~roflmao ~roflmao
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: FishinBuck07 on December 18, 2020, 10:19:30 AM
thats the spirit!!  ~roflmao
Yeah my buddy said " well you shouldn't run out of those for awhile"  lol.  Go big or go home as they say!!!
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: caddyjoe77 on December 18, 2020, 10:38:38 AM
definitely  lo

i will post the monkey damage when the cranks, jerks and cashion comes in.  mostly winter cranks
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: FishinBuck07 on December 18, 2020, 01:25:02 PM
Does a two day trip to Chick next May count as bait monkey material?
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: caddyjoe77 on December 18, 2020, 01:31:49 PM
Does a two day trip to Chick next May count as bait monkey material?

yes!! As long as you use some of the stuff you bought for the trip -- and since its a fishing item that the monkey at some point influenced you to buy -- using deductive reasoning -- the answer is ABSOFREAKINGLUTELY  lo

and maybe when you are up there, PM me -- i might need to go up there anyway
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: caddyjoe77 on December 18, 2020, 01:34:45 PM
watch out for this AHOLE!!  lo

(http://d.ibtimes.co.uk/en/full/209315/chap-dressed-santa-claus-outfit.jpg)
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: FishinBuck07 on December 18, 2020, 02:11:08 PM
yes!! As long as you use some of the stuff you bought for the trip -- and since its a fishing item that the monkey at some point influenced you to buy -- using deductive reasoning -- the answer is ABSOFREAKINGLUTELY  lo

and maybe when you are up there, PM me -- i might need to go up there anyway
Well I hired a guide so figured that would be good for the bait monkey!!!
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: FishinBuck07 on December 18, 2020, 02:11:42 PM
watch out for this AHOLE!!  lo

(http://d.ibtimes.co.uk/en/full/209315/chap-dressed-santa-claus-outfit.jpg)
Yeah he is a sneaky little jerk!!!!
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Bassinkorea on December 18, 2020, 11:30:14 PM
The TW Monkey travelled to Korea a few days ago also, and lightened my bank account of around $450   ~xyz ~xyz   lo

My order just came in!


(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201219/de21a366ffa10e8d5f8d216ecdf980ac.jpg)
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: caddyjoe77 on December 18, 2020, 11:36:22 PM
My order just came in!


(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201219/de21a366ffa10e8d5f8d216ecdf980ac.jpg)

hell yea on the A-Rig(s).  One of my favorite ways to fish. 
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Bassinkorea on December 18, 2020, 11:38:57 PM
Yeah mine too at this time of year. I've been enjoying the Picasso's, but wanted to to try these Hog Farmers as they are good bit more compact. Thos Picasso heads are great also, so got a few more.


Sent from my LM-V510N using Tapatalk

Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: caddyjoe77 on December 18, 2020, 11:54:34 PM
Yeah mine too at this time of year. I've been enjoying the Picasso's, but wanted to to try these Hog Farmers as they are good bit more compact. Thos Picasso heads are great also, so got a few more.


Sent from my LM-V510N using Tapatalk

i do like the hog farmers but man, they are ridiculously priced!!
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Bassinkorea on December 19, 2020, 01:17:15 AM
i do like the hog farmers but man, they are ridiculously priced!!

They are not cheap for sure.
On the last 2 trips out, I lost an A-rig snagging the bottom on almost the last cast of each day. Add all the heads and baits, and it's not a cheap or nice way to end the day   :'( :'(
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: caddyjoe77 on December 19, 2020, 02:28:04 AM
They are not cheap for sure.
On the last 2 trips out, I lost an A-rig snagging the bottom on almost the last cast of each day. Add all the heads and baits, and it's not a cheap or nice way to end the day   :'( :'(

i lost 2 hog farmers in the span of 15 minutes -- that pissed me off  lo >:D
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Bassinkorea on December 19, 2020, 02:59:15 AM
i lost 2 hog farmers in the span of 15 minutes -- that pissed me off  lo >:D

Ouch  ~b~
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: BassmanRudy on December 19, 2020, 07:29:04 AM
I'd be using 100lb braid from then on!!!! I HATE losing lures.

