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Old 06-14-2007, 12:16 PM
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any one fly fish for carp? i'm going out later today to try it.
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Old 06-14-2007, 12:44 PM
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I know a few guys that fly fish for carp in Manitoba, with good success. When I'm fishin for cats near the dam you can see carp of varying sizes surfacing for flies all day long. Kind of annoying watching 20-30lbs fish rise in front of you all day long and not hit. I've tried slip bobbers fished with a chunk of worm on a #4-6 hook and a fly tied closer to the top with no luck. Most of the guys that I know that fly fish carp do so in sloughs or water retention ponds rather than flowing water
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Old 06-14-2007, 03:32 PM
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I know i will be trying it in a big slow back current
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Old 06-14-2007, 07:04 PM
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I used to do it a lot when i lived near ponds full of them... Best time of the year was when the mulberries were ripe and you could catch huge carp by the truckload on hand tied mullberry flies.
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Old 06-14-2007, 08:47 PM
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Sounds like a blast...I use to catcha few carp in Maryland..
Serious fighters for sure.
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Old 06-16-2007, 02:19 PM
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Back when I lived in michigan I used to love fly fishing for carp. I would tie small corn cernal flies made from bits of yellow sponge. Keep a half dozen of them in a baby food jar with the juice from a can of corn. I would then toss a few handfulls of corn into the slow water to get the carp feeding and cast my fly into the mix. Another good tactic was to use regular wooly buggers soaked in some of the fishing scents. It seems the carp really lead with thier nose. Expect a subtle bite. It works well in slow or non moving water. You also catch a few turtles this way.
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Old 06-16-2007, 03:39 PM
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i got a small crap about 15 in today when trout fishing. what a fight i thalt it was a monster brown
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