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Old 08-20-2002, 12:54 PM
Mattb Mattb is offline
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Adrian, one thing to consider is that maybe the 'circling' carp you're seeing would like to stop and eat, but they see you and decide they'll come back later.

In the pond I fish I've found that it's reasonably hard to spook the carp without lining them or hitting them with the fly, but it's painfully easy to put them off feeding(unless they're actively mudding, in which case it's like Quentin said- they're oblivious).

I would recommend having a look at the 'carp on the fly' book as well. It didn't have any groundbreaking information in it for me, but it had a couple of subtle things that it would've taken me a while to notice, and it had some good patterns.
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