Bringing in the Chum season...

Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by kylesw, Oct 16, 2012.

  1. mtskibum16

    mtskibum16 Active Member

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    I've had some success with that fly too. Try pink tail, purple chenille, and chartreuse hackle. That's my favorite so far in that pattern.

    I also like the flashabou comets in Pacific Salmon 2 in the usual colors. The croft spider brought the biggest so far.

    I just tied up some turds tonight so we'll see how they do.
     
  2. Nick Clayton

    Nick Clayton Active Member

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    Spent the past hour tying up something similar. Flashabou body, ice dub, hackle. Was pretty money this evening.
     
  3. Stonefish

    Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

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    Nice work on the chumlies.
    Just have to ask, how does one go 3.5 for 6?
     
  4. kylesw

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    Haha well... I had my whole fly line reeled in and had just beached the fish at my feet when I broke off my fly and the fish promptly flopped back in the water. So I call it a "half-caught" fish, somewhere between an LDR and a full catch :D
     
  5. mtskibum16

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    Stonefish recommended this pattern color combo to me after Leland posted the chum turd. I tied some up last night so they aren't field tested yet, however Stonefish says it's his best color combo for chum so it must be good! :) Chum turd with purple tail, cerise body, and chartreuse head. Thanks Leland and SF!

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  6. Jeremy Floyd

    Jeremy Floyd fly fishing my way through life

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    call that one bloody stool?
     
  7. Jeremy Floyd

    Jeremy Floyd fly fishing my way through life

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    The most successful flies for chum that I used while guiding were; eggsucking white fly with purple and chartreuse, or black and purple.
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  8. Jason Rolfe

    Jason Rolfe Wanderer

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    Damn! I really need to get out! Work and life has been too much lately. Hopefully Saturday I can find some water and get some fishing done.

    The teeth are ridiculous on those things!

    J
     
  9. Nick Clayton

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    Nice fly Matt. What doggy could resist that?

    Do you just keep wrapping the chenille to build up that body?




     
  10. mtskibum16

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    I wondered how to get the tapered body too. Actually, I ended up tying the marabou up and over the eyes clouser style. Then I cut it off at an angle and when wrapped with thread it gives that tapered base to wrap the chenille over just normally. I also wondered about how to fill in all around the eyes. Well an extra wrap behind the eyes, then one angled across the top, then one really tight up in front of the eyes and the chenille fills it in nicely.
     
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  11. Nick Clayton

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    Did well this morning on this fly. Not the best picture but you get the idea. Many chummies approved this morning

    These fish are awesome. 2012-10-25_13-37-07_815.jpg 2012-10-25_08-58-11_62.jpg
     
  12. kylesw

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    Nice fish! I dig the flashy blue reel as well.
     
  13. Nick Clayton

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    I have to say I have been mighty impressed with this Redington Rise reel. I bought it during the silver season and it handled silvers no problem, but the chum have really put it to the test the past few days and so far its performed flawlessly. I'd highly recommended to anyone in the market for a reasonably priced reel
     
  14. Banzai

    Banzai FFing and VWs...Bugs & Bugs

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    Nice to run into you on the beach today Nick. I did manage a couple of hookups before I needed to head back to the kitchen.
     
  15. Nick Clayton

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    Nice job Gene. Glad you found some players. I'm looking forward to checking out your fly club in a couple weeks