Sent from my SM-G970U using Tapatalk

Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: caddyjoe77 on December 19, 2020, 07:41:55 PM
I'd be using 100lb braid from then on!!!! I HATE losing lures.

Sent from my SM-G970U using Tapatalk

i need a good bait knocker
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: BassmanRudy on December 19, 2020, 09:55:29 PM
i need a good bait knocker
bass pro sells this one and it's always worked for me!

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201220/b0cfc1c766b9ea23e0a694e0a7119c83.jpg)

Sent from my SM-G970U using Tapatalk

Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: caddyjoe77 on December 20, 2020, 10:12:11 AM
bass pro sells this one and it's always worked for me!

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201220/b0cfc1c766b9ea23e0a694e0a7119c83.jpg)

Sent from my SM-G970U using Tapatalk

Thank you Sir MonkeyBassmanRudy 😂😂

you run yours on an old reel and cut off rod?
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: BassmanRudy on December 21, 2020, 12:57:05 PM
Lol!!! But that is a NEED to prevent further bait purchases!!

I use the little spool that comes with it. Probably best to use an old reel and rod setup though.

Sent from my SM-G970U using Tapatalk
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Bassinkorea on December 21, 2020, 05:22:45 PM
I saw a Youtube video where a guy used one of those extendable / retracting dog leashes  :-*
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: caddyjoe77 on December 21, 2020, 08:31:46 PM
I saw a Youtube video where a guy used one of those extendable / retracting dog leashes  :-*

interesting to say the least -- literally walking the dog retriever  lo
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Bassinkorea on December 22, 2020, 01:21:21 AM
interesting to say the least -- literally walking the dog retriever  lo

 ~roflmao ~roflmao
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Smallie_Stalker on December 22, 2020, 01:11:05 PM
Sneaky nats asked me for my address so he could send me a Christmas card. I had a feeling he was up to something else. These arrived with the card.

The jigs are wire tied btw and have awesome hooks. And that Meganass Dark Sleeper swimbait....

nats thank you brother and Merry Christmas.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201222/0c538d70ae1e5add39867c659e825de8.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201222/96f14458d42ec98fc4e81dfb1e8c6fc6.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201222/9a77c54910ee822e3d6bafd7769d9acd.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201222/2a69a526aab6e466895a5d1937b69a45.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201222/536364d655728ea36717ebcea81688d6.jpg)

Sent from my LM-V600 using Tapatalk
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: caddyjoe77 on December 23, 2020, 08:14:26 AM
Sneaky nats asked me for my address so he could send me a Christmas card. I had a feeling he was up to something else. These arrived with the card.

The jigs are wire tied btw and have awesome hooks. And that Meganass Dark Sleeper swimbait....

nats thank you brother and Merry Christmas.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201222/0c538d70ae1e5add39867c659e825de8.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201222/96f14458d42ec98fc4e81dfb1e8c6fc6.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201222/9a77c54910ee822e3d6bafd7769d9acd.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201222/2a69a526aab6e466895a5d1937b69a45.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201222/536364d655728ea36717ebcea81688d6.jpg)

Sent from my LM-V600 using Tapatalk

those jigs are rad.  Who makes them?


Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: caddyjoe77 on December 23, 2020, 08:14:53 AM
some of the bait monkey evidence should be arriving Sat.   lo
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Smallie_Stalker on December 23, 2020, 12:17:22 PM
those jigs are rad.  Who makes them?

I agree! The company is called Queen Tackle and the model is Tungsten Hammerhead Jig.
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: nats on December 23, 2020, 04:31:07 PM
I agree! The company is called Queen Tackle and the model is Tungsten Hammerhead Jig.
,    Anybody on a fixed income that has the heart to spend as much as you did on the adopt a family raffle ( and donated a $50 gift card) deserved a little Christmas present.  Iíve never even met you but you made me proud
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: abzack1 on December 26, 2020, 08:13:23 AM
Does it count if Santa brings gear? My Son got me the rod holder. I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas!(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201226/dd976a0ae6e52c55c088d2f7ac98bcc5.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201226/44179d0d327414c227d43db6acec6708.jpg)

