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Old 11-25-2006, 03:54 PM
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Sluggish Carp 11/25/06

It was so calm and sunny today I had to go see if I could catch a carp. Found a few but they were very sluggish. They didn't want to move even when I walked right along the shore 5' away. I couldn't get these guys to hit, but I did finally have another fish hit and miss and another hooked and landed
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The farther you can cast, the easier it is for a fish to take you into your backing. I seldom see my backing . . .
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Old 11-26-2006, 04:38 PM
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Looks like one of those would be a good hook up....I haven't caught a carp on the fly yet....I have seen them tailing in the river I fish most....what type of flys work for carp?
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Old 11-27-2006, 06:27 AM
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Best Fly's for carp I've found:

San Juan Worms, a variety of Czech nymphs (usually in moving water), wooly buggers and thin shimmy leeches in red and olive and black, and my favorite (and this usually causes quite a fuss, ill leave it to your own discretion), what I call a sasko which is simply white deer hair flared and cut into a tightly packed ball or square. I usually land it pretty hard witch gets the fishes attention. Deadly combo is a sasko and a San Juan dropper... its evil!!

Have fun...
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Old 11-27-2006, 08:00 AM
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If you do a search for carp flies in this section, you should come up with some very good information from the archives.
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