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Today is International Talk like a Pirate Day

Top ten pirate pickup lines. (Via: Bits and Pieces)

10.Avast, me proud beauty! Wanna know why my Roger is so Jolly?

9. Have ya ever met a man with a real yardarm?

8. Come on up and see me urchins.

7. Yes, that is a hornpipe in my pocket and I am happy to see you.

6. I’d love to drop anchor in your lagoon.

5. Pardon me, but would ya mind if I fired me cannon through your porthole?

4. How’d you like to scrape the barnacles off of me rudder?

3. Ya know, darlin’, I’m 97 percent chum free.

2. Well blow me down?

1. Prepare to be boarded.


Calgary, a City Where Trout Fishing Does Not Go to Die

The name "Bow" refers to the reeds that grew along its banks and which were used by the local First Nations peoples to make bows; the Peigan name for the river is "Makhabn", meaning "river where bow weeds grow"

Generally, the demands and detritus of a budding metropolis spell the death (or at least the considerable degradation) of a trout stream. But in the case of the Bow, Calgary’s swelling population — and, more specifically, its wastewater treatment needs — have helped create a world-class fishery in the 30 or so miles of river from the city east to the rural town of Carseland.

LINK (Via: The NY Times)


Fly Needlepoint Pillows

My gawd Millicent! I simply must get one of these for Thurston's fly tying room.



Brown is Beautiful...

...when captured by the lens of Chum junkie Dustin Raab.


World Record Trout or Genetic Freak - The Video

Tip of the chum bucket to Flash for the link.

There's probably some other lunker lakes out dere by Saskatoon eh?

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Friday Pin Ups - Gaff Edition