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Old 08-05-18, 09:34 AM   #11
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All this makes sense. I have a friend who catches them regularly, and he rebaits after every hookup. I never understood why, and I wonder if he understands or if he just knows they will hit fresh bait better. My friend fishes for carp primarily with corn. He will chum the water with creamstyle and fish with whole kernel. Who knew?
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Old 08-13-18, 07:12 PM   #12
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Thanks to all for your advice on gunning for Carp - please bear with me as I go through this story..This past weekend I was hoping to test out the drag on my Birthday present (Galvan Torque T-4) my son gave me recently...It balances perfectly with a 7'6 4wt. American matrix rod I built a couple years ago, so I was ready to tackle some decent size bass..Since it looks like I may be moving back to Middle GA in the near future, I have packed all my fly tying equipment/material etc., so I couldn't tie any of the recommendations that were provided in previous posts, so my quest for Carp would be put on hold for a while..I decided to tie on a bucktail, based on the classic Coachman style fly (size 8 streamer hook, red floss sandwiched by peacock herl, with some multi color bucktail for the wing, and a grizzly hackle palmered)...Well, as I slowly stripped the line on my third cast, I felt a very solid tug on the rod and I was anxious for the bass to go airborne..Well, when the fish didn't jump, I thought perhaps I had foul hooked the bass, but I also knew it was going to be a battle based on the way line was being pulled from the drag, and the bend of my rod..After a couple of runs I was able to steer the bass closer to the bank..Low and behold (yeah you guessed it), it wasn't a bass but rather one of the Carp that I have been watching for the past several months..The fight did take a few minutes (seemed longer), but in the end I was able to land a Carp that floated the scale @5lbs....No pic's (I rarely carry a phone when I fishing, particularly in my hood pond)..Thanks again for all the responses with your experienced advice and guidance on bringing a Carp to shore. Maybe I just got dumb lucky, but sometimes it's better to be lucky than good..Also - what a great reel the Galvan is!!
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Old 08-16-18, 10:29 PM   #13
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I bet that carp put a nice bend in that 4wt. Good way to put the drag on a new reel to the test too.
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Old 08-18-18, 12:13 PM   #14
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You are right on both accounts aknezo..Thanks for reading!
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