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Old 03-31-2004, 08:07 AM
TonyCarpBoy TonyCarpBoy is offline
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chumming

You are right about the spawn. The majority are not interested in taking flies at that time.

That is when the chum comes out.

I may get abuse for being pro-chum but I only use it when the long term pattern shows a lack of success with naturals alone.

Bread works great in the spring because they are often on top sunning anyway.

I am usually too lazy and impatient to chum though so I only use it when absolutely needed. I usually have faster luck with sight fishing to already feeding fish.

Tony
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