201 posts categorized "Slab Of The Month"

January 30, 2009

There's a first for everything

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In this case, it's Greg "Boz" Bostater's first SOTM boner.  Boz, there's no where to go but down now.  Sweet baby Jesus!

 

January 27, 2009

Big, WILD and Beautiful

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Justin Crump had a pretty good weekend on this "Secret River" which according to him is located someplace in the Florida Keys.  39.5" x 21", so using the “Keelin Estimator”  that's a whopping 26 pounds of steel.  K8 did pretty well too and you check her fish HERE.

Arizona Bow

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Brian Gregson just submitted this SOTM AZ rainbow that he taped at 27"x 16".  Whodathunk Arizona would cook up such a nice slice of trout?  Kick ass photos courtesy of Corey Kruitbosch.   

January 12, 2009

Muskegon Smile

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Brian Morin from November Rains busts into the January SOTM with some chrome.

January 06, 2009

Triassic Slab of the Month

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The Female Angle's very own Adrienne Comeau (and boyfriend Curtis Meyers) recently stuck this hoover of a fish on the Frasier.  Curtis (pictured) says phaque to a fore grip and sets a pretty stiff '09 SOTM standard. 

January 05, 2009

Montana heat wave

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Chum junkie, Tim Blazina, took advantage of a balmy January day in Big Sky country.  His prize was 25 inches of SOTM pleasure.

January 02, 2009

It ain't no joke son!: UPDATE: December Winner

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Lookit here son, I say son, did ya see that there Rooster take my fly? 

Eric Rauch Foghorn Leghorned the hell out of this bird to exit the December SOTM gates in true style.

UPDATE: Eric takes the December purse and closes out 2008 in a cock-gripping frenzy.  Stay tuned Chum Nation, The '08 voting poll will post in the next few days.

December 26, 2008

Na-noo, na-noo!

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Sister K8 joins the Slab of the Month festivities with this giant whitey.



December 19, 2008

From Russia with Love

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Eric Rauch threw mice to entice this commy rainbow and lost his SOTM virginity.

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December 18, 2008

See spot inhale

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Jonathan Heard lays down a SOTM speckler with authority.  We're just gonna assume this wasn't a sandbagger and it was caught in the Southern Hemisphere :)

Elk Creek Steelhead

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12 miles into its journey, this slab was disrupted by Chummist, Chris Thompson.  The Eastern Chum contingent continues to deliver a December bitch slap to us Western steel seekers.

December 16, 2008

Southeast Alaska Slab

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Jake Haas not only demonstrates his ability to come strong to the SOTM hole, but also shows how to effectively preserve the deliciousness of his whereabouts.  His mastery of Photoshop reeks of gsmolt discipleship.

December 15, 2008

Huron Steel

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This 34” Lake Huron Trib steelhead pic came to us from chum swigger Brian Morin.  For a great lakes fish it is as clean and straight as they come!

December 12, 2008

Rochester Metal

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Chum slurping Peter Kurey send us a slab from Oak Orchard Creek in New York, not far from Rochester.

THIS JUST IN: Kurey sends us another December slab (as impressive, if not more than the steel above)

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December 11, 2008

14 days

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

December 05, 2008

Erie Steel

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Mike "Big Buck" Engelhardt shows off a dime on a recent trip to an Erie tributary.

December 04, 2008

Not so silver Silver

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Missoula's Tristan Scott struck copper when chasing Silver on a recent trip to Ketchikan.  Not the biggest of the day for Tristan, but damn pretty.

December 03, 2008

Oregon Salt Lick

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Gavin Bush, long time member of the extended Chum family, shows off a mint bright hatchery buck taken 100 yards from the salt. 

NY Coho

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Severson, multi specie SOTM entrant, show off another sweatheart from the Salmon in upstate New York.

December 01, 2008

This little guy must have been lost: UPDATE: Nov. Winner

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I'm still relatively young.  At 37 (with the physique of at least a 35 year old), I've yet to start thinking about adult diapers.  After this pic, sent by local Chum loyalist and Steelhead Sensei - Steelie Mike, I'm going to change my tune.  Sam Sickles, modern day legend from Hood River, was the jedi at the end of the stick.

Those who bless us with frequent readership and have the opportunity to see some of the Steel we highlight should agree that this is a fish that deserves a hurculean amount of RESPECK.  What isn't obvious however, is that this beast came from the a flow near the Columbia Gorge.  Take it from us who live vicariously through many a steelhead bum - this is a feat that doesn't grow on trees. 

More on this can be found at STEEL - The daily ramblings of a steelhead addict who fishes the fly.

