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Old 08-07-2002, 12:34 PM
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I finally got my first carp on the flyrod today at lunch!

I was fishing from shore at a local pond casting everything in the box at some tailing carp, having no luck until I tied on a beadhead prince nymph(probably a 10 or a 12, but I'm not sure). I missed the first two times the fish ate, but only spooked the individual fish, not the whole cove. On the third hit I saw the end of the flyline stop abruptly and set up on a good carp. I was fishing the 5 weight since I didn't really expect to catch one, and it's a lot more fun to cast than the 8- big mistake.
Considering how small the pond is, I saw an impressive amount of backing. I got the flyline back onto the reel twice, only to lose it again when the fish got close. After the third run, the fish seemed to be spent and came in pretty easily. I removed the hook and sent him on his way, only to be rewarded by a large splash of muddy water as he took off.

I may have to go out after work and see if I can repeat the performance.

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Old 08-07-2002, 12:37 PM
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Way to go Matt. That's a great report, and here's to a repeat performance soon!
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Old 08-08-2002, 08:36 AM
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Alright Matt!

Careful using the 5wt on those lunch time trips -- it could get you in trouble at work! ("Sorry I'm late -- again." )

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