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Re: Tailing Carp

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sight casting in shallows - poor man's bonefish
I would take my 8wt and give it a go.

Posted on: 2011/6/17 8:13


Re: Tailing Carp

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At the ll bean pond there are a ton of koi. I decided to target them a couple weeks ago with a brown wooly, had one within 5 minutes. Fought really good, but I felt horrible because it felt like I caught someone's pet lol. Can't wait to go back though,. It is my goal to catch a different colored one each time.


I may be wrong, but I'm pretty sure they're not koi, but crucian carp, ie the common goldfish.

Show me the head and I'll give you a species.

Posted on: 2011/6/17 8:34
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Re: Tailing Carp

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Just got back from an hour or two of giving it a go. Several misses at some big boys, but nothing to show for my morning but a few bass.

Boyer

Posted on: 2011/6/17 12:05


Re: Tailing Carp

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LRSABecker wrote:
At the ll bean pond there are a ton of koi. I decided to target them a couple weeks ago with a brown wooly, had one within 5 minutes. Fought really good, but I felt horrible because it felt like I caught someone's pet lol. Can't wait to go back though,. It is my goal to catch a different colored one each time.


I may be wrong, but I'm pretty sure they're not koi, but crucian carp, ie the common goldfish.

Show me the head and I'll give you a species.



As a collector of pure Japanese koi, I know what a koi in general looks like. These are domesticated American koi in the bean pond. The one I landed was over 20 inches.

Posted on: 2011/6/17 12:35
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Re: Tailing Carp

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I'm not a Koi expert but I have thrown to my fair share of carp. There are a few things I can say for certain.
-When it comes to carp, the fly is secondary to the presentation. If it is the general size, color, and shape of food and presented well a hungry carp will eat more often than not
-Making a good presentation to a feeding carp is harder than most people think
-Typically they see/hear/smell you long before you see them which makes it hard to approach in clear water even when you are stealthy
-Carp more than any other fresh water species require you to put your fly on the dinner plate as they are not often in a "chasing" kind of mood

Having said that, if you are searching for a carp fly that works well in both still and moving water, my first suggestion is a black back stabber. They will also east apricot colored blood dot's with regularity!

Good Luck and Tight Lines!

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Re: Tailing Carp

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Thanks for all the tips everyone. This is one of the great things about PaFlyFish, a couple days and we have a pretty good tutorial here for the novice carp fisherman. It would have taken me two or three summers to learn all this in the school of hard knocks!

Posted on: 2011/6/17 23:22
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