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Been fishing all day today (bait, sorry). Sat here in my command centre, watching 'Back to the Future II", drinking some beautiful Real Ale !! Anyway, a knock on the door, and my neighbour handed me a parcel that got delivered earlier today while i was out . . . . . . (sorry, couldnt be arsed to go get my camera, so just used the camphone) . . . . . .



Colour looks different in the flesh, still nice though . . . anyone used one . . . ??

The Saint convinced me on the s/p's . . .

 

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Quite right, it's an Anthrax, it's my first one, as soon as i saw it i knew that i had to have one !! I'm thinking that i can use the Anthrax in a very similar way to a Z-Claw ????
 

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I've got one of them.

Had a few goes with it but I lack confidence in top water lures so I have not caught yet.

It's got some weird action and makes a lot of noise. Should be good!!
 

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An anthrax and some spindle worms........building up supplies for next year Si :lol: :lol:

The anthrax has a tremendous action on the surface......your gonna luv it more than your z claw mate, put money on it :eek:
 

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An anthrax and some spindle worms........building up supplies for next year Si :lol: :lol:

The anthrax has a tremendous action on the surface......your gonna luv it more than your z claw mate, put money on it :eek:
Yep, building the armoury. Are you talking about the Anthrax from experience ??? You used one ?? I must admit that i have found myself fondling it excessively . . . . i think i'm in love :shock: !!
 

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Just a quick word of advice on Spindleworms, be very very careful on how you store them -- they need to be kept seperate and in single hard compartment storage box. If you are going to use lead nails in them only fit them at the time of fishing as the worms tend to split if the nails are fitted a couple of days prior to fishing.
 

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The Squid said:
Just a quick word of advice on Spindleworms, be very very careful on how you store them -- they need to be kept seperate and in single hard compartment storage box. If you are going to use lead nails in them only fit them at the time of fishing as the worms tend to split if the nails are fitted a couple of days prior to fishing.
NIce 1. Thanks Squid. I'll be sure to follow that advice.
 

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Simon you are turning into a tackle shop owners best mate! You'll need a bigger bag for next season with all this gear (an excuse for more shopping??). WIll be interested to see how that plug works though. More SP's? You haven't used the others you have yet!
 

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Simon you are turning into a tackle shop owners best mate! You'll need a bigger bag for next season with all this gear (an excuse for more shopping??). WIll be interested to see how that plug works though. More SP's? You haven't used the others you have yet!
Tim . . . . you can't take it with you !!!!!
 

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Lewisman said:
Griff said:
Simon you are turning into a tackle shop owners best mate! You'll need a bigger bag for next season with all this gear (an excuse for more shopping??). WIll be interested to see how that plug works though. More SP's? You haven't used the others you have yet!
Tim . . . . you can't take it with you !!!!!
It's totally addicitve and a passion isn't it? Also, it's sooooooo nice to be able to freely say you like buying and collecting lures (no matter the cost) on here without the certain same old numbnuts coming out saying "I'd never spend £25 on a lure. You only need a Toby and an Abu Tormentor to catch big fish. These Japanese lures are designed to lure the fisherman not the fish" :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:

That may well be the case, but I like it! Some people collect stamps for goodness sake. Now when did you last hear of a penny black with a wagasaki effect catch a lunker? It rarely happens.

I've never once read a post from a lure connoisseur belittling those who don't spend more than a tenner on a plug, but the other way round? Loads of times.

Look at Mr Fish, he has access to all the lures in the world, but he still gets a twitch downstairs when he sees a new beauty which looks like it might be a real bass magnet.

Off topic I know. Sorry but it just gets my goat a little.
 

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You are not off topic in my opinion Bassorama. We're talking about Pluggers-Anonymous !! The ability to accept that we love things shiny that come through the post !! & i agree, i have only ever seen the grief going one-way. The myth that people who love expensive rods & expensive plugs berate those that want to fish with more basic rods & basic lures . . is just that . . . a myth . . . i've never seen it!!
 

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I have bought a few in the past purely because they looked stunning. Some are only allowed to go swimming over nice sand as well. Its almost like a hobby in itself. I get so excited when I get the package through the post
 

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Bloody-nora Spitty !!! Was that just one order ?????

