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 Post subject: Chubby Chub
PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 10:04 pm 
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I had a few days in England a couple of weeks back. I made the most of the chance to catch some coarse fish, as we don't have them here (not many anyway).
I was stalking a tributary of the Ouse with my 3wt and saw some nice Chub. An upgrade to my tippet and a change of fly....

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Quite a scrap :D It had taken the biggest fly I had with me - a detatched body dry Daddy that I had made well over 20yrs ago and never used.

I was back the next day with the #5 and got a bigger one - this one on a leaded black lure.

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I didn't have scales but I measured the width of the landing net at 23"

I had an good few days - even if it did rain most of the time. Got a few other species as well. I'll have to do this more often.

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 Post subject: Re: Chubby Chub
PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 4:01 pm 
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Cracking fish! I've heard they are quite obliging on the fly yet you hardly ever hear of anyone fishing for them that way. Bet that first one was a handful on a 3wt! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Chubby Chub
PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 10:27 pm 
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What kind of flys did you use to catch the chub?


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 Post subject: Re: Chubby Chub
PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 12:17 pm 
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Hey Phil, they are very nice sized chub, and excellent sport on light tackle. Well done!

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 Post subject: Re: Chubby Chub
PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:46 am 
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Cheers Guys.

Flies were: Size 8 detatched body Daddy (top fish) and size 8 Black Wooly B***** with gold bead and lead underbody.

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