Sent from my SM-N975U using Tapatalk

Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: caddyjoe77 on December 26, 2020, 10:51:40 AM
thats awesome!!   ~c~

it does count, because the monkey hangs around the north pole too -- poses as an elf.   lo

Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: abzack1 on December 26, 2020, 12:26:37 PM
Ah Ha! Sneaky....(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201226/c6b72b0745c0d837febad332fdd048a3.jpg)

Sent from my SM-N975U using Tapatalk

Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: caddyjoe77 on December 26, 2020, 01:29:55 PM
Ah Ha! Sneaky....(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201226/c6b72b0745c0d837febad332fdd048a3.jpg)

Sent from my SM-N975U using Tapatalk

yes, indeed he is -- glad you found that nugget  lo
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: FishinBuck07 on December 26, 2020, 04:17:20 PM
All I know is the monkey bit me again, just ordered a bunch of the Bass Mafia Coffins 2.0!  He just won't leave me alone! 
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: caddyjoe77 on December 27, 2020, 01:22:34 PM
crankbaits should be here any day.....

making a finesse crank/winter crank box.  Have a early spring table rock box.  After cleaning out the pounds of plastics from the front of the boat, and the lead from the weights, both to the back, there is room for cranks



Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: caddyjoe77 on December 29, 2020, 12:10:00 PM
and some have arrived.  ordered some balsa flat sides with circuit board lips.  some are like a shad rap but a little heavier to cast better. 

(https://i.imgur.com/fwu0Lqf.jpg)

Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: BassmanRudy on December 29, 2020, 12:31:46 PM
I've heard really good things about the Black Label cranks!

Sent from my SM-G970U using Tapatalk

Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Smallie_Stalker on December 29, 2020, 12:33:13 PM
Nice haul! 

I've been curious about those sonic sides so I'll be interested in your thoughts on them.

Sent from my LM-V600 using Tapatalk

Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: FishinBuck07 on December 29, 2020, 01:24:26 PM
and some have arrived.  ordered some balsa flat sides with circuit board lips.  some are like a shad rap but a little heavier to cast better. 

(https://i.imgur.com/fwu0Lqf.jpg)
Well that is a pile of money there, between the Black Labels and the MegaBass, what was the loan size?   ~roflmao
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: caddyjoe77 on December 29, 2020, 01:40:07 PM
Well that is a pile of money there, between the Black Labels and the MegaBass, what was the loan size?   ~roflmao

 lo

cut out everyday things I dont really need, and saving for what i want. 

more cranks coming  :embarassed: ^-^ lo
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Smallie_Stalker on December 29, 2020, 01:43:28 PM
lo

cut out everyday things I dont really need, and saving for what i want. 

more cranks coming  :embarassed: ^-^ lo

So, you quit drinking beer 'ey  ~roflmao
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: caddyjoe77 on December 29, 2020, 01:45:30 PM
Sonic sides i happened to find in a good package deal on ebay.  Otherwise i may not have bought them -- only megabass thing ive ever really has success with is the jerkbait. 

really looking forward to the balsa black labels.  They should work perfect in the eel grass on gunt.  So many humps and bars at the depth those run to. 
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: caddyjoe77 on December 29, 2020, 01:46:57 PM
So, you quit drinking beer 'ey  ~roflmao

never!!  lo  But in all seriousness, i have cut back some on beer unless people are at the house in which case -- no limits then  lo
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Bassinkorea on January 07, 2021, 02:49:49 AM
Dang Monkey.........

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210107/44e38bffaab01607e14b780c81bea224.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210107/75ea55db2823b9c7e9d483708b01d64e.jpg)

......but at least most of this stuff was on sale   ^-^
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: caddyjoe77 on January 07, 2021, 08:41:55 AM
received the Cashion rod, and a whole box of cranks from the TW order I made before Christmas.   

