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drc 03-23-2013 06:53 PM

grass carp flies?
there are some grass carp in a local pond that I fish and I can't get them to take a fly. I have caught one on a bass popper. does anyone have any suggestions?

throssing 03-24-2013 12:04 PM

Re: grass carp flies?
I have caught grass carp on a damsel fly dry fly during the damsel fly emergence in June.

bigfishcatcher 03-24-2013 06:06 PM

Re: grass carp flies?
They'll take an olive wooly bugger dead drift on the bottom.

Vans 03-24-2013 06:21 PM

Re: grass carp flies?
San Juan worm or Stonefly nymph would be my top two choices if i didnt have any "carp flies" in my box.

Anything buggy really. Here, have a look at a page on the blog, Fly Carpin. Lots of really good carp flies from a recent fly swap on the Carp Pro forums. There are a couple flies in that mix that are made by members of this forum.

Fly-Carpin: 2012 Carp Fly Swap

Hopefully McTage doesnt mind the link...

brucerducer 03-25-2013 03:04 AM

Re: grass carp flies?
Hey drc:

Glo-Bugs are popular.

okuma 03-25-2013 05:22 AM

Re: grass carp flies?
This site may help answer your questions.

How To Catch Grass Carp on Fly | Grass Carp Fly Fishing Information | Grass Carp Flies

Jackster 03-25-2013 11:17 AM

Re: grass carp flies?
Here you go... Sister Carols' grass carp fly.
sister carol's grass carp fly - Google Search
Rotsa ruck finding the yarn these days. :( I just happen to have a batch from days gone by.

JoJer 03-25-2013 06:26 PM

Re: grass carp flies?
One of the "name" tyer/anglers at a show I went to told the story about staying at a hotel that had a pond with carp every year on the circuit. Every year he'd go down throw a few casts to no avail. The he noticed the carp eating the clippings being blown into the pongd as it was being mowed. He went back to his room and whipped up a "grass fly" out of a green scrub pad. Success!

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