Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Grass Carp

Grass carp are a spooky fish. You've got to see the fish and make a lucky perfect cast that doesn't send em running. I've regulated my attempts at these grassies to windless sunny sky -- any ripples on the water and I just can't see 'em. They don't root around like common carp so they're difficult to spot. Using my 4wt as delicately as I can. The only fly that's hooked grass-lips is still the pheasant tail nymph.

4 comments:

  1. Holy Grass Carp batman. That looks like a prize worth the wait and stealth. Nice job. Tight Lines.

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  2. Very cool, those things are SOOOO tough.

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  3. Spooky is the perfect description. I've never seen such a wary fish. Extremely frustrating fish. And so rewarding when you finally catch one! Good job! I've landed 3, but am a long way from getting them "figured out". Keep it up!

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  4. ah i love these things. in florida they were less spooky because the sea grapes were always falling into the water and that splash sound was like a dinner bell. most of mine were caught on sea grape or algae blob flies.

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