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Nice haul !!!...i was there too and hit the berkley bin too,and grabbed about 8 of them. :clapping: ..and got some fireline as well, man it sure was hot in there today,i left around 1pm couldnt take it anymore,but i did ok,and got what i wanted too !!!!!....cheers :thumbsup_anim::Gonefishing:

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I spent 4 hours there. It's impossible to just go in for a few minutes. I didn't even check out the tank or seminars either. The catfish samples were good. Should've gotten some of that hotsauce. Yummy.

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I still got money and I think I should go back and get more stuff.

Terry was talking about going this weekend.

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Oh Yeah, the Spring Fleecing at Bass Pro!!!

I walked out $250 lighter. A pair of pants and a shirt for under $40, a new tackle box to replace my old one that was falling apart, a good deal at another $40, a PFD for myself and one for my daughter, some Trilene in 4,6, and 8lb test, a couple of X-Raps, a Bionic Bucktail.........Jeez, I needed a shopping cart.

It was great meeting The Next Bite crew, I spent a fair bit of time talking to Pete Maina and Gary Parsons. They're a great bunch of guys, easy to talk to and very willing to help with some tips and ideas on techniques. If only I could watch their show, the magazine is great.

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Was I the only one scouring the parking lot looking for a shopping cart :lol: I did find one eventually - man what a crowd. Few things I came for were out of stock such as the Berkeley Gulp Alive spray, but got most of what I wanted. Now hoping the items catch the fish like they caught me!!

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I can't wait to get in there... Ill be there on the afternoon of the 14th... I sure do hope theres inventory left.. you guys are gonna get it all!!!

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I was there yesterday too, although I wouldn't know anyone from the board (except father of 3) if I fell over them. I keep an eye out for an OFC hat or shirt,whether there or at a fishing show etc but haven't seen one yet. I was at a show at one of the warehouses I buy from and was going right by on the way home,plus my uncle who came with me had never been there, so I just had to stop ...... you know LOL. I bought five packs of plastics (two yum shakey worms,one Yum ribbon tail, one blue/white tubes,one Zoom white trick worms) ,two lures (super spot and a popper) and two packs of Gamakatsu offset worm hooks and came out for $ twenty two something tax in.You gotta like it! I would have bought a bit more,but half the stuff I went in for they had already sold out of. I guess half a deal is better than no deal. I also stopped off in Burlington and got some hand tied jigs on the way but we'll leave that until tonight when I can post pics. These things are beautiful.

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Took me til 5pm Saturday to drag Hubby out to Bass Pro. Already big holes in the shelves then. We likely would've wasted a couple hundred $$ if they'd had stock, but walked out with a total bill well under $50.

 

I'll likely be heading down by myself just for the seminars on the 14th.

 

Did anybody else get slimed by closed buckets of Gulp! Alive! minnows? I was excited about trying them, until I realized how much time I'd spend scrubbing that stuff out of car and boat upholstry.

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I just got back from my annual Bass Pro Spring shopping spree and I actually spent less than I normally do.

 

To my surprise that had a lot of Shimano gear on sale, I went specifically to purchase a Cumara rod and then I noticed they had Crucial`s on sale so I picked up a nice dropshot rod for 50 bucks off. The Crucial was 139 and the Cumara was 269. I just could not justify spending 130 more for the Cumara.

Also picked up some tubes at 4 bags for 10 bucks,some x-raps,gulp minnows,assorted hooks etc. at pretty good prices.

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There deals are so hard to resist sometimes. I try not to buy too much there, but on the weekend I walked away with a few too many lures.

 

I have too many lures that have been on the waiting list for close to a year due to sales such as this. Some of the poor lures I purchased at bass pro this past weekend may not even get upgraded to permanent tackle box status till next year. Forget about getting any water time.

 

There must be a scientific name for it, but I do get a brief high when I purchase all these lures. It lasts usually until the visa bill arrives.

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I don't get to Bass Pro Shops very often because it's a 8-900 mile round trip for me but I always have a good time in there. What I like about the place aside from the fact that they have a lot of product at reasonable prices is that the place is also a tourist attraction. If I happen to be in there with someone who's not into fishing, there's all kinds of other things for them to check out. There's also always a very good chance you'll run into an OFNer or two.

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nice looking loot! I'm just not sure about the hat, why pay to advertise for them? they should be giving those things away

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I just got back from my annual Bass Pro Spring shopping spree and I actually spent less than I normally do.

 

To my surprise that had a lot of Shimano gear on sale, I went specifically to purchase a Cumara rod and then I noticed they had Crucial`s on sale so I picked up a nice dropshot rod for 50 bucks off. The Crucial was 139 and the Cumara was 269. I just could not justify spending 130 more for the Cumara.

Also picked up some tubes at 4 bags for 10 bucks,some x-raps,gulp minnows,assorted hooks etc. at pretty good prices.

That's an excellent price on the crucial dropshot. I bought one last year (at the regular price) and it's been great. You'll love it.

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I just got back from my annual Bass Pro Spring shopping spree and I actually spent less than I normally do.

 

To my surprise that had a lot of Shimano gear on sale, I went specifically to purchase a Cumara rod and then I noticed they had Crucial`s on sale so I picked up a nice dropshot rod for 50 bucks off. The Crucial was 139 and the Cumara was 269. I just could not justify spending 130 more for the Cumara.

Also picked up some tubes at 4 bags for 10 bucks,some x-raps,gulp minnows,assorted hooks etc. at pretty good prices.

 

After reading your post it makes me feel good for shopping at my local tackle shop. I managed to get a Cumara rod from them last year with tax for less than what I see Bass Pro has it for.

 

A couple of weekends back when I was at Lebaron I was looking for the Cumara to see what their price was. They had none that I could see. However they did have the Crucial dropshot rod on for roughly $160.00. Add that with the no tax deal they had going on, I couldn't pass it up. It will be interesting to see the difference between these two rods as they are the same specs.

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