Grass Carp Flies?

Discussion in 'Stillwater' started by Stonefish, May 18, 2009.

  1. CLO

    CLO Future WFF Mod

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    if they don't eat that stupid bread fly use a treble hook and snag away
     
  2. CLO

    CLO Future WFF Mod

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    I caught a grass carp today, then it got a little weird...


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  3. flytyerboy95

    flytyerboy95 Future fly fishing guide

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    that picture isnt even a grass carp. it looks to me like a species of buffalo(the fish not the mammal) and yes that is a awkward moment LOL
     
  4. Evert

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    Hello, I fish on grass carp in the Netherlands with mullet flies, works very well.

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  5. otto

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    Our home-owners association has a penchant for purchasing grass carp to feed the Eagles and Osprey in the neighborhood pond... after all they wouldnt want those unsightly weeds!
    I've only caught one, and that was on a dry fly to a fish that was tucked up under an overhanging bush slurping something off the surface (repeatedly). I dont remember what the fly was.
     
  6. Steve Saville

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    :beathead: As suggested earlier in the post, fishing for "Grass Carp" (Ctenopharyngodon idella) is a violation of fishing regulations unless there is a special opening. You can, however fish for the "Common Carp" (Cyprinius carpio) in this state. They are widespresd. There is a very good book entitled Carp on the Fly by Barry Reynolds, et al. You might want to order it from Amazon if you're serious about fishing for carp. It has a section on flies in it. Seems to me it was about $15.00 and read the regulations. It might save some money and embarassment.
     
  7. pfournier

    pfournier Do it outside!

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    Steve, how the heck are you? I think this pertains to a private pond and not public waters. Is it still against regulation?
     
  8. Stonefish

    Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

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    Hey Steve,
    Don't hurt your head beating it on the wall. Save yourself the embarrassment and money it will take to fix it.
    Again as I had posted earlier in the thread....private pond, private property with no public access, private stocking for weed control.

    Thanks to all who gave me ideas.
     
  9. Jamie Wilson

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    Funny shit!!
     
  10. Trevor Thorp

    Trevor Thorp Happy to be home in the NW

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    Grass Carp are expensive. A WA Department of Ecology permit/visit is required before even being able to purchase them. Most sales go to private pond owners, large businesses complexes, and golf courses. All with NO possible outlets to any other bodies of water.

    There are some really big ones in Semiahmoo Golf Course's ponds and the Bellingham Golf and Country Club's ponds.
     
  11. Steve Saville

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    My apologies.
     
  12. Trevor Thorp

    Trevor Thorp Happy to be home in the NW

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    Brian,

    Careful, if you hook into one you may not be able say your a triploid hater any more.
     
  13. Stonefish

    Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

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    I'd much rather catch a carp then a finless genetic zombie triploid.... :)
     
  14. Jamie Wilson

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    I hear you- some of the big trips in Rufus Woods look like their fins are worn off. They're just gone.
     
  15. ak_powder_monkey

    ak_powder_monkey Proud to Be Alaskan

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    I was watching a fishing show where they were fishing for grass carp in florida with flies that looked like mullberries