(https://i.imgur.com/CH3uWO0.jpg)

I was able to get out a few minutes at the dock today.  I really like this rod.  Its really light, almost feels like a custom.  The tip is amazing and the bend is about 3/4 of the way up with a nice shape.  Tip feels pretty fast, which is what I want in a jerkbait rod.  Not a dandy fish by any means, but caught two back to back off the same piece of grass so there were shad there.  Best part?  Made in USA.   ~flag
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: FishinBuck07 on January 07, 2021, 04:11:03 PM
received the Cashion rod, and a whole box of cranks from the TW order I made before Christmas.   

(https://i.imgur.com/CH3uWO0.jpg)

I was able to get out a few minutes at the dock today.  I really like this rod.  Its really light, almost feels like a custom.  The tip is amazing and the bend is about 3/4 of the way up with a nice shape.  Tip feels pretty fast, which is what I want in a jerkbait rod.  Not a dandy fish by any means, but caught two back to back off the same piece of grass so there were shad there.  Best part?  Made in USA.   ~flag
Those Icons are awesome!  My local shop has them in stock and every time I go in there I mess with them.  I will be gradually replacing my arsenal with those rods if work ever gets back to normal!
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: caddyjoe77 on January 07, 2021, 05:21:01 PM
Those Icons are awesome!  My local shop has them in stock and every time I go in there I mess with them.  I will be gradually replacing my arsenal with those rods if work ever gets back to normal!

i am HIGHLY impressed with the rod so far.  Granted, its only been about 20 minutes but still.  Definitely looking at their cranking sticks too. 
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: FishinBuck07 on January 26, 2021, 06:58:45 PM
Well the wife and I finally got off quarantine yesterday so felt like I needed to go to my local tackle shop and spend $100 on tackle to celebrate!  Haha. Got some SK 1.0's, couple Denny Brauer structure jigs, some Zoom soft plastics and some hooks I needed to restock on! 
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: abzack1 on January 27, 2021, 05:41:28 PM
Monkey told me I should check out the BPS sale on Bobby Garland...(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210127/bac504c50df2a4df6e76f43b2fdf3a65.jpg)

Sent from my SM-N975U using Tapatalk

Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: caddyjoe77 on January 27, 2021, 09:58:44 PM
Monkey was right!! Nice score!!
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Oldfart9999 on January 28, 2021, 06:12:39 AM
Crappie season is well in hand. lo
Rodney
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: apiazza on February 03, 2021, 03:50:57 PM
My new Ned rig reel. Did I go too big? (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210203/1822f442524ee4f392bcbf9279ad1168.jpg)

Sent from my SM-G991U using Tapatalk

Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Bassinkorea on February 04, 2021, 04:38:48 AM
Just a bit  lo lo lo
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: apiazza on February 04, 2021, 06:14:28 AM
They won't spool me with my 2000yrds of 6lb braid!

But really, needed to update my surf reel. Was running an old heavy Penn reel that was undersized for 25 lb mono and a 10 ft rod.

Sent from my SM-G991U using Tapatalk

Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: fishballer06 on February 04, 2021, 09:28:55 AM
They won't spool me with my 2000yrds of 6lb braid!

But really, needed to update my surf reel. Was running an old heavy Penn reel that was undersized for 25 lb mono and a 10 ft rod.

Sent from my SM-G991U using Tapatalk
25 lb mono?!

Sent from my SM-N986U using Tapatalk

Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: apiazza on February 04, 2021, 01:12:36 PM
25 lb mono?!

Sent from my SM-N986U using Tapatalk
Yes?

Sent from my SM-G991U using Tapatalk

Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: caddyjoe77 on February 04, 2021, 04:39:33 PM
that reel is awesome  lo

but yes, a bit too big for finesse  lo lo-- awesome surf setup i am sure. 
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: abzack1 on February 04, 2021, 06:59:03 PM
that reel is awesome  lo

but yes, a bit too big for finesse  lo lo-- awesome surf setup i am sure.
I don't know. Throw that reel on a 4'6" ul rod and toss some trout magnets....Thump!
just kidding. Seriously, nice surf reel.
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: apiazza on February 04, 2021, 07:31:52 PM
I don't know. Throw that reel on a 4'6" ul rod and toss some trout magnets....Thump!
just kidding. Seriously, nice surf reel.
Ya know I might just give that a try

Sent from my SM-G991U using Tapatalk

Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: coldfront on February 04, 2021, 09:28:48 PM
it wasn't the only thing I bought ... but the most expensive lure today was the little johnny rat.

Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: caddyjoe77 on February 04, 2021, 10:15:37 PM
it wasn't the only thing I bought ... but the most expensive lure today was the little johnny rat.

big swimbait, pre-spawn -- but oh what TN river lake might you be heading  lo
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: coldfront on February 05, 2021, 02:37:08 PM
big swimbait, pre-spawn -- but oh what TN river lake might you be heading  lo

being coy here... 'there's a couple that might fit the bill...' 

 lo

but there are no secrets in bass fishing.  although I make sure all my backgrounds are mono-chromal.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/qnHKsAZ9zLxNkKQRUufRS6xW33guAWotBaIBFInGLqVhOZYQXJJGDxpipLglff_m1EsEbW5Hh_rgFAsqP3iVm6GiK0LEnl14ueG20McRZTlVPpHJj-WF7bpcSYq_IHZHyMUsZZOiz4vEh2Kb5z1xSwRbF-ZpnpUYyP898U5UV21oO3Ijx-QHWz_KCdRkjCqXpwGEG6s7ABikIa-6ta1eNkwdf888jsk5_yK-Gh8_EKRVvZqpkz3IDDlluawy0JvFBXFIJGq9mTWx6-eGtn8WPrCeR0DaoGHDATCxkY__IkwSOD8pNjD_KNKymtiW3IF4FjNDWXG92jReAZv4KXLVosmKI_j6POR6CG1ftDur8IBLwfXCIl1afhdftzTWp4yuAI9cdIYOx_HP_DRyq74Z0ey6dtvWnbk-gJVkawi3FnxYYF37qM3pdW8lYKw1xNZZkV1kqe-F59GxGJlrtVSvIFbHVcCmb21TssMkt5xTSFIeimbqwx4-EZTUqx8OYRpfRByXBB92-v5-iG3Q_JfXDPtFMNnVhbJoS827bLC1QoA-jScp9C6lqOeHca7cgXoA5E_Qap5DYzpnaLYoO5xXwL8_8ReknMhMQvbD-mlXVny7cak7hicobYPYkaNl79H9IcLZm4L5wtct1KbfD9b-PTwK-61t9U7CSBf47M8L4ui9NO5lftqOpgM3TwbgSw=w1455-h698-no?authuser=0)
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: fishballer06 on February 16, 2021, 11:40:10 PM
The winter fever monkey just rung me up for 16 of those new Rapala OG Slim crankbaits. These things look great!
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: caddyjoe77 on February 17, 2021, 10:01:31 AM
I am waiting on tacklewarehouse to hurry up and ship those to me. 
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: caddyjoe77 on May 19, 2021, 06:34:09 PM
well hell, I realized i havent been a good monkey reporter

the Rapala OG's came in, swimjigs galore and chatterbaits galore, some weights and hooks....that garage wall slatboard getting full  lo

Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: Capt. BassinLou on May 19, 2021, 06:46:59 PM
well hell, I realized i havent been a good monkey reporter

the Rapala OG's came in, swimjigs galore and chatterbaits galore, some weights and hooks....that garage wall slatboard getting full  lo
I want to see some Catch of the Day threads out of you!!
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: caddyjoe77 on May 19, 2021, 08:24:32 PM
well hell, I realized i havent been a good monkey reporter

the Rapala OG's came in, swimjigs galore and chatterbaits galore, some weights and hooks....that garage wall slatboard getting full  lo
I want to see some Catch of the Day threads out of you!!

Iíll start posting some. Been pretty busy but I gotta start going after work
Title: Re: CaddyALYanks "Bait Monkey YOU'RE FIRED" !!! (Confessional) Dos.....
Post by: fishballer06 on June 01, 2021, 07:48:12 AM
The bait monkey got me good this weekend. I ordered the new Power Gear (PG - 5:1 ratio) Curado K for my early spring/late fall cranking needs. And then while respooling a few reels on Sunday, I dropped my line stripper tool on the concrete in the garage and broke it, so of course I had to order $90 in stuff along with a new line stripper.