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fishingfly 06-23-2012 11:10 PM

Grass Carp
 
I recently heard of a few lakes around my area that are full of grass carp and want to try a change of scenery. Any information of fly patterns and techniques would be greatly appreciated. Ill be fishing out of a kayak with a 7 wt rod if that makes a difference. I searched the forums for grass carp but came up empty. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

bucktail 06-24-2012 01:49 AM

Re: Grass Carp
 
http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/fo...carp-pics.html

fishingfly 06-24-2012 11:10 PM

Re: Grass Carp
 
Oh, thanks man. I never saw any mention of flies there, I know people use a lot of over sized nymphs is that about right? Also, I tied what I hoped would be a good grass fly out of green marabou. It looks more like a lump of algae though, and I understand that they don't eat that. I'm going in the morning so I might just try both.

stl_geoff 06-25-2012 07:59 AM

Re: Grass Carp
 
Carp Flies from Missouriflies.com

Go and check Chris out. Dude is a hoot, plus he catches em like its going out of style...unless I go with him then we just catch striped bass....

fishingfly 06-25-2012 08:44 AM

Re: Grass Carp
 
Perfect, Ill post some pics when I get some tied. My trip today got rained out so tying day!

bocamike 06-25-2012 03:21 PM

Re: Grass Carp
 
I just recently became interested in Grass Carp also, purchased a dozen flies from Chris at MissouriFlies, but haven't had a decent weather day to give it a try. I have a 75 acre lake at the end of my block (5 doors away), but if it hasn't been raining, the wind is blowing like mad. I'll give it a try soon and report back here with anything learned. That lake is loaded with Grass Carp that look to be 10 pounds or more. The water is crystal clear so "stealth" will be the primary test. I can see them in 6-8' of water, and only hope to find a way to present a fly without them seeing me.

Also, do a Google search "fly fishing for grass carp" and see all the info you'll discover there (including one other thread in this forum).

Lastly, off topic, and this is likely a very long shot. I spent my final years at IBM with my favorite manager who also retired and went back home to Auburn. He's apparently quite active in the Alumni Association, would be about 70 years old, and his name is Jimmie Warren. Any chance you know of him? If so, tell him Mike Pilgrim says hello when you next see him.




Quote:

Originally Posted by fishingfly (Post 467164)
Perfect, Ill post some pics when I get some tied. My trip today got rained out so tying day!


Fly Fish Florida 07-05-2012 01:59 AM

Re: Grass Carp
 
30lb plus grass carp on a berry fly from Broward County on a 5 weight.

http://www.flyfishflorida.co.uk/Uplo...lus%20Carp.jpg

fishingfly 07-07-2012 11:41 AM

Re: Grass Carp
 
Wow, nice fish. I have heard of people catching them on berry flies down here, particularily near the coast. I still haven't had the chance to hit the lake, got busy at work.

Fly Fish Florida 07-08-2012 03:58 AM

Re: Grass Carp
 
The Berry fall tends to be very specific, but if you can find the right tree at the right time, with fish actively feeding, then they are a blast. The rest of the time, I have found it difficult to tempt the Grass Carp. I can stalk plenty of them, but if they are not actively feeding, it makes them difficult to target.

mbphotos54 07-08-2012 10:38 AM

Re: Grass Carp
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Fly Fish Florida (Post 469315)
30lb plus grass carp on a berry fly from Broward County on a 5 weight.

http://www.flyfishflorida.co.uk/Uplo...lus%20Carp.jpg

i caught one about that size on a breadball fly I made, white and tan deer hair, I havent been out again to try with the strong hooks, as its been to hot.


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