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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Finally hooked my first carp!!!!

    Well done, it's great to go after something a bit different. I did occasionally fish for Carp n the U.K. During the summer months. Used a fly called the dog biscuit, basically spun deer hair. Great off the top action
    Eddie
    "We look to Scotland for all our ideas of civilisation."
    Voltaire

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    Congrats! Nice work!
    John Montana

    Carp on the Fly

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    Thumbs up Re: Finally hooked my first carp!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by jbird View Post
    I have come to love carp. I feel sorry for those who scoff because theyre really missing out! Theyre hard to catch so they are a real reward when they do bite. And they get really large! They live in the ugliest and prettiest places on earth.
    I was lucky enough to tussle with this guy today

    SAY HAY BIRD! Saw and just responded to your PM. Answered my own question on your present location. This is a good thing you're that far away, the SPCA is looking for you for raising so much havoc with Rogue Steelhead.

    This guy was a 'machine' with a fly rod in his hands! Speaking of which, the fishing, and catching, is some of the best in years here on the upper Rogue at the moment.

    Fred Evans
    When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost. - Billy Graham"

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    Congrats.....I have yet to hook up. I have a honey hole ...but it is 400 miles away. Trying to find some carp closer to home....

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    Do you have anything else? Catfish? Drum? I think that catfish and drum are a similar fight. I've had a lot of fun catching them both.

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    Default Re: Finally hooked my first carp!!!!

    Congrats on your first I'm still trying been close a couple times but no Cigar
    Dennis
    fish more fish more often,If the hats missn I'm fishn

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    Default Re: Finally hooked my first carp!!!!

    Hookin' 'em is the trick!

    Keep doing that, and you'll be just fine.
    Cheers,
    --Rob

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    Default Re: Finally hooked my first carp!!!!

    Good for you Tsubeta! Keep trying; it will happen for you.
    The take is the premier moment.

    Mr. P.'s Blog

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    Update:

    No carp to report on here: I managed to hook onto one last week and for the first time was able to see an aggressive carp chase the fly and eat it.


    The three hook ups before this one I'm talking about were different; the bites were all pretty heavy and immediate.

    The one I hooked onto last week was such a subtle bite that it reminded me of hooking onto flounder (or fluke???) out in saltwater.

    if I had not been able to see it chase the fly, I probably would not have been able to set the hook. sadly, it took off after about 30 seconds.

    I'm sad to say that the tournament I entered in is over on Saturday and due to my work schedule (back to school) I won't be able to try and hook onto any in the last couple of days leading up to the deadline. Oh well, it's been one hell of a summer chasing these fish and have made me a much better fly fisher (or so I'd like to think)

    tight lines,

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