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Titanium Bite Tippet

A detailed tutorial on tying a bite tippet with single strand Titanium wire. Although the video is geared towards the muskie angler this would also be an effective system for other toothy species.

There is also some good technical information in the video description.


Pyramid Lake Pontoon Prototype

Sit back, relax, and leave the ladder at home.


John Ward Sculptural Arts

John A. "Jack" Ward is an Atlanta area fine artist renowned for his cast bronze and metal fabricated sculptures.  LINK


The Chum Nation Has Spoken: 2009 Slab of the Year Results


FIRST PLACE: Sammy Stark's , S.E. AK Steelhead

Sometimes the future of the sport supersedes slabdome by itself.  Congrats to Sammy - enjoy your new duffle (which you'll likely be packing soon for another trip to AK).

Patagonia Stormfront Duffle ($400)

Designed to haul the goods, protect them and keep them dry, the Stormfront Duffel 100 is built with the most abrasion-resistant materials available and is guaranteed to be waterproof.

SECOND PLACE: Kristoffer G. Vassdal, Atlantic Salmon

With what could possibly be the prettiest Slab of the Year finalist in the history of Chum voting.  Congrats to Kristoffer - keep flying the Chum flag in Europe my man...

Reel Pure River Armor ($100)

The ultimate cold weather necessity. This full-zip soft shell jacket with DuPont™ Hytrel® film is waterproof, windproof and breathable.

THIRD PLACE: Caitlin's B.C. Steel

Caitlin's first steelhead lands her Chum royalty.  She'll enjoy Hustle & Fish as it coincidently highlights the very flow she stuck this winning fish.


Fly fishing is everything to Steve, but after sacrificing everything for the chance to live the life he's always dreamed, things are not going exactly as planned. Against the pressure of his parents, girlfriend and hated rival Al Braughtinwood to give up on his dream, Steve decides to dive further in, taking him on a once in a lifetime fishing trip.


It's a Monday dueling double dose of on-line fly mags

Hit the respective covers to be redirected.


Steelhead Stimulus

The federal government is considering spending $7.5 million to design and build a new fish ladder to help steelhead trout negotiate Santa Paula Creek in Southern California.

LINK (Via: Scripps News)

Santa Paula Creek, located in southwest Ventura County, California, is one of three main historical spawning tributaries for endangered southern steelhead.