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Carp on a giant egg pattern ...

Postby meatstick » Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:06 pm

Been visiting the carp forums and was intrigued by one guy who uses egg patterns almost exclusively for carp. He even ties some that are the size of a quarter. Let's say I was a bit skeptical ... but I tied up a few that size on a Daiichi X510 egg hook (# 2) ... yes, a large hook is needed to sink that much egg material, plus you don't want a lot of matted wool in front of the point.

Well, I was shocked to say the least. Landed 3 fish on 4 casts. Two were mudding, one bubbling. I did not photograph the 3rd fish since they were all pretty much cookie-cutters. You can just make out the orange (well chewed and mashed) egg.

All I did was pull it slowly (very slowly) across their dinner plate. I knew they were there by the mud clouds and bubbles. Could not see the carp, but felt the take. It was very enlightening.
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My theory: The fish do not think it is an egg. No egg is that big. Must be that in nature "round" signals that it is most likely food, so they sample it.

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Re: Carp on a giant egg pattern ...

Postby Emerson » Wed Sep 05, 2012 6:41 am

Well done! :mrgreen:
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Re: Carp on a giant egg pattern ...

Postby Sharpefly » Wed Sep 05, 2012 12:07 pm

Jon I use that size egg for steelhead when the water is off color never thought of using them for Carp.

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Re: Carp on a giant egg pattern ...

Postby meatstick » Wed Sep 05, 2012 12:49 pm

Jim, that was my situation. Had heavy rains and the pond water looked like a Mocha Latte.

Did not know that Mongo eggs were used for steelheading. Interesting.

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Re: Carp on a giant egg pattern ...

Postby Sharpefly » Wed Sep 05, 2012 3:36 pm

When I first got into steelheading and pulled out the mega eggs everyone laugh at me but when I was the only one catch fish it changed. Now they all carry mega eggs. Next chance I get around some carp will sure try them.

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Re: Carp on a giant egg pattern ...

Postby Timbo » Fri Sep 14, 2012 6:29 am

That is awesome... Ol' Rubber Lips is still on my fly bucket list... Tried but failed a few times, including a few breakoffs from monster Grass Carp on 5 wts. My next shot will be with the egg :P

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Re: Carp on a giant egg pattern ...

Postby kendalloz » Fri Sep 14, 2012 7:56 am

:D

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Re: Carp on a giant egg pattern ...

Postby owlowl019 » Mon Apr 03, 2017 2:50 am

Good fish! Beauty was caught !!))

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