How To: Drift a Chunk

Essential skills for every angler

November 4, 2015

Chunking requires cut bait to build a chum line. Once fish are feeding, deploy a chunk with a hook hidden inside. The hooked chunk must drift naturally, so pull line from the rod tip, slide it under the index finger of the rod hand, and drop the coils you pull on the surface. The hooked chunk will pull the line as it sinks, free of any drag created by the reel or the rod guides. When the coils suddenly disappear from the surface, release the line and prepare to be hooked up.

How to: Drift a Chunk

Essential skill for building an effective chum line Tim Barker

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