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Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 07-10-2014, 11:52 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By john montana
Re: Carp Plan of Attack

Rule #1 is know your forage. Great advice to dig around and figure that out. When in doubt a generic nymph will probably work. If you find them tailing and rooting you want to place the fly as...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 06-10-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 251
Posted By john montana
Re: Carp Flies in NJ?

My go to fly is the hybrid:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/johnmontana/65f3b62d29c4019e1e6fda9abbc6662c_zps3b7b9473.jpg

That said, knowing the forage in your area is key. Carp can eat a...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 06-10-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 576
Posted By john montana
Re: Fly Rods' Rule!

I wish I had some good panfish water out here. Very cool.
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 06-10-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 604
Posted By john montana
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 06-07-2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 161
Posted By john montana
Been a good couple of weeks!

In the last couple of weeks I have gotten out for some pretty good days on the water. My buddy Justin and I chased carp for four days, and I snuck out for one solo day last weekend. The carp have...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 06-07-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 313
Posted By john montana
Re: First time hunting Golden Bones

Congrats! Good start! 1x is the way to go...I go down to 2 x a lot as well but 1 x is my go to. Good luck man!
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 05-24-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 465
Posted By john montana
Re: What is the largest fly you use for carp?

I think it really is a question of forage...what are the carp eating where you fish for them sort of thing. Out here on the Columbia I fish small flies...10s and 12s for most of my fish, but I have...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 04-27-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,073
Posted By john montana
Re: Monster on my 2wt

Fantastic fish! Nice work!
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 04-23-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 276
Posted By john montana
Re: First Carp on the Fly

congrats! nice fish!
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 04-18-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 316
Posted By john montana
Re: The carp gods smiled down on me today

congrats! the season has really heated up. Out here the big fish are starting to show. It is going to be a great year.
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 03-31-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,100
Posted By john montana
Re: First carp of 2014 for me

This was a little bigger than I had planned on chasing with that glass 5 wt...22 lbs.
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Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 03-23-2014, 12:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,100
Posted By john montana
Re: First carp of 2014 for me

I played with an Orvis Suoerfine glass 5 wt today...pretty fun on these small pond carp! They really bent that rod over and it was near impossible to turn a hot fish. I am not going to rush to use...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 03-17-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,087
Posted By john montana
Re: Korean carp?

Rule #1, know your forage. Carp are masters of finding the most efficient way to get calories...so you need to figure out what they are eating as their primary forage. They will often eat other...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 03-11-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 398
Posted By john montana
Re: Bull reds and black drums on the fly

Awesome. I want a black drum!
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 03-11-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,100
Posted By john montana
Re: First carp of 2014 for me

to the best of my knowledge nick, it is a recessive gene, sort of like blue eyes. So essentially, you need the milt from a mirror to match up with the eggs from a mirror to produce another mirror. ...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 03-10-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,100
Posted By john montana
Re: First carp of 2014 for me

There are really only three variants when it comes to scale patterns. Fully scaled, mirrors, and leathers. Occasionally you will get a fully scaled fish that has some strange scale patterns, we...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 03-10-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 712
Posted By john montana
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 03-10-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,100
Posted By john montana
Re: First carp of 2014 for me

I have fished lake mi 4 times, but never beaver island. It is really different than my home waters. The fish eat gobies and act more like smallmouth bass, they often chase and just crush big 2-3...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 03-09-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,100
Posted By john montana
Re: First carp of 2014 for me

Travis and I got after them again today...we pounded the fish!

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Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 02-26-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,086
Posted By john montana
Re: The Addiction Continues

Nice! I used to indicator fish for carp in small rivers in MN. Don't have the right situation out here but a good dead drift was deadly. Clean looking fish!
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 02-25-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,100
Posted By john montana
Re: First carp of 2014 for me

Seeing the fish is crucial out here. In ten years of chasing them on the big C I have only "felt" 3 takes. You just aren't going to catch them blind because they won't chase a fly. You have to spot...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 02-24-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,100
Posted By john montana
First carp of 2014 for me

It has been a long, cold winter! We finally got a day of sun, and despite the water likely being way too cold, I checked out an area that usually gets the first couple of carp of the season to show....
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 02-24-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 354
Posted By john montana
Re: New Mexico Inner City CARP-FEST!

Fun stuff! Nice fish too...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 02-24-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 527
Posted By john montana
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 02-02-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 741
Posted By john montana
Re: Carp Flies for a Starter

Carp are tricky in that there is no "right" fly for all carp, but there probably is a "right" fly for your carp. Rule number one is to know your forage. Figure out exactly what the carp you are...
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