Chum fry flies

Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by Pat Lat, Mar 20, 2014.

  1. Eyejuggler

    Eyejuggler Beech Nut

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    What hook and size is that epoxy minnow Pat, I am messing around with some and they seem TOO small.
    Great looking ties...as always :)
     
  2. Pat Lat

    Pat Lat Mad Flyentist

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    I thought I used a size 10 ss 15, but I checked it might be 8s in a 10 package from last time I recycled some old flies.
    but they should be pretty small as others have pointed out. Make sureto let the CCG settle in all the way to the shank then leave it upside down for a minute so that it forms a belly before you hit it with the light. Also try to pull down on the squirrel when you cure it so it doesn't get in the way of the hook gap. You can add a little extra goo on the bottom as a second coat, it will need a bit of mass to turn the fly over in the water.
     
  3. Pat Lat

    Pat Lat Mad Flyentist

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    Here's one I just tied on a #10
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  4. Pat Lat

    Pat Lat Mad Flyentist

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    Oh you were probably talking about the really small one. I think thats an 8 or 10 xpoint. they seem to be a bit smaller than the gama ss. Ill show you how to tie those sometime.
     
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  5. Steve Saville

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    Nice flies, Pat.
     
  6. miyawaki

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    Love Bob Triggs' Chum Baby. Don't forget that pink fry will be emerging also!

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  7. Bob Triggs

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    Here's some Chum Baby flies for comparison.

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  8. Beach caster

    Beach caster New Member

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    Hey fellow Chums. This is the pattern I've used for years. Size increased as the season moves image.jpg
     
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  9. Tool Fly

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    Good looking fly. I can't tell though, are the eyes on an epoxy head (base), on a small dumbell or just stuck to materials? What style of eye, btw? Very sharp.
     
  10. Beach caster

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    Thanks, They are the small gold stick on type that you peel off with a small built up epoxy head over. :0)
     
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  11. R00k

    R00k Part time rookie

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    Where can one get the chum baby flies online?
     
  12. SaltyCutt

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    Call Orvis in Bellevue, they'll ship to you and usually have them this time of year.

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  13. R00k

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    Thanks!!
     
  14. Bob Triggs

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    For the original Chum Baby fly pattern and tying recipe information you can go do a search in the fly Pattern pages of the Fly Tying forum here. And you may go to my almost weekly blog page as well.
    http://olympicpeninsulaflyfishing.blogspot.com
     
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  15. Stuart_Stringer

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    I plan of giving some of these gurglers a try.

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