75 posts categorized "Chum Announcement "

February 11, 2009

Stay Tuned


February 06, 2009

Guaranteed to catch a steelhead on the fly?


Now it's possible.  Just got this note from good friend and incredible Olympic Peninsula Steelhead Guide, Jim Kerr. 

My good friend and fellow fishing guide Sam Kennedy has been very sick with cancer for some time, and despite good health insurance it has predictably put his family on the ropes financially.  There is a benefit dinner for him here in Forks on the 7th and lots of guides including myself have offered to donate trips for auction. I have decided instead of donating a trip I will be donating a fly caught steelhead, no matter how many trips it takes, whether or not you have ever cast a fly rod before, post your bid on the blog and if you are the highest bidder I will take you fishing until you hook and land a fresh run adult steelhead.

The details are simple, book the day you want, if you don’t land a steelhead, we will book another day and so on.  If there are two of you well then, we will have to get you each one.

You can bid on the trip on my blog, Raincoastguides.com or by phone and I will post your bid, or you can bid in person on the night of the 7th in forks

-Jim Kerr

Having fished with Jim before, accomplishing this first time out is very doable. 

January 30, 2009

The Chum Nation has spoken: 2008 Slab of the Year Results

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The votes are in and here's the scoop:

First Place: Sickles shocks the world with a Columbia trib slab of steel that still has us shaking our heads.  Congrats Sam, you've just won a Patagonia Freewheeler.

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Second Place: Beatty is knighted by a insanely large King and takes home some River Armor as a result.


Third Place: Miller goes Tierra Del Fuego on our asses and lands a Waterproof Hat and a Rust Long Sleeve TShirt.

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Thanks to all who participated this year - here's to an even more fishy and slab invested 2009! 

January 21, 2009

"I've giv'n her all she's got captain, an' I canna give her no more."


We're back on-line!

Our Chief Engineer swears that he has finally figured out the cause of all our recent site issues.

January 09, 2009

Moldy Chum URL Announcement


As we fixed our site problems yesterday, we finally got around to also fixing some URL issues.  You may have noticed in the past that in order to get to our site it was required to enter "www" before moldychum (as opposed to just typing in moldychum.com like most civilized keyboard jockeys do). Not including "www" took people to some internet traffic site-whore that had an image of a dude holding a beautiful 2 lb rainbow taken from a nuclear test facility.  As you can imagine, this was a site visit that did wonders for our brand.

If we were smart, we would have resolved this years ago.  Regardless, the consolation prize for our Shawn Pennian behavior will be an overnight spike in traffic that could push 30 percent.  The Chum board of investors will be so pleased.

By the way - it is not our intention to offend anyone other than ourselves and Shawn Penn in this post. 

January 08, 2009

The Inaugural Moldy Chum Species Euro Decal: Steelhead

Moldy Chum STLHD Euro Decal 

After months of procrastination, we finally unveil the first 3"x 5" Euro Decal of a multiple species series.  We have a limited number of this Steelhead version, soon to be followed up by other species - many of which will appeal to the Chum Nation regardless of region.  ORDER NOW

We're back in business!!!

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You, the Chum Nation, may have noticed - for 72 hours we've been unable to update the Chum.  72 hours of ass chewing havoc.  After multiple service tickets with our blog platform provider as well as phone calls to India, we're finally back in business.

December 22, 2008

Common Waters of Oregon


Yeah, we live in Washington, but Oregon has our heart.  Which is why we're keep our fingers on the pulse of this.

Please help make the legislators aware of Common Waters of Oregon and let them know we would like to review any bills that involve public river rights.

If you could send a note to Senator Bates and to Senator Atkinson asking them to get any information on river rights bills to us, we would greatly appreciate it.

December 19, 2008

Join the Chum Nation on Facebook


The Moldy Chum Facebook group is a forum for the Chum Nation to network. So get to networkin!

December 11, 2008

14 days


14 days left.  Whadaphuckruwaitingfor?  December is your last chance to send us slabs

December 03, 2008

Holiday Special: Rivor Armor = Free Glareproof Lid AND Dry Bag


Holiday Special for the Chum Nation ONLY! Order River Armor between now and December 31st, and we'll throw in a FREE Glareproof Hat AND a Dry Bag.

Include this code when ordering: CHUMHOLIDAY08


October 04, 2008



Here's a big apology to those the Chum offended with the "tied the knot" posting today.  Taking our content literally is absolutely the choice of the readers.  But as always, the Chum fabric is and always will be figurative and less than serious.  No hard feelings. 

September 12, 2008

Life is like a mustard burp, momentarily tangy and then forgotten in the air


Fly Fishing Retailer here we come!

September 08, 2008

New Search Functionality


A couple of days ago we installed a Lijit search engine feature on our right sidebar. Lijit will give you search results for this site with an option to see results from our entire blogroll. After the search results window opens, click on the network tab to see results from all our sidebar friends.

