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Old 01-13-2014, 02:44 PM
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I catch 100% of the gar I cast at this fly this summer.
Sorry if this is a dumb question - I always assumed they were kind of suspended in the water column towards the top. With the beadchain, I would guess that fly pictured gets down. Are you finding them 'tailing', for lack of better words? The gar I have seen have been cruising or suspended high in the water column but I have never really pursued them so my knowledge on the subject is about .01 on a scale of 1-10.
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I fish that pattern for grass carp. It usually fishes right below the surface for me. It all depends on what size bead chain eyes you use. Of course, with grass carp, as soon as the fly hits the water I count to one and hard set the hook. Then, I start my retrieve.


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Sorry if this is a dumb question - I always assumed they were kind of suspended in the water column towards the top. With the beadchain, I would guess that fly pictured gets down. Are you finding them 'tailing', for lack of better words? The gar I have seen have been cruising or suspended high in the water column but I have never really pursued them so my knowledge on the subject is about .01 on a scale of 1-10.
I plop it right down in front of them and start to slowly strip it and they chase it right down and follow it up and down in the water. its fun watching their heads bob up and down if I twitch it in.
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Nice. I hope I can find some of that action. I was on the Llano River a few years ago and cast my foam spider at one and he paid it a little attention but didn't eat it. This pond I am venturing to Friday is supposed to have a lot of them. We'll see. I am probably early in the year but heck, it got in to the 70s yesterday.
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I find the best for them is when its extremely hot out. I guess the heat gets em all twitchy, just like me! :P I only cast to them if Im really bored and nothing else is happening, they are my "wont be skunked" fish haha
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I find the best for them is when its extremely hot out. I guess the heat gets em all twitchy, just like me! :P I only cast to them if Im really bored and nothing else is happening, they are my "wont be skunked" fish haha
Haha, nice. What is the body of the black ops? Dubbing of some kind? EP brush?
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You can use a ton of material. I use angora goat dubbing because it's this. If you have a coffee grinder, you can mix cut carpet into a dubbing.


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I use Ice Dub in peacock black, then mix in some purple and black angora when I have it. I tie it in with a dubbing loop to make it thick and then comb the snot out of it. OOOOORRR you can buy from Chris, then you can get some of his super carp gu-gu on it!

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I think Chris makes his dubbing from leftover hair and yarn mix that he buys from walmart and the craft stores.


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Shhhh...you'll give his secret away. theres also squirrel tail in there :P
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