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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

• Bait Monkey Found Me In Detroit

It all started when I received an email from Bass Pro Shops about the Thanksgiving sales going on. I noticed a rod/reel combo that to me, looked like an awesome deal. I had a feeling it was a location specific item, but since there is a BPS about 30 minutes north of here, I decided to venture out into the horrible rainy weather we're having and try to find this reel. Yes, I'm being hush hush about the combo because I want to make sure I'm able to get one. Once I know it's secure, I'll talk about it. No telling who reads this stuff ya know. Anyway, I found the store and walked over to the reel counter. The guy said they didn't have it. I asked some questions about what additional specs the reel might have and what rod might be comparable to the one in this limited edition combo. He was very helpful, but since the reel wasn't there and I still had time to kill, I started looking around at other things.

I stopped myself before things got out of hand, but I walked out with some 8lb test Pline CXX, a 1/2oz red/black BPS Enticer jig, a 1/4oz black jitterbug, a 3/8oz weedless jitterbug, a spare Plano 3771 stow-away tray for my tackle box, and for my mother, a 1/4oz green/black spotted jitterbug and frog pattern tiny torpedo. Some of those are hard to find back home and you can't beat a 6 percent sales tax compared to 9 percent at home either.

So that means eventually there will be a review on here for Pline CXX and maybe one for the enticer jig. I'll probably add to the jitterbug post once spring rolls around and I can go back to topwater lures. If I can get someone back home to buy the rod/reel combo for me, you'll see a review on that too.

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