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How many of you feel a special bond with your fishing tackle? What is it
that makes those small pieces of shiny metal, plastic and hooks so
attractive and comforting? When I'm feeling down or upset, whether
it's raining or snowing, one look to my tackle box and all is
forgotten. I'm a self-confessed "tackle junkie," and I say that with
My friendship with fishing lures started many moons ago, when, as a
young child I used to lay on my bed and stare at my opened tackle
box. While most children were busy playing games in the street, I
lay transfixed on "my new best friend," visions of jumping bass and
musky running through my head. I still remember carefully washing
each and every lure, somehow hoping that the gullible fish would be
more attracted to the shiny chrome and metal pieces, much in the
same fashion that I was.
The fixation on tackle has stayed with me over the years, the only
difference being that I now have a whole lot more to admire.
Adulthood brought surplus money, which, for a tackle junkie can mean
a quick fix for a never-ending addiction. Instead of sitting at
home, open fishing magazine in hand, secretly wishing I had all of
the newest lures, I now could buy them, and buy them I did!
Walking through a tackle store is like walking through a field of
dreams. Minutes turn into hours, and if possible, days could surely
turn into weeks. I prowl the aisles like a man on a mission,
searching for the "perfect" lure that will bring unlimited fish to
my awaiting net. I caress the rods and reels as if they are fine
jewelry, peering into the wallet to see if I have the funds needed
to make another addition to my already growing family. (Even if I
don't, I somehow always manage to find a way!)
Tackle certainly does have a way of attracting fishermen before it
attracts the fish. With so many colours and styles to choose from,
we all believe that in order to be successful, we better have one of
each tucked away neatly in our box. And you know what, we probably
do. That's what makes fishing so special - the hope, the wish and
the dream to catch that next big fish. When you're alone in your
boat, it's just you and your tackle. And therein lies an important
message: without tackle, we wouldn't be able to pursue the sport we
all love. Tackle and fish are two variables that need to exist in
order to make the equation work. And it's the fantasy of collecting
tackle that gives each of us hope to fish another day.
So, you're probably asking yourself whether or not you may be a
tackle junkie? If you can't raise your hand for any of these
questions, chances are you're just like me - a true, dye-in-the-wool
How many of you had ever heard of "chartreuse" before joining the
ranks of fishing? Or for that matter, "june bug?" Do you know what a
swivel is? Or perhaps "scent impregnated?" ����..I thought so -
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