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Discussion in 'Fishing General Chat' started by kev209, Sep 26, 2019.
All I'm saying is I had a great time
ok you caught a good fish? you have risen to the challenge of the gauntlet being thrown down and answered whith an even bigger carp?
Ahh but they look like they are getting bigger, cheers davo
The big carp I was after, I've been told it has been caught
don't u hate it when someone catches your fish, it probably had your name on it and everything
I don't know about my name. But it had my hook, ledger stop and about 150 meters of line in its back pocket.
bugger, just need to find the end of the line and u may have him, s--t good fish taking 150m line would win challenge I think.
I was told the carp that was caught was in excess of 10 LB.
When I lost the lot I was using light gear he just took off nothing I could do.
I had the drag set 3/4 and using my hand on the spool occasionally, he just kept going finally he headed for the reeds and that was it. The Adrenalin rush and a bit of chest tightness was worth it. This may sound funny to some but I would class this as one of my best fishing experiences. I will always remember how fast and powerful he felt. I've heard fisho's say they got spooled, but this is the first time I have experienced loosing a fish this way. Over the years I have landed a few big carp most have put up a bit of a fight others haven't. I won a comp yonks ago, that carp went 5.4 kg I was using a 12' ? Abu Bronco ledger rod with a Daiwa 1500 reel loaded with 4 lb line that is my best effort.
i once hooked a carp about 14lb in Burrndong, he took 30m of flyline in a few seconds then stripped off a huge amount of backing, so much so I could no longer \see the flyline. Then I was worried a ski boat would run over my backing and lose my flyline. Lucky i had 12lb tippet, and was able to exert a fair bit of side strain on him, and eventually landed her.
The 18lber I got in burraga dam also took a lot of backing before i was able to stop her. For carp I never use less then 10lb tippett.
quite a good fish on 4lb.
What are your favourite carp flys pete, I will post a pic of mine one of these days, I don't know what it is called may not have a name will have to invent a name maybe "terminator" short for carp terminator or something similarly vicious sounding so I feel tough while using it
Mate the fly i use the most is and adaption of a woolly worm, I add a black glass bead at the front to make it look more buggy, or if fishing fast water( we have one river where you will find lots of carp in the runs) the same fly with a dark brass bead to get it down better. Next favourite is one i buy of Trout flies .com its called a damsel buggar and is a carp specific fly but the cod like it to. two having been caught on that fly by accident now.
TIGHT LINES Pete
Bloody annoying catching cod while chasing carp, not. Happened to me once on a hamils killer. glo bugs work well at Liddell and a sort of stretched glo bug in two colours which I will post a pic next time I am near my flyfishing gear hopefully today.
My young bloke Michael got a lovely 53cm cod on one of those damsels. Seen a carp swim past a log, put the fly in next to the log, and came up tight on a cod. Nice.
Awesome, I would say he is well and truly hooked on flyfishing now if he wasn't already.
Right I finally got of my arse and took a pic of some terminators, anyone knows another name for these let me know I got some off a mate I think they may be a hunter valley fishing club design. Glo bug bottom right, unweighted.
The carp generally smash them.
Blair carp seem to like pink for some reason. My young bloke is hooked but has a very narrow focus its either luring for cod, or flyfishing for carp. Trout dont interest him much as they do not offer the same sight fishing opportunities .
Although I started with pink flies, i find on heavily fished waters more natural colours work better.
Maybe I'm a bit weird but after lots of game fishing trips, I believe drags should never exceed 30% of the line class.
I know it is critical with big fish and the increased drag as the spool diameter decreases, but I use it pretty much all the time.
Those sort of flies are common in NZ when fish are on spawning runs up the rivers. They are simply egg flies and there's many versions. The nearest to those I've seen over there were called Hydro Hustlers, in two colours like those but with a white hackle at the head and between the colours. They work well when trout are spawning. Glow bugs there are normally heavily weighted to get down in fast water.
Interesting! At times when I use corn, I use food dye to color it. Have used black and red...lately just black as I believe the color will stand out and attract the carp. I have uncolored corn on as well.
May have a look for pink food dye me thinks!
Master (bait) chef!
Apparently the terminators work on spawn run trout. hopefully i will get up to the snowy soon and have a go.