Update: Sam "big stick" Sickles wins November in a landslide.  Schwag is on the way Mr. Sickles.

November 21, 2008

Landlocked Atlantic

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Not something we see every day on the West Coast - Landlocked Atlantic.  Sent to us by Jesse Lance Robbins of Solid Hookups.

November 20, 2008

Guy Smiley

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It's not often that both fish and angler are smiling together as shown here by Niall McCarthy on the Muskegeon.

November 19, 2008

Holy Bulltrout Batman!

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Submitted by Mike Kaptur

November 17, 2008

Toccoa Slab

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Southeast recognition!  Via Georgia Fly Fishing Blog

November 07, 2008

You can't keep a good brown down

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The Spey Company's Tim Pantzlaff took this one on top.

Where is Bryan Gregson now?

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...he's tagging monster browns in the Rockies.  Via http://utahcutthroat.blogspot.com/

November 05, 2008

Flyling: October Winner!

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It's officially retarded.  This month's contest has hit unprecedented heights with this Yakutat Ling caught by Nate Catterson.  Insane.

UPDATE: Because the Taimen were all so similarly huge, and the steelhead was submitted by a third party, we're gonna have to give the October bounty to Catterson.  Glareproof Lid a copy of FISHIZZLE is on the way.

Squamish Chum

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Kyle Hadersberger's been sipping Moldy Chum for years but had never fished for them before until Wednesday - up in BC on the Squamish River. 

October 30, 2008

There's a first for everything!

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Chum purveryor - Julie, shows off her first slab of steel taken from the Muskegon River.

October 27, 2008

Oct. 08 - Month of the Brown

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Another day, another huge Brown submitted.  This one was taken by Jon Alverson.

October 26, 2008

Wowtauga!

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Another October brown - this one submitted by Randall Crutcher.

October 25, 2008

Big Head Brown and the Monsters

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David Porterfield site fished this 26" Ohio slab in a fast crystal clear riffle.  25 inches turned out to be lips and tongue. 

October 23, 2008

Sweetwater Taimen

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Looks like the boys at Sweetwater have been busy this year getting clients on to some Jurrassic Taimen.  These two will have to battle it out for SOTM.

Uncle

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Need we say more?  This Kispiox fish pic was ripped from our boys over at Sweaty Waders.

It's raining slabs

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Chum junkie, Brian Wise, takes a day off the sticks and gets a chance to fish himself.  And, this North Fork of the White River brown reminded him of what he's been personally missing. 

October 22, 2008

Clearwater Steel

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Doug Haacke and his first Clearwater steelie. Just followin' Poppy's instructions!

Turn your head and cough

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Dr. Doublehaul throws his hat into the ring with this wicked permit.  Sweet baby Jesus, this month is a gonna be a barn-burner. 

October 21, 2008

Katmai Bow

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This 30" by 15.75" pig was taken by Sean Harrell last week on the Katmai.

October 18, 2008

Owayhee Brown

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Josh Mills shoots us a nice slab from a recent Owayhee trip.

October 17, 2008

Salted Cutthroat

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Blake Merwin, Chum purveyor and the pen behind Wilderness Angler, sends us a SOTM entry that's as straight and clean as they come.  Not mention - HUGE!

Bull Shite!

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El Matador, Randy from N. Idaho, skipped out on Elk hunting and headed to Florida for a SOTM submission.

October 16, 2008

October Slabs: UPDATE

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Winner pimps a Glareproof Lid - AND, since the pool is so strong this month a free copy of FISHIZZLE.  Send to mcreelpure@gmail.com

Mikey likes it!

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Mikey Wier getting it done in Genghisland.  It was an epic catch and turned out to be the fish of the trip, maybe the fish of his lifetime. 

October 10, 2008

Isn't that cute

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D. Haberle, member of the Chum inner circle, took a break from his Florida tradeshow responsibilities to romance some cute little poons.

Madison Brown

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Bob Meade from Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures shows the Chum nation that the Browns are putting on their fornicatin’ tuxedos and willing to take the streamer

October 09, 2008

Straq's Birthday Fish - SOTM Sept Weiner

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Further proof that Straq's Coyote Crab pattern is the shit....38" - 18 lbs.

UPDATE: Happy birthday Straq.  You my good sir, take the September winnings.

October 08, 2008

Milwaukee's Beast

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Adam Danielson stuck this “early bird” SOTM last week in a small Great Lakes Trib, north of Milwaukee.

October 07, 2008

Stiff competition

Dan Bailey, Guide from Fish Mongolia, showcases another SOTM monster from the Delger Muron.

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