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Old 08-23-2002, 04:50 PM
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Hey carp anglers,

I nailed another nice 5 lb red tail great lakes carp today on a bead head hex nymph pattern used extensively out here for steelhead and salmon. The instructions for the pattern are in the spring steelhead swap thread.

Put "bead head hex nymph" in search engine and you should find it. This is a version I constructed but it is turning out to be a great fly for trout, salmon, steelhead, bass, and Mr. Carp. There is a picture of it also with the other flies from the swap.

Try it you will like it and so will the carp.

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Old 08-24-2002, 10:16 AM
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Thanks PM,

I'll give that a try. I'm hoping some new patterns will fool those wary fish! Hmmm . . ., maybe a carp fly swap is in order?

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Old 08-24-2002, 10:36 AM
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Yes, that may be appropriate. The carp I caught yesterday in the river was in a school of them which I could see feeding by their flashes in the current. This rivers water is a little discolored, at first I thought they were trout or possibly summer steelhead. Could not get them to come up to the steelhead spey patterns put the bead hex nymph on, got it down to them, after 3-4 casts in their zone got then to take it. Decent fight for a little while since the current was strong their, but the 5 LB carp was no match for the 13 foot 7/8 weight spey rod.

Banked him quickly and released him.

P.S. There was a big caddis fly hatch (tan color) coming off which is what I think they were feeding on. Put the tan nymph on and they went for it.
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