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09-08-2013, 09:38 PM
Join Date: May 2011
Certain things about summer carpin are perfect. Water levels, full sun, etc. but summer also brings the heat that gives the fish the mid day lull (I hate chasing sunning carp). In the summer, I actually pray for a stuff wind to keep some wave action going and mask my approach and cast as well as keep the fish active. A fly fisherman praying for wind...weird. Regardless, the late summer months have been good out west for carp.
Been catching the bulk of the fish on the hybrid, with a few coming on San Juan's or trouser worms etc. summer fish are tough, we have really had to feed them the fly, but with all that good light some of the visuals have been astounding. The biggest fish there was actually sunning and I threw a carp wooley at her from about 30 feet away. The fly hit just behind and too her right as she was faci g away from me and she flipped around in an instant to eat it. Awesome stuff!
I hope everyone is doing well...sad to see the summer go.
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