Waiting Period Chum

Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by mtskibum16, Oct 20, 2011.

  1. Mark Mercer

    Mark Mercer Member

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    A 7wt will work, but it takes forever to land the larger ones, hard on the fish and hard on you, a 8wt is ideal.
     
  2. skyrise

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    try Cerise/black/pink/green/purple with a cone head. make it jiggy .
    and scent. i know its fly fishing. but chums are very good smellers.
    shrimp scent.
    gear guys use prawn tails and kill em.
    i like cerise my self. and keep it in their nose. just keep it there.
     
  3. dryflylarry

    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    You are not a fly fisherman if you use scent!!! Sorry pal. Geesus...........
     
  4. kelvin

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    so Larry should I stop putting bacon drippings on my flies?
    no wonder I keep catching catfish
     
  5. dryflylarry

    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    Well, I suppose it could make good dry fly floatant!
     
  6. skyrise

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    well to bad.
    and if you use an indicator and split shot to fish with then your not a fly fisherman.
    boy you could nit pick that to death.
    get over it.
     
  7. mtskibum16

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    My buddy forgot some of his scent here after he visited. I'm not going to lie, I thought about putting some on my fly the other day when I couldn't get their attention. If I get another skunk day out there I probably will! haha
     
  8. Peter Pancho

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    Here is an update version of my "Dog Slayer" flies from a couple years ago for those of you who requested.
    I noticed using this type of body material increased hookups like mad compared to the floss body material in the previous pic, but noticed the chenille type material is a little less durable, but worth a massive increase in hookups.

    I suggest epoxying the head and super gluing the body before wrapping with material and use strong thread. I tied a couple dozen knowing how much the chums will destroy the fly. The pic shows shows a basic #6 trout fly due to its what I had lying around at the time. I would highly recommend the Mustad 50 pack box of black salmon hooks in size 6 and 4, they are cheap and will last a while.

    Tie LOTS of them with strong hooks,durable material,etc. Forget all the finesse and expensive fancy material and go to town and slay the dogs!
     
  9. Don Freeman

    Don Freeman Free Man

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    Valium seems to help.
     
  10. Metalonthefly

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    Chum Candy. Slow to No retrieve. Seriously, a deadrift can work well in the right current. The take is very subtle, but the fight is not.
     
  11. yellowlab

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    Firecracker anchovie under a slip bobber with 3/8th oz. of weight does the trick... I like full intermediate lines and small sparse tied clousers with bead chain eyes in green, pink, white, and tan with a green base body. Had a blast C&R-ing a few last week in Marine area 13.

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  12. Jim Mcallister

    Jim Mcallister AKA stillwater guy

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    depends on the size of fish .I prefure a 9 weight .Icaught my first dog of the year today and it was a handful at least.Thankgod for a good drag system
     
  13. Calico Keta

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    Those are very nice looking Chum Yellowlab.
     
  14. bentrod2

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    Does anyone know if the tribe will let beach fisherman have access to Chico Creek this year ?

    Thanks,

    Dan
     
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