Originally Posted by pikester
Try the pond at 136th and York. Go out there when it is calm and you will see them on top of the water sucking air. With a sharp cast you might be able to drop a fly right in one's mouth, then hang on!
I recently read a book on carping with flys
he said hes caught over 500 carp!
he mentioned carp are easily spooked. a while back I threw my fly 2 feet in front of a big ole carp, I couldnt believe it when he just stood there and did nothin.
he mentioned throwing your fly about 5 feet in front of the carp, when the water is real clear. but he did say if its muddy enough(which happens where they feed) you can pretty much throw it in his face, now if they are sucking on top, they arnt the best carp to go for(unless you wanna snag 'em*
), you wanna find one thats got just its tail sticking up, stirring up mud in the shallows. hes feeding. throwing your fly in the muddy water, the carp will think he stirred it up and* will suck it down. carp are bottem feeders. thats probably why that works so well. I would suggest reading up, this book had "1 off" flys that are supposed to work on carp.(not good directions, but good patterns)
good luck, johnson res. has some bigguns, but its littleton.
o ya I almost forgot, carp can wiegh double digits, and have real soft fleshy mouths. so take it easy on the hook set, the way he talked you don't even have to set it. just pull back some. he said he snapped lots off on the hook set.
I hope any of that info helps, im just starting to get into carp, this guy has me hooked. whats so bad about them anyway? I almost like the idea they taste nasty, maybe they wont all get fished out.....
poor mans bone-fishing is what he called it.*
man once you get a 30+ incher, youll be addicted, and probably tired with a sore arm(s) those are big heavy strong a$$ fish. in other countries they have a much better reputation, even for edibility.
not to mention they are harty as heck, can survive from 30 to 90 degree water!!!! and pretty much thrive in ANY water around here