Whether you chum with live baits or chunks, throwing chum with your arm alone can get mighty tiring and even strain muscles and joints as you strive to maintain a slick. A homemade chum slinger can save your arm for catching fish. A simple slinger consists of a two‑liter soda bottle with the bottom cut off at a slight angle (leave on the bottle cap). I also like the two-quart bottles used for Coffee-mate Creamer. Load the open end with chum and use the bottle neck as a handle while flinging bait. To achieve greater distance, use an oversize plastic toy baseball bat. Cut off the big end (at a slight angle), load it up, and you’ll sail the chum like a big-league slugger.