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Carp

Guadelupe River with a 3wt...
Oh I didnt take it as you dissing, just was explaining that it was big for me. Hahahaha I would say that they fight hard but, carp are harder fighters in my opinion. I caught a 31 carp on a 5wt befo
Redngton Classic Trout Review
I bought the 7'6" it was my second fly rod, my first was a 5 wt TFO I received from healing waters.  The CT  is a great rod, 3wt was an ideal second rod, it makes small fish a blast and
Hardest fighting freshwater fish?
find you a 6 ounce redfish or bass or guinea bass or carp and try it for fight,  then get you a 40 pound bluegill and try it, I'm bettin on the 40# blugill outfighting all the 6 oz others. Carp I
With Kids Spring Winter And Summer at City Park New Orleans
City Park is a beautiful place and you'll enjoy fishing there. It can get crowded (with park users, not necessarily fisherman) when the weather is nice but there is a ton of water so you shouldn't hav
August Flies From the Vise
Super simple carp flies #10 grubber hook
My Take On A Couple of Reels
How often do you guys get into the reel with a fish? Never.  I've never gone after trout, so just the sunfish species, bass, a few big Bowfin and gar and (way back in history) some carp. I wa
Rod Recommendations
TFO. If you want backbone I would go with an 8wt for carp.
July Flies From the Vise
Experimental carp fly.  
Carp in N.Y.
I'd never seen the "flying carp" until I went down to NW Tennessee for a small gathering of college friends three or 4 years ago.  A couple of my friends took a boat out and the carp started jump
Standard Nymph Hook, Standard Wire, Standard Shank, Question
There are different standards for different types of hooks.  Dry fly hooks are on "standard" weight and lighter weight wire.  The " standard" length is whatever the manufacturer says is "sta
Father's Day Fishing Stories
I remember the day my uncle sat down with me and he went through his tackle box. He told me the purpose of every float, hook design, and what every lure imitated and how to fish it. Never got go fishi
Carp Worm
Carp are a tough fish to fish for.  However, they are really rewarding when you finally hook into one.  They pull like a freight train, and are challenging to even hook.  Many times you
After a water flow change
So this trip was not my best on the San Juan.  Only one decent fish in the net on the river, but I took a quick drive down to a small lake close by and got a really nice brown trout!  Wonder
The Golden Missile
Well, the techniques used arent exactly exactly kosher (so to speak), but they do make it easier. The reason I asked Xterra is because it works best on community pond type situations. I devised this
Old style wet fly fishing - cast of three flies - need help!
The way those guys showed me was to tie a blood knot leaving the tag long enough to attach the fly on one tag and sniping it close on the other; so yes same stiff material as the heavy side of the kno
Tampa Fl Area
You may want a decent 8wt for the beach, as it can get pretty windy. However, you're 7wt might get the job done, just practice casting. You're on the west coast so it won't be as bad as over here on t
May Flies From The Vise
Micro sculpin-ish carp bug.  
Non-fly rod caught fish
Pretty fish, Poopdeck   The huge numbers I remember being quoted as caught and salted would indicate some one ate them back in the 1800s. Tastes do change as people become more mollycoddled thoug
Back to bream/bass
Lotta people are sceptical of this stuff, as most of my ideas...I could care less. So try it yourself. I know I'm tired of the mop stuff.... missing strikes, too bulky, soggy, etc. This stuff has
April Flies From The Vise
Montana's Hybrid Carp Fly (kinda) Playing around with ideas for something a bit different this summer hook - Dai Riki 135 #6 thread - Danville 6/0 black tail - Ultra Chenille standard red body - Krys
Had weird knock on door...
Good to help out those boys. Did you, by any chance, try and wet a line that particular place. It would be worth a couple of bucks or a Happy Meal to pay for their guide service. Been gone for a long
Big Catfish and a Broken 4wt
I forgot to add my favorite saying. Tenkara is only for little fish! I think my next target on the fixed line will be a grass carp.
