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rickf 07-08-2013 12:33 AM

Carp on Dry Flies
This one is for you Nick and Joni and John:

nick k 07-08-2013 07:56 AM

Re: Carp on Dry Flies
I've seen that one actually. It's a very impressive video, and just goes to show you the variation in fishing techniques for carp depending on their location. All shot right by a major road too, although that's where I catch my carp.

I hooked a 20lb carp yesterday on a corn fly. Fought him for 20 mins. Had him head out of water and bobbing several times but just a foot too far from shore and there's a steep rocky embankment at the spot. Had a guy helping me try to tail him since it's hard to do it all yourself with the embankment. Carp finally came up real close, guy grabbed the line like I told him not to (I was using 4x), carp gave one last kick and push, line snapped, and off he went. Heartbreaking.

john montana 07-08-2013 09:38 AM

Re: Carp on Dry Flies
Love that video...

runningfish 07-19-2013 10:37 AM

Re: Carp on Dry Flies
Nice vid, looks like it was taped Taiwan or Japan.

redloco 07-20-2013 05:32 AM

Re: Carp on Dry Flies
That I believe is the Han River in Seoul. the writing on one of the signs in the back ground is Korean, but I am not a hundred percent exactly where....

innes 07-20-2013 06:38 AM

Re: Carp on Dry Flies
There's a previous thread to this story. The guy was using a bread fly.

jdyers34 07-21-2013 09:05 PM

Re: Carp on Dry Flies
I got this guy this morning on a size 16 elk hair caddis. There was a small school of carp slurping bugs in a pond.

hailfly 07-30-2013 07:47 AM

Re: Carp on Dry Flies

Here in Oklahoma there where over a hundred carp and maybe some catfish, eating these off the top of the lake, by the time I got my boat and returned there were only around a dozen fish or so, trolling batteries dead, very disapointing. My questing is what are these and what would be the fly to use, they look like a brown march ? but they are black. THey are a different color on the south end of the lake I'll but a picture up of those.
Thanks guys, catching a carp on a fly rod is just about all I can think about these days.
K B Toth

---------- Post added at 07:45 AM ---------- Previous post was at 07:43 AM ----------

One from the south side of the lake, definitely not the same color as the ones
on the North end of the lake, or am I just wrong ? Sorry I dont have a close up of the ones from the North end.
K B Toth

---------- Post added at 07:47 AM ---------- Previous post was at 07:45 AM ----------

Sorry, not trying to hijack the thread.

nick k 07-30-2013 10:11 AM

Re: Carp on Dry Flies
Looks like some sort of mayfly or drake, but I don't know too much about bug species. I'm sure someone more knowledgeable will weigh in soon.

theboz 07-30-2013 12:35 PM

Re: Carp on Dry Flies

Originally Posted by innes (Post 574216)
There's a previous thread to this story. The guy was using a bread fly.

Bread flys are deadly! Many lakes and ponds where people feed the ducks with bread have carp and catfish that cleanup the excess.
There used to be a guy on LI who specialized in catching monster carp and WR Bullheads by floating bread on a fine wire hook and ultralite tackle. I had the opportunity to fish several times with his group and did great with a white foam popper while they floated their bread. Very fun way to catch these bottom feeders!

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