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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-10-2015, 04:50 PM Thread Starter
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First on the fly rod

I had found a spot last week that seemed to have a good concentration of carp that would allow me to get fairly close, so this morning I decided to breakout the 8 weight in an attempt to land my first carp on the fly. They were a little harder to see in the deeper water with no sun, but after about ten minutes of casting in the area the carp were feeding in the line went tight. Let me tell you what, that fish pulled like nothing I've ever had hooked up with before, but you can imagine my surprise when I finally got it out of the grass and saw this guy attached at the end. I guess the carp will have to wait as they bolted out quickly.

Sorry for the blurry shot, I had the camera on manual focus from fireworks Friday night and didn't realize it until I got home! I thought I had a really cool picture too!!!!

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-10-2015, 06:54 PM
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That's insane! Mind if I ask what kinda fly you were using? Never thought I'd see that happen to be completely honest.

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A black wooly bugger...I've caught them on spinnerbaits, jigs, and rattle traps so I can't say it was a complete surprise.

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I've never caught one on anything but nightcrawlers or stinky stuff

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Freshwater Bonefish! LOL! Yep I had few on the Tully like that!

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Re: First on the fly rod

it probably felt like a narwhal.

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Re: First on the fly rod

I got one during the white fly hatch on the Susquehanna North Branch last August. Something to remember for sure, it was a beast. I had caught them before in a lake on wooly buggers but this was my first on a dry fly.
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There is but one freshwater bonefish...








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I've seen big carp cruising in the Susky North Branch, what fly would you throw for them ?
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Put a fast sinking wooly bugger 5 feet in front of their cruise line. When they are about 2 feet away give it one soft twitch and that's it. Good chance you'll see them correct their course to go right over it and suck it up. Make sure you do t have anything planned for the next 25 min and have plenty of backing.

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