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Old 11-01-2013, 07:23 AM
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I really liked the video, i thought that the editing was good

although it may have been a tad bit over dramatic for fishing carp in a retention pond...?

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although it may have been a tad bit over dramatic for fishing carp in a retention pond...?

not sure
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Neat video!

They copied the start from the award winning "Once in a Blue Moon" . The coffee pot and the smoke in the chimney?
The video with the mouse fly pattern? Even my 2.5 years old daughter found it very interesting.

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I had accidentally caught a large one before but never actually fished for them. I saw a couple of carps when I was out for bass in the summer. They were about 10-15FT away from me. I did try to get them to bite my crawdad flies, but they just followed it and turned. Then, there was a guy close by who gave me some instructions on how to catch them but I couldn't really understand what he was talking about. Something to do with marshmallow, corn, and seed rig, etc. I was actually glad that the carp swam away so he could actually stop and we could fish our separate ways.

Now, since we are in the topic and since that I am seeing more carps in my home water; I'd be interested in actually trying to fish them. Any proven tips on how to catch them? I am planning to use the 6wt.
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Now, since we are in the topic and since that I am seeing more carps in my home water; I'd be interested in actually trying to fish them. Any proven tips on how to catch them? I am planning to use the 6wt.
I've not targeted them very often and I'm pretty bad at them, but one that has nearly aways worked is tying up a purple deer hair mulberry pattern. Find a mulberry tree that overhangs the water and cast your "berry" there when the real fruit is dropping. "Match the hatch" sort of. Something about those berries makes carp about as dumb as a brick and only a fraction as wary as usual.

Other than that, I've tried for them when I spot them while smallie fishing and found that small streamers with black maribou fished slow and on or near the bottom seem to attract them. I also drop the fly in some distance away and bring it past them. They don't react well to things dropping right near them (except those "berries").
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I've not targeted them very often and I'm pretty bad at them, but one that has nearly aways worked is tying up a purple deer hair mulberry pattern. Find a mulberry tree that overhangs the water and cast your "berry" there when the real fruit is dropping. "Match the hatch" sort of. Something about those berries makes carp about as dumb as a brick and only a fraction as wary as usual.

Other than that, I've tried for them when I spot them while smallie fishing and found that small streamers with black maribou fished slow and on or near the bottom seem to attract them. I also drop the fly in some distance away and bring it past them. They don't react well to things dropping right near them (except those "berries").
Thank you for your input, I found this video on youtube and it looks easy enough for me to tie them.
Gotta make some incase I see them swimming around me again.
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That looks a lot better and easier than my deer hair berries! I'm giving that on a go, too.
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That looks a lot better and easier than my deer hair berries! I'm giving that on a go, too.
I tried it, but it didn't come up as good as that one, but it was very easy. I also made one with purple Cactus Chenile.
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I tried it, but it didn't come up as good as that one, but it was very easy. I also made one with purple Cactus Chenile.
The chenile may be better anyway. The real berries float very low in the water and the deer hair tends to ride too high. I'm thinking the foam would too.
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Seems like Mr. Zimmerman is living the good life for being a "semi-retarded". Carp fishing seems to be unappreciated here in the USA. According to trade figures it has the highest number of fishermen in the world. So I guess there are quite a few semi-retarded in the world.
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Whoa!

Who said carp fishing is retarded?

Not that I condone it but I believe he said the gentleman in the video was the tard...
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