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

I have an 8 wieght rod and several sparsley tied chartruse flies.

what kind of line should i use for fishing for staging chums from the beach and what type of leader and tippet setups do people reccommend ?

I have some 20 lb tippet right now, will that suffice ?

I am open to suggestions
Yeah man, straight 20 is probs more than enough. They aren't that leader shy I find. I use a floating outbound with a tip of T-whatever-you-want.
Then again, what I use some people might cringe at- everyone has their own set ups!

zen leecher aka bill w

born to work, forced to fish
I wouldn't use 20 lb tippet for chums if your backing is 20 lb test also. You might want to break the chum off without the potential of losing the fly line. 10 or 12 lb test tippet is sufficient.


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Most estuaries I frequent are fairly shallow and in general a slower retrieve is better for chum so a floater is usually my line of choice. As for leader I will use straight 15 lb maxima. Have fun!


Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater
Floater of slow intermediate in the salt.
I like to use 12 lb test since you will occasionally foul hook one and it easier to point the rod at them and snap then off.


Left handed Gemini.
I wouldn't use anything over 15 too hard to break off and anything higher I don't think allows your fly to swim realistically
A floating line is great because your retrieve will need to be very slow. Use 12 pound tippet because it is strong enough to put some heat on the fish but still peel out when a fish runs.

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