Yes i have OUI'd twice (ordered while under the influence) - 600 quid of hards and 300 of softs to show for it lol (when I orderde the softs they called me on a Sunday to make sure I wasnt totally insane lol)
 

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Lewisman said:
Bloody-nora Spitty !!! Was that just one order ?????

Yes i have OUI'd twice (ordered while under the influence) - 600 quid of hards and 300 of softs to show for it lol (when I orderde the softs they called me on a Sunday to make sure I wasnt totally insane lol)

Awsome orders!! I do hope that you did indeed confirm that you are totally insane !!!!!! What the hell do you keep all your lures in?????

I had a lucky escape in Jersey this year . . . i went out there having just been paid a bonus, and just '1' Bass would've resulted in a Red Rod . . . . . but a blankety-blank-cheque-book-&-pen resulted in just filling my boots on lures instead!!!
 

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I have bought a few in the past purely because they looked stunning. Some are only allowed to go swimming over nice sand as well. Its almost like a hobby in itself. I get so excited when I get the package through the post
"In Japan, each retail fishing tackle shop has a small "reserved room" behind the counter, with special items not put out on the floor. In some cases, this is a small but special merchandise show room, or it could simply be an area or shelf sequestered behind a curtain. For a special customer, the shop owner may decide to bring out a tray of some special and hard-to-get lures (or it could even be special rods, reels or other tackle of extraordinary quality), and the privileged customer may be able to admire but only buy one of the items at that time. It is something of an honor and a sign of appreciation for the store proprietor to extend this courtesy to a customer.

At home, it is not uncommon for a devout Japanese bass angler to have a sacred kind of fishing corner in his house. It is just a small space where his rods, reels, lures, tackle bag, fishing vest or jacket, hat and other accessories are prepared and laid out in this special corner in a befitting manner when he is not using them. A sort of a shrine to fishing? Yes, I think so. His corner may contain photos, a lucky lure or other special object like that. In this way, no matter what else goes on in his life, his fishing corner remains tranquil and always ready. One look at it brings back the many memories his fishing corner holds of fish and friends past...and it holds his wishes of fishes yet to come in his future.

Lures, of course, are an important part of this. After all, it is the lure that the fish dreams to bite. The fish hasn't any interest whatsoever in the rod, reel, line, fishing vest, patches, hat, tackle bag, boat, motor, trailer, electronics or tow rig. All necessary? Surely. Yet the fish dreams of the lure alone, and the fish honors the manufacturer who made it and honors the angler who presents this lure to the fish in the manner that is befitting for the fish to bite it.

The moment when the fish is lured and played...when the hook's hold is removed from his lip...when the man grasps an astonishingly fine fish in his hand. He respects it, thanks it for making the dream his reality, and returns it carefully back to its life. The man and the fish have both been set free. Time and life's troubles do not exist at that moment. It is the moment that fishing means. It is the moment that lives forever - never to be forgotten, never to be excused, confused or compromised by anything else - in the angler's sacred fishing corner of his mind.

Actually, some US anglers do something quite similar. Indeed, it is common for American anglers to also fondly display their favorite tackle, memorable photos or killer lures in a special area or arrangement in the family den, on the mantelpiece or wherever. Although we don't quite think of it in terms of a shrine, it's a respectful display of fishing gear put up in the special spot each fisherman reserves for his stuff. No one else in the family dares touch it. It's all perfectly ready and waiting for the next trip. We may take out one or two killer lures to honor, displaying them in clear sight to remind us of what each one has caught us and what each one is yet to catch. We dream. It is the same dream as all anglers worldwide"


Here, in the UK we like to get absolutely bladdered, surf the net and spend next years family fortnight in Spain on some soft and hard plastics. This is how we show our appreciation and respect to the fish. Hic.
 

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Bassorama said:
Sleep1981 said:
I have bought a few in the past purely because they looked stunning. Some are only allowed to go swimming over nice sand as well. Its almost like a hobby in itself. I get so excited when I get the package through the post


Here, in the UK we like to get absolutely bladdered, surf the net and spend next years family fortnight in Spain on some soft and hard plastics. This is how we show our appreciation and respect to the fish. Hic.


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Quality post !!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
 

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We spend enough time in work, if you want to spend money on plugs, reels, rods its your choice. Keep spending and pushing the boundaries.
 
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