Soft Hackled Nymph Swap
There is a thing about tyers like Norm and the many others whose flies grace the magazines and sites like Hans Weilenmann's   http://www.flytierspage.com/ . When people reach a certain level
Stocker trout
About all the trout we have left in the US are stockers or descendants of stockers. Any rainbow east of the Sierras or any brown trout in America is either a stocker or an invasive. If you want to be
We need to wake the hell up, gents
I agree with steeldrifter. I am a proponent of the pipeline. It will be cleaned up. I dont think you should be banned either. It's your opinion. This is mine. I fish around the point pleasant pump on
Finishing Knots
I almost always just whip by hand. I honestly don't even know how to half hitch a fly. The number of turns, whips and wether or not I use cement depends on the size of the fly. Small quick flies and c
Tenkara is just for little fish...
Thanks everyone! The rod is stronger than it looks! It was bent close to double several times in the fight, and is perfectly fine.   This was given to me by a man who actually made it. Its blank
Cortland "MICRON" fly line backing
Rocco, woven hollow core Dacron is the backing used for decades, then came along the Spectra/Dynema zero-stretch type lines.   One can fashion a loop on the backing, using a bobbin threader and a
Hillbilly Bonefish
Carp fishing is said to be similar to bonefish fishing, just without the pristine water and beautiful tropical flats.  They spook easy, require light line, delicate presentations, and smaller fli
Crazy Dad With Under Water Footage
This small crawdad streamer works so well, I was catching fish I want even targeting with it.  I went out fishing for carp, and got a carp and even some smallmouth bass.  In fact, the carp I
tiny fly questions
Awww.. com'on Crackaig.... lol! I've caught a few carp on the fly and ... well I didn't THINK I 'trapped' them. But then again, they were hot into mulberries and a hair tie of an imitation was the '
Fishing for grass carp aka amur
Many target them as they do common carp.   http://freestateflyfishers.org/flies/fly-patterns/sister-carols-grass-carp-fly/   https://youtu.be/zWH2oTiOeQc   http://freestateflyfishers.o
Hello from the SF Bay Area
Hi, everyone.   I've been lurking for far too long on the site and just recently became a member. I have been fishing since a young age even doing the competitive bass tournament scene for a whil
August flies from the vice
New-to-me color combo using Cohen's Carp Dub for the body in Cray-Zee Orange.  I really dig the shades of blue mixed into the dubbing.  
is tenkara catching on?
Yes but I don't think it will grow as much as fly fishing simply because it is pretty much limited to small trout and other fish like that. You simply can't catch just about any saltwater species li
Smoked trout fish dip
I love smoked trout/salmon/carp/sturgeon. I'd always just take a piece and dip it into my mouth, never to be seen again. Sadly, I never gave that a shot even though I've eaten fish in almost as many w
Great day at the pond
Well I got out and had a banner morning. I did take the flyrod but my boat is not conducive to fly fishing so I quickly went to the spin gear. I'm gonna have to get a stripping basket for the boat. Hi
howdy all
thanks fshng2, tom, mike, George, opps yes red ear......LOL...doh me.   I ALMOST caught a great big grass carp on a wolly bugger today, it picked up my fly and swam with it for about 4 feet and d
Bass Bonanza!
Kyle took me out fishing again on his boat and wow!  We had a blast!  Caught fish non stop!  Most of them smallmouth bass, however we caught 5 different species.  Smallmouth bass,
July Flies from the Vise
Bought some size 8 "carp hooks" on ebay for big nymphs. They seem ok at first glance will be interesting to see how they hold up in a fishing situation... URL=http://s1155.photobucket.com/user/sgt-Bul
Colorado Trip!
Well yeah the is literally I am chasing trout. If it was your first time in the salt you would be lost and probably wouldn't make it past day 2     Anyways, yeah I read about the salmon stay
Fly Tyer's Dungeon
Got it, feathers.  Vicente answered, but I'll add my understanding. I now live in Florida.  I was born and raised in Indiana.  I've been all over the world. Based on my experiences, fis
Mouse pattern tail options THAT don't soak up water
Maybe either vernille or foam discs threaded onto a line like the trouser worm carp fly.
