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I was fishing Riverbend ponds in Fort Collins and saw this fly fisher being really sneaky. I myself fish with spinning tackle but I really enjoy watching fish get taken on the fly so I stood back a few yards behind him to see the action. Anyways this guy was stalking a monster carp. The fishermen got a bite and set the hook. Fort the next 15 minutes I saw this guy play tug of war with something akin to a log. After he beached it he picked the sucker up and his wife took a picture...the carp was HUGE!!!! Must of weighed at least 25lbs. I had a camara but I did not take the pic...felt like paparatzi work....anyways he was using a nyph of some sort...just wanted to share..

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Great story!...those damn carp are crazy!---scary and intriquing at the same time.
 

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You sure you weren't spying on fly-fishing extrordinare Rottall... nyuck... nyuck, nyuck ; )

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There is a fly I use to use to fish for carp called a Clouser Swimming nymph, its pretty reasonable to tie, but it really works well on carp- I wonder if that is what he was using- to die hard carp fly fisherman many of them hold the clouser swimming nymph as sacred.
 

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Its very possible that is what he was using...im fairly new to the whole fly-fishing thing. It was really neat to see someone net such a large fish on what seemed like a very thin pole and line. I can only imagine how a fish like that feels on fly fishing tackle!


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