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Old 03-20-2012, 04:55 PM
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Hey guys need some advise again. I have this same pond by my house that i talk about. I was fishing the other day and I saw one big grass carp and a couple catfish. I caught an 8lbs catfish last year on a woolybugar. I couldn't get them to bite on anything. So I am looking for some new ideas. I tried a number 10 bedhead woolybugar, a couple different nymphs, and a couple different dry flies. I couldnt even get them to look at anything I threw. I unfortunately cant really afford to go out and buy a new rod so what ever I am throwing I have to throw my 6 weight will have to handle. Thanks for the help
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The main thing is you want it on the bottom. Weight is important, but having the hook point up is more important.

The Backstabber is a good option- Colorado Fly Fishing Reports: Backstabber Fly (Step by Step)


A black Redneck Rabbit also works well- http://www.grandrivertroutfitters.co...d/Redneck2.pdf
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GLOW BUGS....in yellow. Works every time and on all carp

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Glow bugs like egg patterns or something else?
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Like eggs. Yellow, sparkly is nice and a white soft hackle collar helps.

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Default Re: Carp and catfish flies

For catfish, I've caught quite a few lately on clousers. They were most likely feeding on baitfish at the time and my minnow looking bait swam by. Green and white, but what will a green/white clouser not catch.


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I am counting on that baby for the Wipers riverbilly as well as Yellow and White plus Gray and white Clousers.
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Joni, I may be borrowing that glow bug idea for carp, never thought to try an egg pattern...
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I mainly sight fish for carp I look for ones that are feeding face in the mud tail sticking up and I must say the two most productive flies for me have been the wooly worm and "mikes carp candy" I strongly suggest checking out missouriflies.com I tye my own now but I orderd from them recently and They are awsome I emailed back and forth discussing what I wanted and what I was looking for and they nailed it with quality ties. I suggest emailing the guy even if you dont plan on buying due to his knowladge. Just my thoughts.



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I've caught many cats and carp on Woolly Buggers, MudBugs, DDH Leeches, and Kat Killers. I posted some pictures of the Kat Killers on the forum a while back. They're very easy to tie, effective, and it doesn't break your heart when you lose one to the bottom.

For Buggers, I've had great luck with rust brown, black, and olive.
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