what kinds of lines do people use for chums from the beach ?

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  1. Joepa

    Joepa Joe from PA

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    I use both a floater and clear intermediate. Primary line is the floater with a slightly weighted fly to get some vertical gig action, but I've found the clear intermediate with an unweighted fly can be the ticket when I'm not having luck with the floater. Not sure if it’s a line shadow thing or what, but it's a nice change up from the floater.
     
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    I really wish they'd start making clear floating lines in the popular integrated shooting head lines! I'd buy a couple today if they did!
     
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    troutdopemagic Active Member

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    What size flies are you guys throwing? I've never beach fished for chums before.
     
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    Puget Sound Pimp Banned or Parked

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    I throw size 2, 4, and 6
     
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    troutdopemagic Active Member

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    Thanks man
     
  6. Daryle Holmstrom

    Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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    There's a Chum season?
     
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    StarhopeLost21 New Member

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    Floaters work great with sparse flies as mentioned (weighted or unweighted) but if there is a lot of Bob Marley (salad) floating around a sinking line with a blood knot 4-5' up from the fly can be the difference between fish and no fish. Knot will collect the salad and not the fly on each retrieve. Don't be afraid to experiment too if there are other people around or they have been hammered.
     
  8. Beachmen

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    for a line. Airflo 40+ intermediate with the green head works great and cast great. that what i use. also 5 year warrenty. for tippet12-15lbs is fine. watch in shallow they can spook easy. also tie up some royal blue in the same patterns. if they stay away from chartreuse royal blue is a fantastic alternative.
     
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  9. FlyOnTheBeach

    FlyOnTheBeach formally FlyOnThe Beach

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    I use a Rio Outbound floater and a 8-12 foot leader of Maxima 10 lb test. I then use flies that are unweighted, light bead head and then heavy beadheaded (Depends on current, depth or how fast I am stripping). The less weight I have found is better.......less foul hookups. Remember to fish above or at fish level not under them.