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#102174 - 10/29/02 06:17 PM Chums and Flys
PFunk Offline
Fry

Registered: 12/01/00
Posts: 34
Loc: Bellevue,Wa,USA
Never fished for chums, never fly fished for chums. I plan on chasing them on the Skykomish this November. If you guys can help me out what are some of the better patterns and colors? As far as where to go I'll spend the time and figure that out. I'd appreciate any suggestions. Thanks

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#102175 - 10/29/02 09:23 PM Re: Chums and Flys
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Registered: 04/21/99
Posts: 956
Loc: Seattle
I have always had good luck with Chum Candy and Pink Charlies. Patricks over on Eastlak has some new darker green Chum candy and they work well. Just buy one and then you can copy them.

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#102176 - 10/29/02 09:37 PM Re: Chums and Flys
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Registered: 03/06/99
Posts: 1273
Loc: Western Washington
I have a good freind who swears by chartreuse glo-bugs...it is his go to chum fly whether he is fishing the saltchuck or the rivers.

Chartreuse or pink woolly buggers and rabbit leaches have always been a good producer for me as well.
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#102177 - 10/29/02 09:40 PM Re: Chums and Flys
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Registered: 02/28/02
Posts: 1203
Loc: Marine Area 13
I don't think a particuliar pattern works better over another one. I think the color and size are more important. By nature, Dogs will hit the smaller krill or shrimp-like patterns first.

Chums can be finicky other days, they hit anything. Some days they like chartreuse, other days, cerise or ???. Some days a large pattern over a small one. If you are tying flies, usually the simpler the better. Try adding combinations of two or three colors... Chances are Dogs will go for the brighter flourescent colors before the dark ones... just never know.

If you need to buy your patterns.... try:
Chum Candy, Egg Sucking Leeches, Dean River Lanterns, Popsicle... or just about any bright Steelie pattern..

Downriggin'
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#102178 - 10/30/02 12:43 PM Re: Chums and Flys
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Parr

Registered: 08/22/02
Posts: 74
Loc: Marysville
I agree just about anything will work.
I have caught them on the simple olive green bugger as well as the black. The egg sucking leech gives a nice contrasting color, but I don't think any one fly has outdone another in a big way for me.
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#102179 - 10/30/02 05:54 PM Re: Chums and Flys
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Registered: 07/04/99
Posts: 734
Loc: tacomca,wa,pierce
plan old glo bug yarn wrapped on the hook works also....nothing fancy about that,just line it thru/between the gums.
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#102180 - 10/30/02 06:26 PM Re: Chums and Flys
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Registered: 06/19/01
Posts: 1083
Loc: North Bend, WA
Why floss a fish that will willingly slam a fly? Now if we were talking about sockeye that would be different....

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#102181 - 10/30/02 08:04 PM Re: Chums and Flys
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Spawner

Registered: 04/21/99
Posts: 956
Loc: Seattle
Had to test out the new camera.
Here is a pic of a Chum candy ( Dark Green)

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#102182 - 10/31/02 10:56 AM Re: Chums and Flys
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Fry

Registered: 12/01/00
Posts: 34
Loc: Bellevue,Wa,USA
Great looking candy. Will you be handing these treats out tonight? If so where is your neighborhood? Trick or treat and let it rain, let it rain let rain. laugh laugh laugh

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#102183 - 11/01/02 12:27 AM Re: Chums and Flys
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Registered: 12/14/99
Posts: 817
Loc: Tacoma WA
This is not the best picture in the world. I really need to figure my digital camera out better. But this is one of my go to chum flies. I call it a chum bug, probably many others, but this is mine. I was given one of these about 17 years ago on the Satsop by a guy, and I have tied/used them since for chums. I have caught a good majority of my fly caught chummers on this pattern, even when others wouldn't work. I will change the collar a bit, and put black behind eyes. But this has always produced for me.



I agree, usually most chums are hard to figure out. But I mostly fish the same few rivers for them, and these always produce. I even used these on Minter and nailed them as well. I also have a marabou fly that's white/chartruese that spanks them as well. I also tie the above pattern in hot pink, works well too, and I've nailed the occasional winter steelhead with it as well.
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#102184 - 11/01/02 01:32 AM Re: Chums and Flys
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Spawner

Registered: 04/21/99
Posts: 956
Loc: Seattle
ST69, I like that one.
I have some that look like that but it was for Sockeye.

I have had good luck with this version of a Glass minow for Kings and Silvers and a few Chums.


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#102185 - 11/11/02 01:09 AM Re: Chums and Flys
Vic Offline
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Registered: 12/05/00
Posts: 565
Loc: Everett, Wa, USA
When it comes to chum flys, the simpler, and easier to tie the better. I usually fish pink bunny leaches with long tails on 2/0 or 3/0 hooks. They eat em up!!!

Good Luck

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