Originally Posted by enolaeagle
I'm intrigued with the new carp phenomenom... I see a lot of separate threads on different sub topics like trips, flies etc... The flies look amazing and simple to produce but i'd like to learn more about this so maybe some of you can weigh in here
Here's the kinds of stuff i'd like to know:
*When to fish (night, day or any specific conditions better than others)
*Do you throw your fly and leave it sit like live bait or do you hunt them down and throw it at their nose?
*Has anyone used tandem rigs?
*Should you lightly jig your fly around?
*When making flies, should you use a heavy beadhead eye to flip the hook up? (Id assume weed guards don't matter in this case...)
*Any other fly pattern than grassy stuff that can be effective?
I guess theirs tons of other questions or info that others may want to know like specific equipment.
There's a lot of carp around here in the Susquehanna River. I've seen plenty of people catch them with corn on a hook and at night people will bow fish with a spot light from the boat... I don't know if they're grass carp but interested in giving this a shot.
Any info, pictures, tips are very much appreciated. I've thought of trying a triple tandem rig with a grassy fly then 2 additional flies that look like corn (yellow salmon egg type thingy...)
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I'm also interested to know hook size for patterns and fly line type that works best (sink tip, full sink or if a floating line will suffice)
I will share my experience.
1. any time during the day, but in the days lately, earlier is better.
2. I have caught them with a fly under a Thingamabobber when the water is too stained to see them. But, when I can see them. I cast in front or to the front side of them and strip the fly slowly in front of them.
3. I have used a Tandem rig, but not as productive. Caught a couple on one.
4. Yes I will jig the fly, or a little movement, but I use only a few different patterns. A yellow softhackle glow bug has been the best. An olive or a black Gartside Gurgler, Elk Hare Caddis, & Hex. I have also caught them on other patterns but these are the ones I make sure I have. I have also great luck with a Midnight Fire bugger on a Type II line.
The only one that is weighted is the Hex with small dumbbell eyes and it floats hook up, but with the weeds it really doesn't help much other than it can get through the weeds to the Carp.
Yellow is my favorite color for Carp.
This is my style and it works great for me.