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Wednesday August 20th 2003 (11 years ago)
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Chub and bream

Published: Wednesday August 20th 2003 (11 years ago)
Updated: Wednesday August 20th 2003, 4:05PM
by Martin Joergensen

Species less thought off

I have always thought that if it can be caught on a fly it's worth fishing for. Come to think about it: it might even be worth to fish for if it can't be caught on a fly...

I have a few fishing friends who would never fish for anything without an adipose fin. They cut themselves off from the fun that can be had with garfish, cod, mullet and many other abundant species, including fish such as chub (Leuciscus cephalus) and bream (Abramis brama).

This time I was reminded of the fact by friends Kasper and Asger who have recently fished for chub and bream.

These fish are not viewed as traditional fly fishing targets, but will - if not willingly, then at least occasionally - take a fly.

While bream is not the best fighter of them all a chub is actually a carp, and will put up a decent fight indeed. And both species run in sizes that will put a bend in your rod just out of pure weight.

Neither are great on the frying pan, so it's not to fill the freezer you pursue them.

But catching fish when no other fish are to be caught and catching fish that no one else fishes for can be great fun.

GFF contributor Mark Dysinger has devised an interesting chub fly, which can be seen here.

Try it!

Catskill Flea Market

Published: Wednesday August 20th 2003 (11 years ago)
Updated: Wednesday August 20th 2003, 9:18AM
by Bob Petti

Anyone Going

The Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum is having it's annual Flea Market on August 30th. I wish I could make it this year, but no go. For anyone interested, details can be found here:

Annual Anglers Market & Summerfest

Orvis CFO Discontinued?

Published: Wednesday August 20th 2003 (11 years ago)
Updated: Wednesday August 20th 2003, 7:30AM
by Bob Petti

Please, say it isn't so

I've heard that Orvis is discontinuing it's famed CFO series of reels. I've seen some being dumped by fly shops at less-than-ebay prices. What a shame. I've always been of the opinion that the CFO is the epitome of a trout reel. Nice look, smooth as silk, simple in design, and reliable. There has been some talk of a replacement. I dunno - it seems that some things do not need replacing. Maybe Orvis customers can save the tradtional CFO as they did the Superfine Series (back by popular demand, sort of thing).

If the CFO goes - what good click-and-pawl reels will remain other than Hardy?