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Re: First carp of season ...

Postby mb82 » Wed Apr 27, 2011 1:59 pm

BCflyfisher2012 wrote:thanks for the tips. Maybe I ought to start pursuing them from shore and not my kayak.

Yeah they have seen you before you have seen them in the kayak. Unless you can stand in your boat. Having never targeted carp without chumming them in I assume it is like targeting very spooky reds on the flats.
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Re: First carp of season ...

Postby Cutter » Thu Apr 28, 2011 9:34 pm

John,
I cant get the Severn carp to eat a fly. I may need a lesson from a master.
The world is your oyster-
So show up with a knife and know how to shuck.

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Re: First carp of season ...

Postby meatstick » Fri Apr 29, 2011 3:24 pm

Me no Master, me only study Wu Li.

Cutter, keep trying'. Have ya tried the San Juan yet ? Made a huge difference with my tidal carp. Before, they constantly ignored all proven freshwater carp flies.

Tiemco 200R (size 8) is a good hook.

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Re: First carp of season ...

Postby TLT » Fri Apr 29, 2011 7:11 pm

Johnny,
You should try that carp fly that you posted earlier. I tied a bunch for fish around here and on the cape for clam worms. They look really cool. I am going to try croaker on them.

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Re: First carp of season ...

Postby meatstick » Fri Apr 29, 2011 8:10 pm

Tom, I woulda tried 'em but most of the bottom is now covered with green slim algae angel-hair stuff. The fish won't suck up the fly if it gets into that. So, I opted for the regular slow sinker.

I tied both the bunny strip kind and the foam disk kind. Just waiting on the croakers now. Got a 5 wt rigged up with T-8 head attached to the rear portion of an old Cortland intermediate line.

The hard part was finding the 1/8" hole puncher for the red foam.
I did the bath tub test. Looks are sometimes deceiving, but they do look way good.

On the other hand they could end up being a total dud. Just have to twitch 'em in front
of some silver drum to find out. Like the Lottery, ya got to play to win.

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