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Joni 02-26-2014 08:10 PM

The Addiction Continues
Christmas 2013 I walked the river and noticed a carp here and there coming up out of the water.
The water is lined with trees and dead branches which I have removed several.
I can't see anything in there, but I know they are there, so I am using a 5' furled mono leader and about 30" of tippet (8lb because of the debris and current) I have a 6" tag also off the ring of the leader. I tied a #12 Green Weenie there and my Softhackle Yellow Glow Bug on the 30" end.
I am just casting this out with a medium Thingamabobber next to the ring on the Furled Leader and letting it drift in the current quite a ways down river. Not fast and furious, but productive.
Some little guys

Even a couple wannabe

This one flipped at the wrong moment, but you can see the Thingamabobber by its mouth. Oh and this one took a floating Black Gurgler

rickf 02-26-2014 09:47 PM

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Wonderful pix! and a wonderful report!

I never thought about a strike indicator for carp? but it makes a lot of sense.

Another week of this horrible polar vortex ...... and things will restart here in PA! Thank God!

john montana 02-26-2014 10:27 PM

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Nice! I used to indicator fish for carp in small rivers in MN. Don't have the right situation out here but a good dead drift was deadly. Clean looking fish!

stl_geoff 02-26-2014 10:29 PM

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How I yurn for free flowing water. I think I saw some today, but its going be in the 20s for the next week atleast with more snow and ice.

Eddie O'Neill 02-26-2014 11:03 PM

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Great looking fish and a nice report.:) I targeted Carp in the U.K. but only on lakes. They can be great top of the water action when they are basking in the sun. I used a "dog biscuit" fly. Not sure if you guys are familiar with it, basically spun deer hair. Worked extremely well.

rickf 02-27-2014 01:14 AM

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My "addiction" is almost the same, but even though I see a lot of carp in my local river, the abundant channel catfish will take my flies first.

A 8 wt in a summer evening with a big white dry fly ....... priceless!

I know these are summer pix? (your pix are Christmas) but everything is insanely frozen here in PA!

Joni 02-27-2014 06:52 AM

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For those not that may not know, we here in Utah are denied access. We are allowed to float rives through landowners property, but cannot touch bottom and some land owners can put fences across. Our senate prefers the $ of these land owns over the mass number of people it unconstitutionally effects.
So, the rivers here that are accessible get pretty popular.
The Jordan River flows through several cities. There can be Trout in there, along with Cat, crappie, Gold Fish and closer to Utah Lake Walleye and other species.
This river gets less traffic and easy to find a spot anytime.
Stillwater is stripping buggers on sinking lines

theboz 02-28-2014 02:17 AM

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Wow Joni that's a slew of carp for the wintertime! And one took a top water ? That's amazing and I'm jealous ! Very nice !

delopez 02-28-2014 12:16 PM

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What are the temps like up there? We still have frozen lakes down here!

jpbfly 02-28-2014 12:19 PM

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Congrats Joni:thumbsup:you're our resident carrpmistress;)

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