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    I recently heard of a few lakes around my area that are full of grass carp and want to try a change of scenery. Any information of fly patterns and techniques would be greatly appreciated. Ill be fishing out of a kayak with a 7 wt rod if that makes a difference. I searched the forums for grass carp but came up empty. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    Corbin Hart
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    Oh, thanks man. I never saw any mention of flies there, I know people use a lot of over sized nymphs is that about right? Also, I tied what I hoped would be a good grass fly out of green marabou. It looks more like a lump of algae though, and I understand that they don't eat that. I'm going in the morning so I might just try both.
    Corbin Hart
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    Carp Flies from Missouriflies.com

    Go and check Chris out. Dude is a hoot, plus he catches em like its going out of style...unless I go with him then we just catch striped bass....
    "When you do things right, people wont be sure you've done anything at all."

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    Perfect, Ill post some pics when I get some tied. My trip today got rained out so tying day!
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    I just recently became interested in Grass Carp also, purchased a dozen flies from Chris at MissouriFlies, but haven't had a decent weather day to give it a try. I have a 75 acre lake at the end of my block (5 doors away), but if it hasn't been raining, the wind is blowing like mad. I'll give it a try soon and report back here with anything learned. That lake is loaded with Grass Carp that look to be 10 pounds or more. The water is crystal clear so "stealth" will be the primary test. I can see them in 6-8' of water, and only hope to find a way to present a fly without them seeing me.

    Also, do a Google search "fly fishing for grass carp" and see all the info you'll discover there (including one other thread in this forum).

    Lastly, off topic, and this is likely a very long shot. I spent my final years at IBM with my favorite manager who also retired and went back home to Auburn. He's apparently quite active in the Alumni Association, would be about 70 years old, and his name is Jimmie Warren. Any chance you know of him? If so, tell him Mike Pilgrim says hello when you next see him.




    Quote Originally Posted by fishingfly View Post
    Perfect, Ill post some pics when I get some tied. My trip today got rained out so tying day!

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    30lb plus grass carp on a berry fly from Broward County on a 5 weight.


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    Wow, nice fish. I have heard of people catching them on berry flies down here, particularily near the coast. I still haven't had the chance to hit the lake, got busy at work.
    Corbin Hart
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    The Berry fall tends to be very specific, but if you can find the right tree at the right time, with fish actively feeding, then they are a blast. The rest of the time, I have found it difficult to tempt the Grass Carp. I can stalk plenty of them, but if they are not actively feeding, it makes them difficult to target.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fly Fish Florida View Post
    30lb plus grass carp on a berry fly from Broward County on a 5 weight.

    i caught one about that size on a breadball fly I made, white and tan deer hair, I havent been out again to try with the strong hooks, as its been to hot.

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