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first fly rod carp

2013/8/24 0:35
From Montgomery County/Centre County
Posts: 15
fly fishing is not normally my method by I do try it occasionally. I havnt caught anything on it this year and thought giving carp a shot wasn't half bad being that most trout streams are more than an hour from me. so I fished a spot where I have caught many carp on spinning gear and was confident in finding fish.

so I decided after work tonight to give the fly rod a spin down in carp creek. there is an area that is well light up and holds fish and I suspected they feed on bugs. I sneek up on the fish and I drift the fly and on my first cast !slurp! and I set th hook on a nice carp who I battle for what I estimate 10min on my what I believe to be 4wt. I landed him and added another species to my fly rod lost. I estimate the carp to be 4-6lbs.
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I then continue fishing without much luck including snapping off a fish until I stick another fish and land him a baby this time only a pound or so. overall it was a good hour and a half of fishing after work.

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thanks for the tips guys, I hope to report back with some smallmouth or largemouth from a local creek.

Posted on: 2014/7/17 0:20

Edited by Maurice on 2014/7/17 8:12:13

Re: first fly rod carp

2014/6/23 18:53
From Ohio
Posts: 2
Congrats!! That sure must have put up a great fight on light tackle. I got my first on the fly about 4 years ago, but I still remember it like it was just yesterday. They are definitely the most challenging fish I have ever targeted on the fly. It's rewarding in the end though...

Posted on: 2014/7/17 22:22

Re: first fly rod carp

2006/9/9 22:43
From Delaware Co.
Posts: 652
Definitely a great job hopefully it will the first of many for you

Posted on: 2014/7/18 0:41
Fish where the fish are "
- Jack Gartside -

Re: first fly rod carp

2013/12/8 21:26
From Granville
Posts: 672
I'm dying to get one on the fly. I've been trying with no success. I will get one before winter sets in. There is a small school of them that hang out just on the other side of the river from where I live. Several that roam there are in the 30 lb class. Nice fish, glad you had fun, and I'm jealous.

Posted on: 2014/7/18 12:52

Re: first fly rod carp

2012/3/14 6:23
From Lancaster
Posts: 538
Congrats. Nice job on your first carp on the fly. They can be very challenging but are just a whole lot of fun.

Posted on: 2014/7/19 5:52

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