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Old 02-28-2014, 02:06 PM
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It is in the 50's this morning but dropping with an on coming storm. I am fishing rivers, our ponds and stillwaters are still ice capped, but edges are opening.
Caught six this morning smallest 27". They took the popcorn ball. I used a T3 6 wt. and Sharkskin Magnum line
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This means that I'd better get out tomorrow, before the winter storm hits...

That sharkskin magnum is a phenomenal line. Doesn't hold up to jagged rocks well, but what line does? I used it last year on one of the floats on my local river for carp.

Tomorrow's forecast looks promising (heavy sarcasm in that statement).

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That sure looks like a blast. Thanks for sharing!
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That looks like a ton of fun. Sure makes me want to get out and fish.
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It is! Yesterday they peeled line like crazy! I a using circle hooks so light hookups

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Lovely looking fish. It surprises me that the carp will feed well enough in the cold, snow conditions.Over here in OZ, most freshwater fish seem to close up shop during the colder months. Maybe you just try harder! I'm new to fly fishing for carp as I usually fly fish for trout in my local lakes and streams. I've had a few carp fly sessions including this afternoon but no joy so far. I see plenty of fish but just cant get them to take a fly. I'll try the Thingamebobber with a largish nymph next time . Do you have any other suggestions that you think might work?
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I've had a few carp fly sessions including this afternoon but no joy so far. I see plenty of fish but just cant get them to take a fly.
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I'll answer, despite being South African and the recent cricket results... If you are seeing a lot of carp then look for the actively feeding ones. Cruising carp will rarely stop and take a fly. Look for silt clouds, tails up and the lone carp that is hanging in one area... Carp are a humbling fish and your presentation needs to be perfect, but seeking out and focusing on the feeding fish will up your odds...

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Sorry about the cricket results but we can still be friends cant we? Thanks for the advice and I have to agree that carp are a humbling fish. Trout can be so much more cooperative!
Many of the carp I saw yesterday were in groups and swirling and splashing in the shallows--I thought they were maybe only interested in making baby carps. A few were feeding around the weed beds and making the stalks move and shudder. These fellows weren't interested in my flies although maybe they just couldn't see them as the water is like milky coffee. I'll keep trying.
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When they are rustling in the grass, I will throw a bugger on a Type II and strip it with pauses.
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Thanks Joni,
I'll give that a try next time I go out.
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