July 31, 2008

Buster Wants Some Bandwidth



July 09, 2008

Coalbed Methane Rally in Terrace, July 15


From today's inbox.

Friends of Wild Salmon would like to pass along this event notice from our allies at North West Watch in Terrace:

Coalbed Methane Rally
TUESDAY, JULY 15th @ 5:00pm
George Little Park, Terrace, BC 

This is an excellent opportunity for Terrace & watershed residents to learn more about the serious risks that         Coalbed Methane (CBM) development in the headwaters of the Skeena, Nass & Stikine poses to our salmon,      water & wildlife.

The Rally starts at the George Little Park (beside the library) to begin our walk through downtown and across the  Sande Overpass to the Shell Open House at the Elks Lodge on Tetrault Street. 

We encourage anyone with questions and concerns about CBM to come and lend your voice to this important event. There will be guest speakers, including MP Nathan Cullen.

For more information please contact North West  Watch:




July 03, 2008

Happy Fourth!


The fireworks are hailin over Little Eden tonight.


June 21, 2008

Happy Summer Solstice


Technically, a henge is actually an oval or circular earthwork, with a surrounding bank built up of the earth excavated from a ditch inside the bank. By this definition, Stonehenge is not truly a henge in any sense, as its ditch lies outside the bank. LINK

June 18, 2008

Looking for Love in All The Wrong Places?


Looking for that special someone who shares your passion for angling? Cupidfish is an on-line dating service for hunters and anglers.  LINK

June 11, 2008

RP Hoodie in the house: Only a handfull left


This hoodie is warm, adds 10 feet to your cast and improves your love life.  Buy one now

UPDATE: We have a handful left in stock.  Get them befo dey all be gone.

May 22, 2008

Mobile Chum


Click on the flashing Mippen icon at the bottom of the right sidebar and follow the directions to optimize Le Chum for viewing on your mobile device.

May 14, 2008

Daily Dose of Chum


Via our friends at Flyfishmagazine. LINK

May 03, 2008

The Bennett Emerger




Our sincerest thanks to everyone who have sent us their best wishes, thoughts and prayers.

Chum's Floundering Father Lands a Beauty


Josephine Bennett arrived yesterday and tipped the scale at 6 and 1/2 pounds.  Not sure if they got a length/girth tape on her, but all indications are that she is a beauty.  Rumor has it that the battle short and Mama B. is doing great! 

B2, you sir are the man.  Congratulations!

April 08, 2008

Reel Pure trucker lids available soon


Upon our return from fantasy flats, we'll have these puppies for sale for Chum junkies everywhere.  Stay tuned.

March 21, 2008

Phish thing is a bad thing AND CHUM thing is wrong


Update from J.T. who is currently working the beat in Mainland China.


Just thought you might want and update and fodder for a post.

I went to get a steaming helping of MOLDY CHUM yesterday while staving insanity while working at one of my Chinese factories. Apparently the CHUM is a threat to socialism and represents a threat to the Chinese way of life. Even a quick view of the chum may incite democratic feelings, and cause dissention. Apparently the free and sarcastic life of a fly-fishing chumster would be too much to bear for a local and would cause them to seek a better life and existence through the way of the fish.

What I am trying to say is THE CHUM IS OFFICIALLY BLOCKED on the mainland. As is your brother publication Wayupstream.

Just thought you may want to know your impact is felt around the world in many ways.

Remember the socialist “confuse us” say 

Phish thing is a bad thing.
And CHUM thing is wrong


February 15, 2008

Fly the Chum flag


No catch.  No marketing list.  Don't be a crustacean and  send us a note with your mailing address requesting a decal (free to US addresses only).  Please include "I'm Flying the Flag now" in the subject line.

January 01, 2008


December 24, 2007

Happy Holidays!














December 20, 2007

Chum Virtual Christmahanakwanza Gifts

   "Thank you all very much for coming out today."

For our friends at Save Our Wild Salmon, the talking Larry Craig action figure.


To the gang at AEG media, a soon to be collectible pic of Owens captured on his recent visit to the White House.


Rathbun gets some Jedi steelhead catching powers.


To Straq at Wayupstream, the latest in fish zipper technology.



To our man Derek Yi who showed showed us the way this past summer on the Kenai, the ultimate Bear defense.


Lee at Flyfishmagazine gets our 2nd favorite Murdock.


To Pete at Fishing Jones, some tasty smoked salmon pate.


Al Braughtinwood gets a drift boat with the latest in poacher control systems.


J_Smoltz for our friend G_Smolt at the Neil Creek Chronicles.


To the boys and girls at This is Fly, a virtual magazine.


To MidCurrent, the self described, "CNN of fly fishing" a new prime time anchor.


To Chandler at The Underground, the ultimate in affiliate program product opportunities.

