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Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by Ed Call, Sep 17, 2010.

  1. Go Fish

    Go Fish Language, its a virus

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    I've caught lots of chumsters on my 696
    Sage RPL....never felt under gunned although
    a fighting butt would be nice. The fishing
    gods got me an 8 weight GLoomis (thanks BS) which I'll
    use this year for the doggies.
    Dave
     
  2. Peter Pancho

    Peter Pancho Active Member

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    I used a 6wt Ticrx w/fighting butt all last year and was the best dog year ever! I was too lazy to try to find an 8wt. I honestly tried to break my rod on those dogs and my rod kept coming back. The Ticrx is a seriously STRONG rod, but after about 2 minutes into the fight, it gets boring and you want to just get the fish in and try to catch another. With the 6wt it takes a while to bend the fish in, with an 8wt its half the effort. Going with the 8 wt this year.

    Check out the pic of the dog I got on my 6.. View attachment 34483
     
  3. Bob Jones

    Bob Jones Still truckless now farther away

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    I'm' ready and started tieing today, had some left. I sure could use a seat if they aren't alll spoken for. I've got to find my old pics to compare with new if any. I think that was before my digital in Oregon.
     
  4. bugwhippersnapper

    bugwhippersnapper New Member

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    That's a lot of really helpful input, all, really clears things up. I spoke with Jim at Patrick's and he strongly recommended an 8 for the salt, so looks like that's the way I'll go. My 4wt's a good rod, but I'm just askin to get bent over using it out there, in a couple ways.
     
  5. Jim Wallace

    Jim Wallace Smells like low tide.

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    OK, for those of you who need to see the backing on your reel, I'm giving up one good secret chum spot: Hwy 101 just N of the Skokomish River bridge. ;) If you can't get those chums crossing the hwy to bite, you might get an incidental hookup with an SUV or semi rig.:rofl:
    I'll probably have to drive up to the Canal or Sound for my fix, since the chum population has crashed hard out here on the coast in Grays Harbor and in Willapa Bay over the last few years.

    I need to get a reel and new line for my 8wt.
     
  6. PT

    PT Physhicist

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    I can wait. Why would anyone want the seasons to pass any quicker than they already do? Local steelhead are just starting to wake up, silvers are plentiful in certain rivers. I do have some latex gloves on hand for when I actually have to handle one of those nasty things;)
     
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    6 wt is really pushing it. I like the 8 but have been outgunned more than once.
     
  8. jcalderon

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    I would have a couple open seats for anyone interested in showing me the ropes in the salt.
     
  9. Go Fish

    Go Fish Language, its a virus

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    Peter is right, its fun for a while with a six weight
    but you want it over... to cast again. Since there
    were no chummies in my area last year it will be
    knuckle busting enjoyment. If you touch them you will
    become mutated and change into THEM
     
  10. ten80

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    One should really fish catch and release with the proper weight rod. Over-playing a fish on a 6wt is not doing the fish any favors. IMy 8/9wt switch that is a perfect chum weapon, might have to also put the 8wt spey to use.
     
  11. Go Fish

    Go Fish Language, its a virus

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    I've never had a Chum ask me for a favor.
     
  12. Yak

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    Hope they make a good showing this year.
     
  13. Jim Riggins

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    Ed, get a hold of me when they come in, me and my echo ion 8wt are ready! I'd love to break it on one of them.
     
  14. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Jim, I'll keep you posted. That Echo Ion 8wt will be fine, but your warranty will be nice to have just in case.
     
  15. Tyler Sadowski

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    Mumbles your clouding my vision of steels with big chums. I cant stand for this, we got at least a month and a half and now you already got my imagination going. Dam you now I can't concentrate. ;)