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Just wondering... I was fishing the Vedder on Saturday (just before the rain started) and i was using red wool cuz thats what i've been told to use for Spring. But for some reason i didn't get any hits~ just a few pinks and my bro got a nice 30lb chum.

I notice people were using Peach and Pink and they were hitting like crazy~ was i just unlucky? cuz i was there all day. and i think my only spring was a snagg that got away. Rofl

If you guys could give me some hints on some color combonations that'd be great. Thanks abunch
 

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ghost dont doubt a 30lb chum as i hit one at the mouth of harrison on the fly a few years back :eek: :eek: what a battle!

Jiff

i have used red wool "blood red" its the darkest red you can get and it works well if they arent hitting it try pink,peach,green,orange--any combinations of those can work or on their own but also dont forget that you can put in a little black,blue,purple also which can work great. if your going to use wool exclusively make sure you bring lots of colours and you will find something they are going to love. if the water is very clear or not very deep where they are holding try using a small hook like a size 4 or 1 and clip the wool down small like one large egg, this worked great for me last year. i have been using roe so far this year and it seems to be the ticket when they want to bite of course. so dont forget to bring some roe with you if you have any or can find any to buy.


tight lines

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Like Hook recommends if you fish with wool bring lots of colours.When fishing a holding water spot and the bite goes off use a different colour combo from what the other guys are using.Sometimes the fish get used to seeing the same colour wool pass by them. A change of colour at times will produce a bite.
I use opaque 35mm film containers with a hole drilled in the bottom. Drill from the bottom inwards and feed the tag end of the wool through it. Keep them all in a Zip lock bag with the sliding zipper lock.
 

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Thanks~ yea i think a change of color would have helped.. but all i had was red and white on me that day~ not too smart..

and the chum was atleast 30lbs.. didn't take a picture as it was green and brown... nothing to be proud of~

are they even worth eating? heh my bro gave it away to someone who wanted to keep it.
 

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Chum turn as soon as they touch freshwater so unless your fishing low in the fraser odds are slim of finding a chrome chum, doesn't mean its not fresh though. They are all ready to do their thing before they even enter a river.
 

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I must be the only one who likes chum. I cut into small steaks or strips and slow cook on BQ with a light glaze of maple syrup and smoke using Mesquite wood chips. Its great and everyone who tries it likes. I think that Chum was given to me and it was a 20 pounder that really looked like a 30. I asked for it because it was very clean. By the way all the springs I've caught in the last week have all been on pink wool trimmed to the size of two eggs on small hook. "small presentation"
 

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hey Jiff

next time your stuck with only one or two colours on the river remember this VITAL TIP

check out the size of wool others are using.if they are using fair sized peices cut yours SMALLER so its about the size of one chinook egg. i did this last year when they bite turned off with other people fishing around me and BANG i continued to hit fish everytime and we were all using only red at that time. the guy next to me asked what i changed so i leant over and quietly told him then i even cut his wool after i tied on a smaller hook for him(he didnt have any smaller than 2/0) and first cast BANG the two of us had great success because of the others still using bigger peices.

hope that tip helps

i myself only use about 3 colours of wool. i know how to make them work and have great success with them even though im turning to roe this year to see if its better or more productive.

HOOK
 
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