Bringing in the Chum season...

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

  1. Nick Clayton

    Nick Clayton Active Member

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    Here's a little better picture of one I just tied.

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  2. Jason Rolfe

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    Love how sparse that fly is. Nice and simple.
     
  3. mtskibum16

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    I'm going to tie some of those babies up tonight for this weekend.
     
  4. SaltyCutt

    SaltyCutt Beach Bum

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    Yes! Great fly's, I'll be adding to my chum flies for next week!
     
  5. skyrise

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    love to see the new ties you guys are doing. wheres the PINK ??
    man ya gotta have the pink/cerise. or not.
    go with what works. love those doggies.
     
  6. mtskibum16

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    The one I posted had cerise. I do need more patterns with it though.
     
  7. Pat Lat

    Pat Lat Mad Flyentist

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    Dude, nick, thats a nice fish man how long was it?
     
  8. Nick Clayton

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    Not too sure. I didn't take a measurement, just a quick pic and it was on his way. That was the hottest of many fish that morning. I'm guessing around 11-12 lbs, and quite fresh.... but not too sure on the length.
     
  9. Pat Lat

    Pat Lat Mad Flyentist

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    well if your rod is set up like mine that band above your grip is about 20-22ish inches, if so that fish is prob about 36-38 inches, again nice fish man!
     
  10. mtskibum16

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    Looks very similar to one I caught, and one my father in law caught the other day. They were 11-12 lbs and taped 31 inches from the nose to the middle of the fork of the tail.
     
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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 ;)
     
  12. 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!?
     
  14. Nick Clayton

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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!
     
  15. Pat Lat

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    by the way was that a sound or hood canal fish?