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Well I hit the stave today with searun and his son in search of some coho at first light. Unfortunatly there was none ??? . Did manage a coho jack on the fly and that was it. We then decided to pack up and make our way to one of my favorite spots and drift some jigs :thumbup: . Well we had a good couple of hours with some really nice chrome chum landed as well as the usual stave chum. Still amazed how hard they hit those jigs. If you have never tried them I would definatly go and pick some up, and when you do go and get the Bent Rod jigs as they are definatly the best. I forgot how many I hooked on one jig but it was just as sharp at the end of the day as it was when I bought and the hook never bent.
 

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were you in the boat or on shore?

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Nicole
 

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Hey Flyguy
I was at the stave as well today on the west bank below the Dam. I found it quite crowded but a great day on the water. I hooked into 5 Chum. Met a few guys that were very helpful that were on the fly. I saw 1 ho and allot of people taking Black chum home! What is with that? :hmmm: I don't know if i would even smoke some of the Stave Chum I saw. Well The sun was a great addition to a day on the flow. :drunk:
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Nicole said:
were you in the boat or on shore?

Cheers,
Nicole
We where from shore. There sure was alot of boats in the stave though. Once the tide started to come in so did all the boats that had props.

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I saw 1 ho and allot of people taking Black chum home! What is with that? :hmmm: I don't know if i would even smoke some of the Stave Chum I saw.
Even saw a guide keep a pretty black doe chum. I am pretty sure it was not for the smoker though.
 

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I was there on the 18th as well.
On the west side by the blocked off road leading to the river.
Lots & lots of Chum. Once you found your spot it was non stop.
One actually ended up lassoing it's self around my leader. It was caught around the tail and I had to chase it down stream.
None caught imo would have been worth keeping.
Lots of people were though. :hmmm:
A good morning of fun :thumbup:
 

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Yup, got there at the crack of dawn today with hopes of coho. But, I still go coho-less. I guess that comes with learning the ropes.

At least I got my first chum on the fly. Gave the 8 weight a good bending. talk about war paint... :-X

 

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nice fish Bronjuan :thumbup: I usually start with 10lb and if they are busting off to much then i go to 12 and then to 15 if i need to. those chompers can go through line pretty easily in a fight. Chum arent hook shy so the line weight isnt a huge issue when targetting them :peace:
 

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Fished the stave for about 3 hours yesterday afternoon, landed 3 chrome does and a big painted male, still white belly. Definately coming through in waves... still some good fish moving through. Will post pics later
 

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nice fish Bronjuan :thumbup: I usually start with 10lb and if they are busting off to much then i go to 12 and then to 15 if i need to. those chompers can go through line pretty easily in a fight. Chum arent hook shy so the line weight isnt a huge issue when targetting them :peace:
If line weight isn't an issue then why not just start at 15lb and play it safe ???
 

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because with an 8wt rod using 15lb can be a bad thing and you could snap your rod before the line. I dont think i have ever used heavier then 12lb on my 8wt or even my spey for that matter. If you know there is some coho around then you wanna use lighter line, but they are fairly aggressive and 10lb wont spook them with lots of fish around. I have tossed spoons in the tiolet bowl with 15lb mainline and gotten 3 and no chum in one morning so i dont think line weight matters as much as people might think :cheers:
 

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you got very lucky then 89rs because guys have told me many stories of snapping 8wt rods on those Squamish chum. thats why they suggest a spey rod for that fishery :happy: longer rod helps with absorbing the power of the fish.

Here is something to think about when it comes to your fly line. the core of it is only like 20lb strength and your backing most likely is 20lb Dacron also (could be 30 if you chose) so why would you fish 15lb leader? good way to snap your fly line also not just your rod.

here is something Phearless from FlyFishBC told to another member there. take your rod weight and add 4 that should be your heaviest tippet when fly fishing. I think thats a perfect rule of thump meaning on an 8wt you would use 12lb as your heaviest :peace:
 

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I tell you what. I am going out tomorrow and if I get one I will take a picture. The last time I was out I even saw some caught in coho water that where chrome.
 
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