Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by Ed Call, Sep 17, 2010.
Coming Soon to an estuary or river system near you...are you ready? Is your gear ready?
Well, I'm ready to greet them in the "S" rivers come November. Still have plenty of leaders tied-up from last year, and an 8 wt they can try to break. No chumly for me last year. Rumor has it the runs are better opposite of Pink years. Hope so.
I'm really hoping to get after some chums this year. I had planned on it last year, but it just never worked out. Plus I never really new where to chase them in this area, other than Chico. That reminds me, I may have to look for a new reel for my 8 wt soon.
REALLY looking forward to chums this year, but still looking for an 8wt. anyone target chums from a boat in the salt?
i got an 8wt and submitted application to baker
I was born ready! Got my 10 wt single and 10/11 15' spey for dem sucka's!
I'm almost ready. Still waiting for the boat to get done but it should be any day now. I'll have a seat or two when it's back in the shed. I have my 9 wt. ready to fish and I'm tying flies today.
Bring 'em on! Last year I kind of tanked on the chum, so I'm hoping this year will be different. I was wondering if it had to do with the flooding we had a few years ago? I haven't fished for these guys out of Seattle (moved up from Oly), so if anyone wants to take me out to a chum spot or two, I'm buying beers!
I've never fished for salmon with a fly rod- do y'all think using a 6wt for chums is too optimistic?
I don't think a 6wt is the best tool for the job. If you go that light you had better have a good warranty. That is just my two cents.
IMHO yes, you are being too optimistic. I think most folks consider an 8 wt at risk if they are not careful. There will be other opinions.
Welcome to the forum!
Thanks for the input and the welcome, guys. I figured as much... guess I'll just have to get two new rods. That's more important than rent, right?
I've caught many chum on my TFO 7wt, but I wouldn't go to a 6wt. Makes a big difference if your in a river or the salt too. And for those that think I played them too long, I didn't. Just gave the rod a GOOD work out!!
I too have caught many chummies on my 7wt TFO. I'd rather be using an 8wt but I don't have one.
I plan to fish the local estuary from my little boat this year to avoid the crowds. I'll have an extra seat when the time comes.