Bringing in the Chum season...

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  1. mtskibum16

    mtskibum16 Active Member

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    On a single hander? I'd think that band is closer to 12" from the butt (pulling a number out of my ass).
    Edit: I was refering to the colored stripes directly in front of the grip. It occured to me maybe you were talking about the wider band with a different coating further up. Either way, it was a nice fish ;)
     
  2. Nick Clayton

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    If I had to guess I would say somewhere around 31-33", but that's just a guess. I suppose I could be more scientific and take some measurements on my rod if I was that worried about it, but I'm fine with a guestimate. Was a hell of a hot fish that put a huge smile on my face, that's all I can say for sure. I hope to find his brothers tonight/this weekend!
     
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    I hope to find his BIG brothers ;) A fresh 11-12ish lb fish really gave me a run, and that leaves me wondering what a fresh 20lb fish is going to be like!?
     
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    Exactly!!! I hooked one that may have gone 15 lbs, and he made short work of me. I honestly don't know what I'd do with a 20 lbs + fish.... I don't think I'd be able to stop it no matter what I did. But boy would it be fun trying!
     
  5. Pat Lat

    Pat Lat Mad Flyentist

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    by the way was that a sound or hood canal fish?
     
  6. Nick Clayton

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    It was a canal fish.

    I'm digging this color combo tonight. Hopefully the nets will leave a fish or two to show it too

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  7. skyrise

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    any of you guys land a Chum around 20lbs?
    don't see to many of those any more.
     
  8. fish-on

    fish-on Waters haunt me....

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    They're still around, quite few nowadays though. Fishing buddy landed one yesterday, big ole buck. An hour later, I got lucky and got one. Other than that, the fish are averaging 10 lbs or so..
     

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