Chum Fry Patterns?

Discussion in 'Patterns' started by mdjm66, Feb 25, 2005.

  1. mdjm66 Member

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    Cloverdale, BC
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    Hi there:

    I have been browsing the patterns and there are some amazing tyers on this site.

    I am going to be chasing some cutthroat on Sunday, and rumor has it, with the warm weather that the chum fry are starting to emerge.
    Anyone care to share a pattern or two with us?

    I would post pics of my patterns, but, the ole digital does not have a macro setting :(

    Thanks in advance

  2. Bill Douglas blue collar dirtbag

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    Olympia, Washington, USA.
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    Look up Bob Triggs' chum baby pattern on this site. It is a simple and straightforward fly to tie. It works too!
  3. Preston Active Member

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    If you have an opportunity to get a peek at Thomas P. Quinn's new book, The Behavior and Ecology of Pacific Salmon and Trout (U of W Press, 2005, I just received a review copy yesterday, I'm not sure it's in the stores yet), take a look at the photos of both pink and chum fry. It gives a good idea of the right colors and proportions. I haven't had time to do more than flip through it yet, but it looks very interesting.
  4. mr trout Trevor Hutton

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    That book is in the University Bookstores. I went to the launch of the book, and he gave a great talk about how much there is still yet to be learned on the subject. But yes... great pictures, and a good (albeit a little dry) book!