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#808149 - 07/04/08 11:39 AM Re: Annual Carp on the Fly Tournament [Re: ]
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#808152 - 07/04/08 11:53 AM Re: Annual Carp on the Fly Tournament [Re: gil1]
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Which one is the carp?
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#808197 - 07/04/08 12:35 PM Re: Annual Carp on the Fly Tournament [Re: ]
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 Originally Posted By: captain hook
That picture is great, especially the slime coated scale imprint on your shirt \:D Ah the good times with carp.

Let me see what I have on this puter to show...
That aint no slime coated scale imprint on his shirt! gil1 is part carp, and those are the scales from his abdomen showing thru his wet tee shirt.
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#808260 - 07/04/08 03:11 PM Re: Annual Carp on the Fly Tournament [Re: 4onaside]
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Gil- If you can tie a fly to look like four kernels of corn, I can put you on a winner.
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#808261 - 07/04/08 03:17 PM Re: Annual Carp on the Fly Tournament [Re: bowriter]
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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]
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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



Edited by gil1 (07/04/08 05:09 PM)
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#808325 - 07/04/08 05:07 PM Re: Annual Carp on the Fly Tournament [Re: m_allison71]
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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


Edited by gil1 (07/04/08 05:08 PM)
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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]
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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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#813479 - 07/09/08 08:50 AM Re: Annual Carp on the Fly Tournament [Re: ]
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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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