Why is buying lures addictive

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Why is buying lures addictive

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HELP
Mine name is Geoff .and I have problem. Sobs 😭
Why is buying shiney lures so bloody addictive .
Do I need help .or just keep doing it . :laughs:
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Go with it man. :boing:

They are great things arnt they. :thumbs:
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If you had an itch you'd scratch it

If you see some lures you fancy, buy them

As the meerkat said.........simples
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They just seem to appear in my basket every time I go to the tackle shop. 🙄. I try to resist. But I'm weak 🤣
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Geoffdy wrote: Thu Mar 21 2024 12:35 -
HELP
Mine name is Geoff .and I have problem. Sobs 😭
Why is buying shiney lures so bloody addictive .
Do I need help .or just keep doing it . :laughs:
You aren't expecting to find discouragement on here are you?


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No dave just some one to blame when her indoors finds out how many I have lol 😆
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Geoffdy wrote: Thu Mar 21 2024 13:39 -
No dave just some one to blame when her indoors finds out how many I have lol 😆
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I know my wife actually thinks I have a problem I think she may be right but don’t tell her, far more lures than I ever have the time try them all lol 😂 same with rods and what is it about landing nets
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I'm not to bad with landing nets I only have 5 lol 😆
I keep blaming the lure fairy for all the lures I have she thinks I'm like a magpie. It's bright shiny it's mine ✨️. And don't get her started on rods and reels .i worked out the other day when I got married. It was the price of one daves rods .my daughter is getting married I could have cried when I worked out how many rods that is .
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Geoffdy wrote: Thu Mar 21 2024 12:35 -
HELP
Mine name is Geoff .and I have problem. Sobs 😭
Why is buying shiney lures so bloody addictive .
Do I need help .or just keep doing it . :laughs:
Don’t worry it’s perfectly normal. :narfuk:
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I agree, online lure shopping is particularly addictive. But you cannot have too many lures.
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It is not addictive, it is as addictive as you want it to be.

I did spend years buying exactly what I wanted and in that time bought just about every lure I felt filled a gap in my armoury. I now have plenty of baits, in fact probably a few too many.

About the only lure I buy now are Cotton Cordell Big O Saltwater stouts, I don't need them but I am a sucker for one I haven't seen before. I bought a dealer box of 10 in the same chromatic mackeral a month ago, I didn't need them.

Buy only what you feel fills a gap in your armoury, anything above that is merely choice.
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There is a saying among lure addicts:

"Whoever dies with the most wins".
"He's some sort of lure savant. Or just has an unhealthy addiction to old lures. We are not quite sure . . . . . "
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John Milford wrote: Thu Mar 21 2024 15:06 -
There is a saying among lure addicts:

"Whoever dies with the most wins".
🤣 brilliant
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I'm using that qoute on her indoors John .
Not that it will work but worth a try 😉
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Geoffdy wrote: Thu Mar 21 2024 12:35 -
HELP
Mine name is Geoff .and I have problem. Sobs 😭
Why is buying shiney lures so bloody addictive .
Do I need help .or just keep doing it . :laughs:
I'm not as bad I used to be, but do still keep adding to the collection. You know when you are beyond help when the knock on the door comes, and you don't even remember ordering them. Happened to me a few times, late night browsing, a few G&Ts and... I even have a L... URE number plate on the Quattro. LOL.
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I have an equally bad addiction to buying Pike Floats on top of lures!
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Perhaps we should start pike fisher self help group for addicts 😆
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It's game fishing too. Got sucked into fly fishing last year. Spent more time buying stuff than using it..... Need a bigger shed now. Which in turn will sit next to the little boat I got so I could reach the local perch in the middle of the loch this summer.
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Anyone got more than £25'000 of lures or do I need to keep going
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Well Steve you have given me something to Aim for 😆
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Steve Le maitre wrote: Thu Mar 21 2024 20:35 -
Anyone got more than £25'000 of lures or do I need to keep going
Keep going.
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Thats impressive Steve! Great effort
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Chico 48 PAC wrote: Thu Mar 21 2024 21:13 -
Steve Le maitre wrote: Thu Mar 21 2024 20:35 -
Anyone got more than £25'000 of lures or do I need to keep going
Keep going.
You're just dipping your toe in the water Steve... :laughs:
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I know a man who buys more lures in the US than the Americans do. :laughs:
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I often find a lure I like or have some success with, then need to buy it in different colours and sizes.

Although so far I’ve managed to resist buying another Miuras Mouse after losing the 2 I had to snags recently.
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It gets worse (or the lure market widens considerably) if you diversify into Bass, Stripers, Tuna and other overseas exotics. Bass fishing becomes particularly expensive when jigging snaggy terrain, resulting in multiple repeat orders of your killing soft plastic and jig combo. This kind of “essential”/replacement shopping is no longer fun!
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I’ve toned the lures down a bit now.

The biggest weakness for me is reels. Buy one Exist and it’s nice to use. Add a second and then everything else becomes horrible in comparison…and I’ve got too many set ups for it to not get silly :laughs:
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Chico 48 PAC wrote: Thu Mar 21 2024 22:14 -
I know a man who buys more lures in the US than the Americans do. :laughs:
I take it easy these days. Not bought one for 4 hours. :grin:
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andrew_nagel wrote: Thu Mar 21 2024 23:24 -
Chico 48 PAC wrote: Thu Mar 21 2024 22:14 -
I know a man who buys more lures in the US than the Americans do. :laughs:
I take it easy these days. Not bought one for 4 hours. :grin:
You be careful, cold turkey is a terrible thing!
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