Pattern Flies for BIG CARP

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by Nate Newman, Jun 10, 2007.

  1. bankwalker

    bankwalker Member

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    ive been fishing them for years now. though never with a fly. i have caught them up to 38lbs out of green lake. though 90% of what i have caught are around 10lbs. and all i use for bait is corn.

    i would sure love to catch them on a fly. but its risky with all the people walking behind oyu at all times. being most of the water the carp hang out in is right along shore and the walking path being with in 5ft of the lake.

    check around the swimming area, and duck island those are good areas in may and june
     
  2. PbSlinger

    PbSlinger New Member

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    A noob on the board. I'm a little late on this thread here, but here's what I threw exclusively to river and reservoir carp this past season. Both produced equally as well.

    Carp Slider....kind of a Carp Toad type fly
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    And this is a bug I roll up that I call The ZZ Top Carp Bug
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  3. pittendrigh

    pittendrigh Active Member

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    You might try one of A.J's loogies:

    http://montana-riverboats.com/boat-building.php?mode=show_msg&msg=0814.0002&start=0&forum=2007
     
  4. Mark Ritari

    Mark Ritari Trouthunter

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    red thread wrapped around a scud hook with a small poof of red marabou off the back. if u want to go super tech u could use larva lace.
     
  5. jobyksu

    jobyksu Long Drift Trouter

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    Here's my experience:
    General streamers work pretty well. Clouser's are fantastic because you can sloooow retrieve it across the bottom and worry less about snags. Dark bunny leaches can work well also.

    While I have had hookups with drifted nymphs, tightline techniques are much more productive. The takes can be extremely subtle, and if you feel the slightest bump, be prepared.

    PBs ZZ Top Carp bug looks extremely similar to one of the good producers - we use more legs and no eyes:)

    Good luck in your hunt, it's addictive!
     
  6. Chris Johnson

    Chris Johnson Member: Native Fish Society

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    Anyone knox of other wetside lakes with carp? I've wanted to try them for a long time, but I never knew of them on the west side
     
  7. Wayne Jordan

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    Caught on a Carey Special and towed me 200 yds. away from Duck Island.
     
  8. Connor Parrish

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    Nice fish wayne. you did some work in that toon!
     
  9. Backyard

    Backyard SANCHO!

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    Smaller sized 'Pat's stones'

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    If they are feeding on the bottom, this will catch them. It looks like so many different things they eat, if presented right, will get jumped on.

    Super easy to tie, just a few wraps of lead, some of those olive stillwater rubber legs, and some dark chenille.
     
  10. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Loaf of wonderbread, separate at the slices, wrap one around your hook and make a wonderball! Anway, that is a nice looking carp, they are brutes. I bet that got the old heart pounding.
     
  11. lee sieckmann

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    A size 10 hook dubbed with red squirrel fur tossed into the mud puff of a feeding carp. Never could get a cruising carp to look at anything, but they will grab this fly if you can present it right. For algae surface feeding carp , a floating woolly bugger in colors to "match the hatch". Kind of a big Griffith's Gnat.
     
  12. ak_powder_monkey

    ak_powder_monkey Proud to Be Alaskan

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    weighted treble fly?:rofl:
     
  13. flyfisher70

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    Hello everyone, new guy with a few carp patterns for all of you. These patterns work great on the carp down in SoCal. A buddy of mine has hooked into some very large carp in the Columbia river with some of the same patterns as well.

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    Hope this helps with getting you hooked into carp.
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