To Buster Wants to Fish, you are our best, last, and only line of defense.

November 30, 2007

Answer to an age old question


Via: Clusterflock

November 11, 2007

Good, but not great


This is the outbound decal mailing pile - 24 hours after our last announcement for free Chum sizzle.  Not bad.  But we can do better.


Is your ride sans Chum?  Correct yourself if the answer is yes.

There is no catch.  No marketing list.  Just pure sexy time if and when you send us a note with your mailing address requesting a decal (free to US addresses only).  Please include "I'm a Chumaholic" in the subject line.

November 01, 2007

The Fight to Save River Access Rights - Action Needed!

Chandler at The Trout Underground has blown the lid off the Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors plan to declare the Upper Sacramento, McCloud, Shasta and Scott Rivers as, "Non-Navigable. If this plan were to be approved, fisherman would lose their rights to wade these rivers between the high water marks.

Please take a moment to read the details on The Underground, link below, and how you can help take the fight to the Siskiyou Board. Your actions can will help preserve river access on these waters for our friends in California and future generations of anglers. If we allow these actions to limit historical access it hurts all anglers by setting precedents that can be used by other unscrupulous local governments.

Want to Lose Your Right to Wade the Upper Sacramento and McCloud Rivers? Then Do Nothing  LINK

The Siskiyou County Board web site. LINK


October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween from The Chum


October 30, 2007

CALL NOW!!!!!!!!!


Photo By Ben Knight

Your help is needed to help bring needed change to mining regulations. Tomorrow, the entire House of Representatives will vote on the first real mining law reform in more than 10 years.

Please call today! Tell your Representative to vote for HR2262, the Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act of 2007. You can find your Representative's contact information here; background on the issue can be found at earthworksaction.org.

We're a little late to the game here but every call will help! TAKE ACTION!!!! The Mining Law Act of 1872 is arguably the worst case of corporate welfare in our nation's history. If it's after hours you can still call your reps D.C. office and leave a message, TELL THEM TO VOTE YES ON HR2262

Via: Felt Soul Media / The Cleanest Line / Way Upstream

October 28, 2007

Good Chowdah Bobby!


All is well in Red Sox Nation!

October 26, 2007

Chum Gets Wired?


September 27, 2007



Join the Chum tribe and send us a note with your mailing address requesting a decal - please include "I gargle Chum every morning" in the subject line.

September 14, 2007


September 03, 2007


August 28, 2007

The Chum Participates in Puget Sound Recovery Partnership


The new head of the agency leading the effort to clean up Puget Sound is longtime environmental lawyer David Dicks. He was appointed Tuesday by Gov. Chris Gregoire to run the newly created Puget Sound Partnership.

Puget Sound suffers from historical and ongoing pollution, the development and destruction of shorelines, and overfishing.  LINK

The Chum team was invited to participate in the branding strategy of this new plan.  Our first meeting starts tomorrow.  We'll be joining forces with creative firm Bridgeman Design for a Vulcan mind meld.  Our fish saturated cerebellum for once just may be used for a good cause!

August 04, 2007

I just realized...


...that I turn 36 today.  And, on top of that, I'm casting my new Scott X2S like Lamar Latrell throws a javelin. 

Fast action my ass. 

July 16, 2007

Why you Illin?


We leave for the Kenai for 4 days and there are ONLY 10 free decal requests from our readers in our inbox?  What gives?  We're averaging 100 requests a month and the request volume this last week is unacceptable.

There is no catch.  You won't be put on a marketing list.  Get on board with the Chum/Reel Pure tribe and send us a note with your mailing address requesting a decal.  The RP Solo Fly is to bug junkies what Axe is to nubile young ladies

Spread the 'tude and stop being a passive knucklehead.  Get more!

International Shipping requires self addressed stamped envelope.

July 04, 2007

Happy 4th!

June 27, 2007

What are You Waiting for?


June 26, 2007

Homer Bound


B2 and I are joining Ridings Jr. and Sr. for some Cook Inlet meat harvesting on July 12th/13th (out of Nanilchik).  After we get our fix of barn-doors, we're ditching the boys from South Cackalacki, scrapping the broomsticks and picking up the 6 weights for some inland bushwacking on the Peninsula.  Are there any Chum Junkies out there that:

a) Have the upper Kenai and/or Russian dialed in for bows this time of year (or any other Ace-Up-The-Sleeve flow)? 

b) Any bored guides (foot or drift) that want to join the goofballs from Moldy Chum for a Sat/Sun (14th, 15th) flogging session?

Send us a note if you're down or if you have any scoop for our last minute wild hair.  Free schwag to those who come strong to the hoop.

June 23, 2007

Some Material May Not Be Suitable For Children

Online Dating

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June 18, 2007

Da Chum Evolution


Warning - the Chum's fresh new face has no impact on its voice.  The bad breath you've come to know and love will continue to linger.


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