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Is It Just Me........
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Posted 08 July 2010 - 07:21 PM
....or does your family and friends give you strange looks, laugh and make remarks when you tackle test. in the pool?
Posted 08 July 2010 - 07:32 PM
All i have to say is I make fishing lures and I get funny looks..... /boggle
Edited by atrophius, 08 July 2010 - 07:33 PM.
Posted 08 July 2010 - 09:52 PM
Yes it is quite embarrassing. I used to live in an apartment complex, with a communal pool. I always did my testing at 5 - 6am, before the natives arose. Still the security staff would come around to see what I was doing.
On a similar related note, I showed my wife my bullrider video, of a hunting lure in the pool. She watched it intensely twice, then asked me why I put fish in the swimming pool.
Posted 09 July 2010 - 01:36 AM
No, this has never happened to me.
The only logical explanation I can find for this is that I do not have access to a pool.
Posted 09 July 2010 - 01:50 AM
I get a lot of strange looks..............yea..........let's blame it on building lures
Posted 09 July 2010 - 02:11 AM
Its like having an unusual name. Everybody thinks they are ubber clever and the first one who ever thought of it when they say, " HYAH HYAH HYAH, Yew ain't ginna catch no fish in der!" Makes me glad I don't have to use the kiddy pool down at Kennedy park anymore.
Posted 09 July 2010 - 02:52 AM
My mom and girlfriend always laughed at me. There he goes again, trying to teach a peace of wood how to swimm. Until one time they were close enough to see what was going on in the water. It's swimming! It looks like a real fish, how do you do that!?
Posted 09 July 2010 - 05:22 AM
i feel kinda awkward walking down to the small local creek and casting into the on pool with 7-9 inch baits and a broom stick of a rod and reel.
Posted 09 July 2010 - 08:40 AM
Wish I had access to a pool for testing. I could deal with the funny looks.
Posted 09 July 2010 - 08:42 AM
I water test my lures at a local man-made pond that has bass, and is stocked with trout and catfish.
All the trout and catfish guys used to laugh at me, until I stuck a 5lber on a walking bait I was testing.
But, to answer your question, yes, it is just you.
Posted 09 July 2010 - 09:01 AM
I'm lucky enough to live adjacent to a conservation area with a pond a couple hundred yards from my back door. Like Zoran, I used to feel a bit strange heading down there to test my models, and I'd wait until nobody was around; now I've gotten to the point where I enjoy tossing a three-ounce tin into a quiet pool and watching the largemouths flee for their lives. I'm just living for the moment when somebody sees me nail a five-pound pickerel on one of my striper lures. (hey, it could happen) That ought to be enough to get the grapevine buzzing for a while.
Mark, you beat me to it! That must have been hilarious. Gotta wonder if it started a stampede to the local tackle shops.
Edited by Peterjay, 09 July 2010 - 09:05 AM.
Posted 09 July 2010 - 12:15 PM
I test my baits at a small public lake and I still get all kinds of questions as most people haven't seen big swimbaits.
Posted 09 July 2010 - 12:42 PM
Its only a problem for me when I hook little kids!
Posted 09 July 2010 - 02:43 PM
If you think regular lures are bad you should build a rat bait. Of course thier's also the comments about "building my fish (swimbaits) a home (paint booth)".
Posted 09 July 2010 - 08:36 PM
Hope your practicing "catch and release" when you snag those kids.
Posted 10 July 2010 - 08:23 AM
Come on up here and I'll show you where you can do your testing on obnoxious tourists. Also, most folks around here would have no objection if you want to fillet your catch.
Posted 11 July 2010 - 12:43 AM
The heck with them. I am "who I am" and like what I do. I am the lure building man that only a fisherman can understand!!! God made me who I am: and that is beyond ALL understanding. I'm proud to be ME!!
Posted 11 July 2010 - 01:00 AM
The closest lakes to me all have big pike or stocked muskies in 'em, so I never get funny looks testing lures. Heck, even snot rocket pike will attempt to eat magnum sized musky swimbaits.
Posted 11 July 2010 - 09:18 PM
I just get the wierd looks at the local golf course pond. Even had a guy think I caught a fish when it really was just a big muskie lure.
Posted 12 July 2010 - 08:06 AM
I'm always amused when kids, and even parents, think I've caught a fish, when it's just a lure I'm testing.
When they stock the trout in our local pond, the cormorants and ospreys always seem to appear out of nowhere, and zero in for a feed.
If I happen to be there, the ospreys will hover and dive on my lures. It's fun, as long as I snatch them away before they get eaten.
I admit I have enjoyed "teasing" them, and any people around at that time enjoy it, too.
The way they setup for a dive and then plunge down toward the lure, is fascinating.
I was fishing a lake in our area, and a hawk was hovering in the wind, watching a trout that was in a shallow pocket.
That bird made half a dozen approaches, and aborted them, before he finally had the trout lined up, and then he dove down and served himself lunch.