The North American Fly Fishing Forum


Go Back   The North American Fly Fishing Forum > >

Warmwater Fly Fishing Bass, Bream, Perch, etc...

Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  2
Dislikes Dislikes:  0
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-11-2012, 02:38 PM
piscatorial_phd's Avatar
piscatorial_phd piscatorial_phd is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Central Ohio
Posts: 280
piscatorial_phd is a jewel in the roughpiscatorial_phd is a jewel in the roughpiscatorial_phd is a jewel in the rough
Default 38" Carp on White Streamer

I was fishing for smallmouth bass when this target of opportunity came upstream to see what all the commotion was about when I caught a nice 18" smallmouth.

As I saw this bulge come through the water, I put my Shenk's White Minnow streamer 5' or 6' in front of him to catch his attention. He stopped, tailed and went straight for the streamer on the bottom. As soon as I saw my line twitch in the gentle current I set the hook and ZOOM! This rascal took off so fast that I didn't have to wind slack line onto the reel. It probably took me 10-15 minutes to land him on a 3x tippet.

Click the image to open in full size.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-11-2012, 02:42 PM
mikel's Avatar
mikel mikel is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Ben Lomond, Ca
Posts: 2,250
Blog Entries: 6
mikel has a brilliant futuremikel has a brilliant futuremikel has a brilliant futuremikel has a brilliant futuremikel has a brilliant futuremikel has a brilliant futuremikel has a brilliant futuremikel has a brilliant futuremikel has a brilliant futuremikel has a brilliant futuremikel has a brilliant future
Default Re: 38" Carp on White Streamer

They are a load, huh? Is that an 8wt? -m
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-11-2012, 02:50 PM
tbblom's Avatar
tbblom tbblom is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Myrtle Grove, NC
Posts: 1,023
tbblom has much to be proud oftbblom has much to be proud oftbblom has much to be proud oftbblom has much to be proud oftbblom has much to be proud oftbblom has much to be proud oftbblom has much to be proud oftbblom has much to be proud oftbblom has much to be proud of
Default Re: 38" Carp on White Streamer

Broke off on a fatty this morning on 2x
Nice job!
__________________

Instagram page @tblom77
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-11-2012, 02:53 PM
brookfieldangler's Avatar
brookfieldangler brookfieldangler is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Chicagoland
Posts: 990
brookfieldangler is a splendid one to beholdbrookfieldangler is a splendid one to beholdbrookfieldangler is a splendid one to beholdbrookfieldangler is a splendid one to beholdbrookfieldangler is a splendid one to beholdbrookfieldangler is a splendid one to beholdbrookfieldangler is a splendid one to behold
Default Re: 38" Carp on White Streamer

Surprise!!!!!!!!!!
__________________
Less likey, more green dots
BrookFieldAngler.com
Reply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 0 Thanks, 1 Likes, 0 Dislikes
Likes piscatorial_phd liked this post
  #5  
Old 07-12-2012, 05:50 AM
piscatorial_phd's Avatar
piscatorial_phd piscatorial_phd is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Central Ohio
Posts: 280
piscatorial_phd is a jewel in the roughpiscatorial_phd is a jewel in the roughpiscatorial_phd is a jewel in the rough
Default Re: 38" Carp on White Streamer

It is indeed an 8wt Redington RS4. I bought it as a backup inshore saltwater rod from a clearance rack for $45 (lifetime warranty) a couple of years ago. Last year, I let a friend use my primary rod and I used the RS4. I haven't touched my other rod since. It is a fast action rod that really sends the big wind resistant bass bugs, big saltwater poppers and heavily weighted streamers through the wind with ease.

My only complaint is that the fighting butt gets in the way a little.

Quote:
Originally Posted by mikel View Post
They are a load, huh? Is that an 8wt? -m
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-12-2012, 09:34 AM
mcnerney's Avatar
mcnerney mcnerney is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Pinedale, WY
Posts: 18,586
Blog Entries: 50
mcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: 38" Carp on White Streamer

Very nice, congrats!
__________________
Larry

Reply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 0 Thanks, 1 Likes, 0 Dislikes
Likes piscatorial_phd liked this post
  #7  
Old 07-12-2012, 09:43 AM
mikel's Avatar
mikel mikel is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Ben Lomond, Ca
Posts: 2,250
Blog Entries: 6
mikel has a brilliant futuremikel has a brilliant futuremikel has a brilliant futuremikel has a brilliant futuremikel has a brilliant futuremikel has a brilliant futuremikel has a brilliant futuremikel has a brilliant futuremikel has a brilliant futuremikel has a brilliant futuremikel has a brilliant future
Default Re: 38" Carp on White Streamer

Quote:
Originally Posted by piscatorial_phd View Post
I let a friend use my primary rod and I used the RS4
Thought so. I have a 3 and a 5 as back ups. They were both gifts, and are great rods. Wish mine were 4 pc, but they are not...I still fish them some, but lend them a lot.-m
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 07-12-2012, 10:06 AM
Editor's Avatar
Editor Editor is offline
Fish&Fly
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: West Sussex, UK
Posts: 1,802
Editor is a glorious beacon of lightEditor is a glorious beacon of lightEditor is a glorious beacon of lightEditor is a glorious beacon of lightEditor is a glorious beacon of light
Default Re: 38" Carp on White Streamer

That's a great lean and healthy looking fish - nice!
__________________
Paul Sharman
Editor-in-Chief
Fish and Fly Ltd
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 07-12-2012, 11:04 AM
piscatorial_phd's Avatar
piscatorial_phd piscatorial_phd is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Central Ohio
Posts: 280
piscatorial_phd is a jewel in the roughpiscatorial_phd is a jewel in the roughpiscatorial_phd is a jewel in the rough
Default Re: 38" Carp on White Streamer

I have caught lots of carp over the years, and you are right about the condition of this fish. Very swift and strong in the water. Even as a kid when my friends would make fun of my carp fishing, I thought they were quite beautiful creatures.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Editor View Post
That's a great lean and healthy looking fish - nice!


---------- Post added at 10:04 AM ---------- Previous post was at 10:01 AM ----------

It took all the care with a 3x on an 8wt rod I could muster. I have a friend who plays them like a big brownie on 5x... A very skilled angler, indeed.

Quote:
Originally Posted by tbblom View Post
Broke off on a fatty this morning on 2x
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 07-12-2012, 01:52 PM
stimulator2 stimulator2 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: NC
Posts: 751
stimulator2 has much to be proud ofstimulator2 has much to be proud ofstimulator2 has much to be proud ofstimulator2 has much to be proud ofstimulator2 has much to be proud ofstimulator2 has much to be proud ofstimulator2 has much to be proud ofstimulator2 has much to be proud of
Default Re: 38" Carp on White Streamer

Nice fish.
__________________
SHANNON
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Finally got my carp. Yes another Carp thread.Pic Heavy. mbphotos54 Warmwater Fly Fishing 13 05-14-2012 08:36 PM
2 dozen trout fishing flies,Bloodworm selection, carp flies, carp fishing Ebay USA Fishing Flies 0 03-24-2012 03:21 PM
White River Streamer Fishing 2012 mcnerney General Discussion 2 03-20-2012 09:13 AM
"How to" Carp video series mrp1 General Discussion 5 01-07-2012 12:26 AM
Carp Flies for Mass Carp? Wado13Mexico Warmwater Fly Fishing 4 07-30-2009 03:05 PM














All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:53 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.40 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like v3.6.3 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
2005-2017 The North American Fly Fishing Forum. All rights reserved.