it's a massive mirror carp. I used 2x and had a 2' one take a little panfish popper. All the others are commons. I will have to try that next time.
Keep after ‘em, Peyton. I’d love to see that big Mirror Carp that your chasing.
I caught my first ever Carp on the fly the other day while fishing for smallies. Took a big sculpin fly, I was quite literally blown away by the runs these fish take. Wow they can pull
Congrats on your first Carp on the fly! Ahhh, you felt it didn’t you? Smallies are a great scrappy fish to fight on a flyrod but Carp, we’ll their just … different.
I did a little bit of brownlining this morning at daybreak. It was one of those mornings where there were literally carp everywhere and most of them were actively feeding. However, they were very spooky. I spooked a ton of fish in every way imaginable. The more fish that spook the more challenging things get. It’s kind of like they send out a memo to all other carp in the area, “heads up” - he’s back!
I finally managed to bring two fish to the net. The first one was a pretty little common carp and the second was a big, fat ugly mirror carp, my first mirror carp of ‘22. Caught both of them on a version of Montana’s hybrid carp fly that I recently tied. I think the local carp are closing in on spawning season because both carp that I hooked up with today were being chased by other carp while I was fighting them. Get out there - the Carpin’s getting good!