Snook Flies Swap
They look like a cross between a carp and a bass...LOL...How do they taste?
Tenkara
It's effective on smaller water with smaller fish,   You mean like the ones on this page:   http://www.zenflyfishinggear.com/news/   or in the video on this page:   https://www
Carp Fishing it Frustrating!
http://youtu.be/TfE0C5Yz0bE So, I decided I would go fishing for carp again since that last fight was so awesome!  If you haven't checked out that video yet, see it here...  https://youtu.be
5wt vs Carp - Knife to Gunfight!
Dude, I kept waiting for you to put some serious heat on that fish. A 5 wt is plenty of rod for a 30 inch carp, most carp guys I know use between a 4 and 6 wt, but if you don't put the hurt on 'em the
New Fly Rod Record for Common Carp
http://www.flyfisherman.com/news/new-world-record-common-carp-on-the-fly/   Best Carp Flies   http://www.flyfisherman.com/fly-tying/fly-recipes/the-15-best-carp-flies/    
Grass Carp!
I'll put them here, too.   [attachment=62897:Fisherboy carp 1.jpg]   [attachment=62898:Fisherboy carp 2.jpg]   [attachment=62899:Fisherboy carp 3.jpg]   [attachment=62900:Fisherboy
New Tying Bench
Mostly the Wabash and the Eel, since they merge in Logansport.  The Wabash was pretty good for sunfish and carp ... the Eel would give up Large Mouth and Small Mouth Bass. Tippecanoe was a little
Strange hooks
They would be great for carp flies.   Well i just re read and seen they are size 16 so nix the carp flies.
New 9' 7wt
Fisherboy sent me the pictures of his Carp.  All I can say is ... WOW !!!  That is a HUGE fish !!!   Nice catch ... good pictures !   [attachment=62893:Fisherboy carp 1.jpg]  
Heavy wire nymph hooks (carp hooks?)
My favorite carp hooks are:   Partridge Nordic Tube Fly Hook or Daiichi 3111   Here is a video to my most productive carp fly:    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNpXOBIE1u8&t=
Rod handles
So after watching mcflys carp video I have a quick question but I didn't want to hijack his great video thread. My dad always told me not to grab the rod where there is no handle. Doing so substantial
I have a jig hook ?
Just regular bead will work, I just tied a bunch up for the carp swap.
Giant Carp on 5wt!
Nice carp!  As I've said before, it's one of the few things I miss from "up North".  Common Carp don't live here.
Asheville, NC Area Opportunities
I've been tentatively planning a trip to NC for the last year or so to chase some more carp on cicadas.  Anyone from that area that give me some tips on good fishing the hatch?  I am looking
Cicadas
mouse man., i bet it makes a big difference in casting...lots less wind resistance when folded back...btw, i really like your mices. Thanks.  A little better for casting maybe, but didn't mak
Invader Zim (really just an over complicated feather game changer)
It's been a long time since my last post, however ive done anything but stop tying. Between tying commercially, working in the shop, and attempting to catch fish I occasionally get time to tie funky f
Koi Fly Recommendations
The Koi and Common are very similar.  Both are opportunistic omnivores.   The Grass is almost always an introduced "triploid" and sterile fish that feeds, almost exclusively, on vegetation.
Mop fly
The possibilities seem endless. I tied some more up with just a black thread head and they look good. I can't wait to get them wet and see how they do. I like the idea for using them as a carp fly.
Black Plague (Cicada)
Now if only I had a rod that could get that bug out there! Nice tie!  I fished a 7 and 9 wt mostly with it last summer for carp.  I know of several people that used 6 wt.  My friend
Carp
Hey guys so last time I went to my local river (the San Juan river) I saw 20+ carp all site fishable roaming around in a slow moving and shallow part of the river I had not been to before. I was just
May Flies from the Vise
  Glenn Ueda's LocoMoco modified for smallies. You can see Glenn's original pattern in this months digital version of FlyTyer magazine. Kimo That's a cool pattern H   Thanks Retro.
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