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#808261 - 07/04/08 03:17 PM Re: Annual Carp on the Fly Tournament [Re: bowriter]
m_allison71
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Gil,
I would like to try this carp on the fly thing. What is the best way to go about it. I've got a suitable rod, I just can't seem to catch them.

Mike
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#808324 - 07/04/08 05:02 PM Re: Annual Carp on the Fly Tournament [Re: bowriter]
gil1
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 Originally Posted By: bowriter
Gil- If you can tie a fly to look like four kernels of corn, I can put you on a winner.

I actually have one of these flies. I won a box of Rainy's carp flies, and this concoction was in it. Now as long as the carp eat corn "naturally" (like run-off from an agricultural field), those fish would be tournament legal. If the carp are used to eating corn because somebody feeds them corn, that constitutes a "fed" fish.

Under most circumstances, a true carp man frowns upon this fly. It's a bit like shooting hens off the roost out your car window with a rifle. I've never been accused of being a purist at anything, though. \:D I'd fish for them outside the tournament like that any day.

Rainy's Carp Flies



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#808325 - 07/04/08 05:07 PM Re: Annual Carp on the Fly Tournament [Re: m_allison71]
gil1
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 Originally Posted By: m_allison71
Gil,
I would like to try this carp on the fly thing. What is the best way to go about it. I've got a suitable rod, I just can't seem to catch them.

Mike


They are very difficult to catch even if you know what you are doing. PM me, and I'll shoot you my phone number to answer any questions I can and to get you started on the right track. In the mean time, read the article in the below link. Good luck!

Everything You Need To Know About Carp Fly Fishing in one Article by a Very Talented Writer


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#808335 - 07/04/08 05:34 PM Re: Annual Carp on the Fly Tournament [Re: gil1]
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Gil- They aren't being fed if that is what you are asking. The only corn they eat or even see for that matter is on a hook.
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#808376 - 07/04/08 08:07 PM Re: Annual Carp on the Fly Tournament [Re: bowriter]
gil1
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 Originally Posted By: bowriter
Gil- They aren't being fed if that is what you are asking. The only corn they eat or even see for that matter is on a hook.


This is a gray area I cannot in good conscience wade into for tournament carpin', but I think it would be a ball to do just for fun.
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#808395 - 07/04/08 09:21 PM Re: Annual Carp on the Fly Tournament [Re: gil1]
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Carp fishing can be either painfully easy or dang near impossible. It all depends on what type of water you are fishing, and what the fish are doing. Help me help you with some more details of what you are experiencing.
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#813479 - 07/09/08 08:50 AM Re: Annual Carp on the Fly Tournament [Re: captain hook]
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All right Dunigan - For a guy who's been talkin' trash about trash fishin' for months, you've been awful quiet. It's carp time, this is the honorable carp thread, and not a peep from you? It's time for you to man up and start telling stories! Lies are perfectly acceptable in this thread.
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#813563 - 07/09/08 09:47 AM Re: Annual Carp on the Fly Tournament [Re: gil1]
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Oh sure, when bugle mouth becomes a trophy, the flyrod guys have to exalt one more level. Juste because they are hard to catch with a fly switch, now they are some revered fish.

But you are too late.

In Yourope, they have been revered for a very long time. But of course, over there, they use 22-foot poles and maggots for bait.

I wish I had a picture of it. About 40 years ago, on a trotline, I caught a carp that I could not lift into the boat. I finally had to cut him in half and got half of him/her in the boat. As a result, I went off half-carped.

(Sometimes I just hate me \:\)
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#813992 - 07/09/08 02:36 PM Re: Annual Carp on the Fly Tournament [Re: bowriter]
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It's a terrible double standard. While the bass doesn't hold a candle to the noble carp in Europe, we don't give carp their proper respect over here. If Angelina Jolie gets props for big, juicy lips, why doesn't the carp?
It's all good - the less people fishing for them, the more opportunities for true anglers. \:D
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#814091 - 07/09/08 03:41 PM Re: Annual Carp on the Fly Tournament [Re: gil1]
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I have the first two verses and the chorus done. It is called, "Who would kiss the Lips that Sucked in the Magoots?" Sub title is, "Would you put Gil's Cork in Your Mouth?"
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