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Old 08-19-2008, 07:49 PM
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Cool Carp on a pike fly? Almost!

Here's another one of those "fish stories" that is actually true: a carp tried to eat my pike fly .

I was casting my black foam head/white tail pike diver for smallies on the Housatonic river and I saw a few carp cruising upstream close to the surface about 15' away from the boat. I flipped the fly out in front of the lead carp, which was maybe 10-12 lbs and was the biggest of the group, and it actually turned towards the fly, so I gave a slow pull on the line and moved the fly cross-current just ahead of the carp, and it turned and inhaled the fly no more than 10' from the boat . I pulled on the line and lifted the rod a bit but only succeeded in pulling the fly out of the fish's mouth. Surprisingly, the fish didn't spook. I was even able to flip the fly out near it again, and it turned and gave the fly another look before continuing along upstream. Here's the fly:
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Old 08-19-2008, 07:57 PM
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I did manage to catch a few smallies and even a couple of bluegill on the pike diver, and also got a few carp on one of my "normal" carp flies (orange/purple berry fly). Turned out to be one of my better days on the water during the past month or so.

Anyone else fishing??

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Picking up a few smallies on yellow/green bass bugs on the long rod at a local reservoir. Going to the canal for casting practice with the big rods. There are small stripers in the canal that can be had with the fly. No hardtails, yet.
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Picked up a nice 10# Bowfin from the kayak last week. He drove back under a dock, but never wrapped around any of the legs; a Snook would have done at least 4 or 5 figure-eights.
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Last time I was out in the float tube I had a good size bass actually wrap me up around my own legs. Needless to say that was probably a very fun fight to watch from a distance...
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