Chum fly pattern anyone?

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  1. Caveman

    Caveman Member

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    wow, great info. Thanks a lot.

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  2. Birdsnest

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    Jerry, do you swing that fly or fish it under an indicator? Anybody have any thoughts on which is more effective for chums?
     
  3. Jerry Daschofsky

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    I swing it on a short leader on a sinktip (usually a type III). Those eyes aren't that heavy, so more turn the fly over (putting the hookpoint up) then drop it like a rock.

    Both would be effective for chums (say if you use heavier lead eyes with a floating line/indicator). I just hate casting heavily weighted flies, so prefer the sinktip method over chuck and duck.
     
  4. sturgeon crazy

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    My favorite fly is a green G-string. I tied these commercially for Alaska for years but never seen any down here ever. Ask any fly shop for them and you will get a funny look. I would tie about 10,000 a year in pink (silvers) and green (chums). I started fishing them on the Kilchis and was amazed at how far fish would move for them, sometimes having multiple fish race to get it. It is extremely easy to tie once you figure it out. I don't have a picture but there is one I tied in the most recent chum fly swap gallery, it is on the far right in the first row. AWESOME FLY.
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  5. Daryle Holmstrom

    Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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    Give us a little tutorial on to tying the sequins, the rest is easy.

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  6. sturgeon crazy

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    search g-string for step by step instructions I have previously done.
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