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Posted 21 March 2007 - 06:01 AM
well guys my lures passed the ultmate test yesterday. they caught fish!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! that made all the work and re doing and re painting worth while. i just cannot quit , i even wake up in the middle of the night with ideas and color schemes. is this normal?????
Posted 21 March 2007 - 06:55 AM
Thats pretty normal IMO. Keep a sketchbook & pencil on the nite stand, it helps greatly in case you fall back asleep and the ideas get lost. The bride isnt too crazy about the lights being turned on at 4 AM, but she gets over it. Congrats on the catching part also, makes the hand & mental labor worthwhile.
Posted 21 March 2007 - 07:30 AM
I think you have the same illness that many of us have. I am not sure if it has a clinical name yet, but if someone has been diagnosed with it please let us know. If there is not a name for it yet then I think we need to come up with a name. Any Ideas?
Doesn't it feel great when the fish like one of your baits and everything seems to be going your way.
I'm not sure if it is an illness after all. It seems more like a therapy, but that might be a side effect of the illness.
What causes it? Is it an endorphin rush, the saw dust, epoxy and solvents? I think it comes before the epoxy and solvents but I don't know what it is.
Posted 21 March 2007 - 07:35 AM
its called fi####is. congrats its a good feeling eh.. now you need to advance to the next level.
Posted 21 March 2007 - 08:42 AM
It is absolutely normal for a crankbait maker to be an abnormal person. My wife, my colleagues, have already noticed that.
For a few months now, I was unable to finish some work I have to do, to win some extra money, because when I go home from my job, I cannot think of anything else but crankbaits. I may have a severe form of this ilness which has not been baptized by doctors yet.
So it seems you are at the beginning of your ilness devlopement. Be aware, the worse has not come yet
Posted 21 March 2007 - 10:50 AM
We call it "Lure- Itis", a degenerative, inflammatory condition caused by synapse mis-firings in the creative regions of the brain. The condition typically worsens over time. Some of the associated spin-off conditions of the disease are EWS (empty wallet syndrome), ventilator face, splinters, hand arthritis, ect...there are no known cures, however temporary relief can be found with on the water treatment. The prognosis is bleak and usually terminal.
Speaking of, I've gotta get back to fostering my illness, peace.
Posted 21 March 2007 - 10:08 PM
Hey Snooter, I'm with Rofish on this one. You are only in the early stages or you wouldn't be waking up in the middle of the night. As the sickness progresses you usually find yourself forgetting to go to bed at all, like me
Congrats on the catch, there's nothing like it!
Posted 21 March 2007 - 10:14 PM
Good job catching fish on your lures, i hope thie same works out for me.
I have dreams about what colors,blades,beads, etc. i am going to make my bucktails out of/
My girlfriend thinks im nuts.