Fishing the Chum Turd?

#4
The turd performed quite well for me and some of the guys I chased chum with this past fall. I found most success when casting to schools of fish...cast ahead to intercept the fish, and then an ultra slow retrieve as they drew near would often draw a strike.

Played around a lot with colors. Personally I had my best results with a purple tail, chartreuse body, and a cerise head.

Hope this helps a bit.
 

Dave Boyle

Active Member
#7
I've a dumb Q since I looked it up and found the tying of a chartruese chum turd, BTW should it be shatruese for a turd? Anyway, is the 'head' by the bead chain eyes towards the tail or by the hook eye? I doubt it matters too much and I should expt regardless. There's still plenty of time to tie up a decent variety of flies. A great tie in terms of simplicity, even easier than a clouser and definitely 'fishy', well pedantically speaking really 'shrimpy' looking.

Cheers,

Dave

PS FYI Alex, in a past life I used to diagnose diarrheal diseases in a clinical laboratory, you would not believe the color spectrum of turd specimens I processed, bright orange to fluoro green, I shit you not :) Made me wonder what the hell some folks were eating. Definitely work not to be done with a bad hangover; we used to get sent stuff in safeway bags, jam jars you name it, some were truly disgusting :eek:
 

Stonefish

Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater
#8
Purple tail, cerise body and green head turd. All I know is that shit works.
Fish it on a floater or slow sink intermediate with a long leader and slow strip.
There are going to be lots of great salt fish to catch this summer before you'll need to break out the chumlie turds.
 

Dave Boyle

Active Member
#9
No shit, indeed it has been proven many times. Thanks Stonefish, fine and far off, low(ish) and slow, sounds like a good plan to get started. I'm thinking pinks, slivers then chumlies; I'm sure there's a multiturde of variants for all these species. I don't have that much time to tie so bashing out simple patterns is what I'm after. That said, so many good salt patterns are simple ties, Leland's popper is about as intricate as I will go. A spectacular fly to fish or a fly to fish with often spectacular action. Roll on July and beyond. I can't wait! :)

Thanks,

Dave
 

Alex MacDonald

that's His Lordship, to you.....
#10
PS FYI Alex, in a past life I used to diagnose diarrheal diseases in a clinical laboratory, you would not believe the color spectrum of turd specimens I processed, bright orange to fluoro green, I shit you not :) Made me wonder what the hell some folks were eating. Definitely work not to be done with a bad hangover; we used to get sent stuff in safeway bags, jam jars you name it, some were truly disgusting :eek:
Dave, you just imparted an entirely new meaning to the phrase "fecal 'color'-form":D!
 

wyofly

Active Member
#13
Thanks Nick, that does help. I suspected the fly should be fished slow, similar to the way the original bonefish pattern is fished.
Stonefish, thank you for the color information. I’ll tie a few to use on my next trip to Tacoma.
 

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