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Re: Fly Fishing For Carp

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Looks like a platinum koi... got a few in the pond.

Carp generally have to be actively feeding to hit a fly. Sight casting is tops for targeting carp.
Check out Carp on the Fly by Barry Reynolds and Brad Befus.
A lot of good info.

I get some really strange looks flyfishing for carp. Last time out, a cop stopped by and asked me if they stock the pond with trout.

Posted on: 2012/9/6 12:58


Re: Fly Fishing For Carp

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most of the time you are stripping it across the bottom so make sure your fly is tied so it rides hook point up....

Posted on: 2012/9/6 16:44


Re: Fly Fishing For Carp

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Re: Fly Fishing For Carp

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Boyer,

I noticed last weekend with the sinking line that a few fish would see the line and turn the other way which would spook any nearby fish in the pod.

I also had a few bump into the line and do the same. I think I am going to abandon the sinking line. The water I fish is only 3-4 feet deep anyway. A sink tip may be fine, but full sink does not seem to work out too well.

I plan to try the floating line tomorrow and see if it makes any difference.


Posted on: 2012/9/7 12:36


Re: Fly Fishing For Carp

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I've never caught a carp on a fly. I have been fly fishing for a long time, mostly for trout and smallmouth bass. Nevertheless, I would like to learn more about fly fishing for carp.
I see carp, when I am fishing for smallmouth on the Delaware and Lehigh Rivers, some of them are monsters. Problem is they see me way before I see them. They often bolt from the shallows leaving a trail of silt. From the old Glendon bridge over the Lehigh River, I have seen carp so huge that if possible to catch on the fly, it would convert the most dedicated dry fly trout purist for sure.
Considering the many years that I have been fly fishing, I have never heard of anyone having great success catching carp on the fly in the Delaware and Lehigh rivers.
Perhaps, opportunity is knocking.






Posted on: 2012/9/7 14:07

Edited by RichFishbelt on 2012/9/7 15:02:50


Re: Fly Fishing For Carp

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I've been fly-fishing for carp for some time and the best advice i can give you is to know the body of water you are fishing. presentation is more important than pattern. Also do some research on Barry Reynolds. He knows his stuff.

Posted on: 2012/9/7 16:29
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Re: Fly Fishing For Carp

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Agreed...they spit the hook crazy fast. Also did very well on the Tully this year, espeacially in late winter and early spring. Fished a nymph called the Sugar Daddy (tco website) and let it sit in the back end of deep pools. Some of the carp had suprising size, loads of fun to catch, espeacially when you cant feel your hands and feet:) Good luck!

Posted on: 2012/9/7 22:52


Re: Fly Fishing For Carp

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Yikes, what im about to write might get me banned. Here goes.

Use corn.

Use bait to start with and catch a few.


You bad boy!!!

We only use dyed chicken feather flies on this site!

Posted on: 2012/9/8 0:33


Re: Fly Fishing For Carp

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I agree with 1wt, maybe dick around with corn and get a feel for the fish. strip setting is very important as well. Side pressure when fighting them helps keep a better hold on them.

Posted on: 2012/9/8 1:12
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