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Old 09-08-2003, 12:24 PM
TonyCarpBoy TonyCarpBoy is offline
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I would call them opportunistic, not scavengers. I watch them actively hunt very active prey like crawfish and aquatic insects all the time.

I have had good luck with a crawfish pattern and tiny (size 20) nymphs lately. They seem to eat a lot of small bugs, I was surprised to have 20 inch fish taking such small flies.

In some waters they are almost purely predators.

I have fallen in love with carp as I have started to study them and chose to try to master fly rodding for them.

It is odd to have a 6 or 7 pound fish seem small.

Tony
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