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 Post subject: Carp on the fly
PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2010 11:14 am 
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Well i have just had an email from a friend that only fishes for carp on the fly after he was forced to stop fly fishng for trout due to distance traveled ect. Well he is 87 years old i guess....
14lb caught on a bread fly that i tied for him:
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24.7lb carp taken on the fly:
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Chris used to fly fish for trout though the fishery changed to a coarse fishery instead, so he asked me to tie a few bread flies and biscuits much the same as mullet bread flies really.
The small!! 14lber took 20 minutes to land and the big un took 3/4 hour to get in the net a brute of a fish.
Thought i would share this as given his age this is a major achievement

tight lines all

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 Post subject: Re: Carp on the fly
PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 4:04 pm 
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flippin' 'eck! I missed this thread, but good grief, the man should get a round of applause, partly because they're darn good fish by anyone's standard, but mostly because at 87 and still actively catching big, he's an inspiration to the rest of us! Well done that man!

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 Post subject: Re: Carp on the fly
PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 9:55 pm 
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Nice fish! :D

Maybe you should carry an unhooking mat if fishing catch and release...or did you eat 'em?? :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: Carp on the fly
PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2011 3:09 pm 
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Plymouth angler wrote:
14lb caught on a bread fly that i tied for him:


Hi Mike,

Any chance of a sbs for the bread fly? :)

I'm going to give the carp a go in a couple of weeks and would like to get a couple of flies sorted.

Colin


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 Post subject: Re: Carp on the fly
PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2011 7:42 am 
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Colin,

I personally use two types of bread fly. The first is simply lots of white deer hair but cut fairly flat, i.e. not a huge great lump and certainly not too spiky. I also try not to obstruct the hook gape too much. The other is just a chunk of Ramer sponge, the stuff that looks just like bread when it is wet. You can buy one from Boots. The only snag with the Ramer is it sinks (slowly) when wet. One piece of advice I got was to use a lump of cork in the middle of it. What I have found a good method is to use a Ramer on the point and a deer hair on a dropper and use the deer hair as an indicator, as well as it taking carp in its own right. Or you can just watch the line if using the Ramer on its own - strike at the slightest twitch!

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 Post subject: Re: Carp on the fly
PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2011 2:25 pm 
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Thank's Andy,

I have a ramer sponge that I've used for mullet, without success I might add.... :(

I've never tried tying with deer hair, so I think now is the time to give it a go. :)

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Colin


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