Sunday, July 29, 2012

Chubby Time

CONVERSATION SATURDAY WITH BEN MCGEE, Guide Services Manager.

Paul:  Ben, would you pick out 10 of the top guide flies for local waters (will be available in the FRA August Newsletter)

Paul:  What the ------ is is this.

Ben: Its called the Chubby and fish slam it plus its an awesome strike indicator.

Paul: It looks like a cross between a huge stonefly and a hopper.  There is no way this is going to draw strikes on the small creeks around here.

Ben:  Trust me it works.

Paul: All right I'll try it but I'm not convinced.  You have definitely been behind the counter too long!

SUNDAY MORNING ON THE SOUTH SAINT VRAIN - The Chubby is on the line with a copper John and Psycho Prince 18 and 30 inches down the leader.


Paul:  Here' s a very deep pool.  There's got to be a good fish here

WHAM! A 21-inch Rainbow takes the Chubby.


Paul: This is got to be a fluke.  Here's another deep hole next to some fast current

WHAM! A 19-inch Cuttbow Takes the Chubby.



 
I can't believe this

One more time and I'll never take this fly off

WHAM! A 18-Rainbow inhales the fly in fast water

 

A Video from Idylwilde Flies



We carry it in the shop


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