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Old 11-18-2003, 12:34 AM
Armando Armando is offline
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Carp flyfishing

Intriguing fish for me, I always look for them and never see them, had a three pounder on a san juan worm once but never again, this weekend found a dead one on the beach, and she had to be 20 pounds or so.
I need some tips for carps in lakes, are some of the bonefish patterns ok with them? I'm not bad spotting bones or fish in the shallows but carps are totally fooling me.
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Old 11-18-2003, 07:44 AM
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When I lived in Idaho, a friend of mine used to chum for them with popcorn and catch them on little white poppers. That was in deep sections of the Snake River, and the carp were gigantic. The current trend is to sight-fish for them in shallow areas - just lke bonefishing. Carp are extremely spooky, especially in the shallows, and catching them on the fly is a real challenge, though it's definitely not everyone's cup of tea. It seems that you can't pick up a FF magazine these days without finding a picture of a carp. Good - If enough trendoids take up carp fishing , maybe it'll cut down on the crowds at the beach.
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Old 11-18-2003, 03:43 PM
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heres a website pretty cool fly and it does workhttp://www.msu.edu/~connert/cornfly.htm
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Old 11-18-2003, 04:16 PM
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Never fished for them. There is a club up here in Rhode Island that shares info on techniques and where to fish, though they don't use fly gear. Chumming an area for a few days in advance of your trip seems to be key to amazing success.
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Old 11-18-2003, 08:25 PM
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Talking Marshmello carp fly

Had a friend that used to fish carp, some real tackle busters.
He would start out with white bread as chum. Then came the little marshmellos. He would throw out a hand full and start a feeding frenzy. His fly was white trimmed deer hair the size of the marshmellos. Used a 9 wt. and their not leader shy.
Happy fishing....(*)))>{
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Old 11-19-2003, 04:41 PM
Armando Armando is offline
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MMMM....chuming the area sounds like a busy job, but who knows maybe I can get really good at it.
I'll tie some popcorn flies, and some others in that style thankyou for your help, as soon as I get one I'll show you the photo.
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Old 11-19-2003, 05:27 PM
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Rhode Island is the smallest state in the U.S. One can drive from border to border in less than an hour. I think the info on chumming I saw said to use beans. Chum the same area once a day for 4-5 days. The info was very specific, maybe you can find it with a Google search.
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Old 11-19-2003, 08:04 PM
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Hey Quick - I wonder where the RI carp are located. I grew up in Southern RI and lived and fished there for over 40 years, but I never saw a carp until I moved out west. Plenty of suckers, but no carp. Must be in the northern part of the state - probably escapees from Buddy Cianci's aquarium. PJ
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Old 11-19-2003, 08:24 PM
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LOL, like I said, I have never fished for them. I think one of the locations is Roger Williams Park.
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Old 11-23-2003, 07:52 AM
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Talking

i'd rather fish for koi.................
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Old 11-23-2003, 08:47 AM
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You know, I've got a five-pound koi in my aquarium. I was wondering where those muddy footprints on the rug were coming from every morning. I guess I'd better start locking the door at night. Jeez, koi poaching - what's next, poodle hunting?
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Old 11-23-2003, 09:06 AM
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[what's next, poodle hunting? [/B]
i'm not so sure i see that as a negative (although to your point, not very sporty).
rich n
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Old 11-24-2003, 08:13 AM
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Went carp fishing this weekend and got bored as hell, I saw nothing I chumed with popcorn, beans, corn, bread you name it. Standed there with the fly and the line ready for any cast, nop nothing.
Who knows maybe they where there laughing and eating
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Old 11-24-2003, 06:00 PM
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Forgot to mention, carp fishing is best during the spring spawn.
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