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Old 12-31-2012, 12:07 PM
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I do an 8wt because of the flies I'm throwing...
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YES. LOL Seriously, I use both as I am not casting big flies. I caught them on both. Even the medium flexed AST by Allen's Fly Fishing, oh and really fun on my McFarland three piece 6 wt Glass. Seeing how close I could get the tip to my fingers was fun stuff LOL.
I have a 10' eight weight that is great for changing currents in the rivers.
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Awesome, most of my carp fishing will be ponds and maybe a slow flowing river so a 6 should be fun. I will set up both my 6 and 8 for carp just in case.
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I use anything from a 6-8, and just match the rod to the size of the fish in the area I am targeting on a given day. The average carp out here is between 9-11 lbs, so for the most part I fish a 7 wt. I landed 19 fish this year that I scaled at over 20 lbs (30 lbs was my biggest), so an 8 wt is never too much out here, but I prefer the 7s. I use a six in one area where the fish are much smaller (5-7 lbs).

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I wish it was June.. I'm ready for Michigan!
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Thanks John! I will use the 8 until I have a good idea of what size fish are in the different areas I will target. You also gave me an excuse to pick up a 7wt haha. I wear Costas so I should be good there! Tying some backstabbers and may see what I can come up with a crayfish pattern to bring in the new year.
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Speaking of you carp-lovers, could you check out the back stabbed version I tied in the fly tying articles? Thanks. All criticism welcome.
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That may be the biggest carp on fly these eyes have seen, great job, fantastic catch.

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Do you guys prefer an 8wt or a 6wt for carp?
I usualy use an 8wt but when you have hogs in skinny water a 10wt is not too heavy and gives you some chance of landing big ones before they wrap them selfs up, and break you off.
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10 weight! I see that with vegetation.

Here is the 6 wt.

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Hey bugslinger, check out my fly on the fly tying articles section of this forum. I made a craft store version of the back stabbed. Let me know what you think.
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