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Carp unlimited

Started by Woolly Bugger, May 26, 2018, 10:29:21 am

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wildmttwalleye

Quote from: Woolly Bugger on June 13, 2018, 17:17:34 pm

These carp have forced me to up my knot game from what I've been using for trout. The Figure 8 Tarpon Loop Knot is my goto for loop to loop and to fly, replacing a perfection loop and no-slip mono knots.


its easy to tie and this video makes it simple to learn.



I've never had a non-slip knot or perfection loop fail on any fish. Most of my fails come from bad tippet to tippet knots (blood knots are the worst for me; I like the double uni)

Woolly Bugger




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ex - I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!”

me -There's a season?

Woolly Bugger


Spork and I have been hittin the carp hole on a number of days... but the bastards haven't been showing themselves in the shallow water.


Spork: "F*** this place"
WB: "It's the only game I've got right now."
Spork: "We should hit Oak Hollow, I was down there and carp were everywhere, a whole acre of tailing carp."
WB: "Alright then."


well we met up just after 3 and headed on down the road stopping for some rehydration fluids and got to the ramp around 4. Dude at the counter ask about our canoe, "does it have a motor?" Then he ask me if I'm over 60. $3.50 ramp fee, that's 1/2 off the regular price. And off we go down to the acre of tailing carp, only they aren't there or aren't easy to see. We jumped a few and had a couple of shots but it was pretty muddy and vis was off. Spork blamed all the kayakers for putting the fish down. I thought he remarks were more like Translywader hyperbole.
Tried another cove. Battery was spent. Paddled up into the cove, jumped a few more fish. It wasn't looking good. So across the lake we went past a sign that we later discovered said, "No Boats Beyond This Point" Spork caught a bass. On the way out of this cove, the water exploded in front of us. Spork got ready to cast, then we realized that it was a golf ball that hat skipped on the water and that we were in the line of fire ! We hightailed it out of there, and while looking back that was when we realized that we had gone past the no boating sigh.


The end.



ex - I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!”

me -There's a season?

Phil

It's always good for the soul to get out into the wilderness and commune with nature.  8)

Fishbug

Theres some voodoo happening at the end of that figure 8 loop video.

What size tippet you got? And using 8wt I assume?


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June 18, 2018, 13:37:48 pm #35 Last Edit: June 20, 2018, 06:18:35 am by Woolly Bugger
Quote from: Fishbug on June 16, 2018, 23:33:09 pm
Theres some voodoo happening at the end of that figure 8 loop video.

What size tippet you got? And using 8wt I assume?


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I was using 15 lb fluoro but after breaking off two at hand I've switched to 20lb

Landed another mirror carp today #nophoto


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me -There's a season?

Woolly Bugger



Number 6


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Woolly Bugger

Carp blockers





I've hooked some larger bass but lost them when they tailwalked and threw the hook



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me -There's a season?

Woolly Bugger

Spent 3 one hour shifts at the pond today, had a couple of good shots, got robbed by a carpblocking bass and the other chance blew up when the carp ran into the leader... later I blew a couple of shots by landing the fly on the carps head, they do not respond well to that but it does give you an idea of the power and speed that they possess.




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ex - I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!”

me -There's a season?

Dougfish

Retirement looks like.......................dis?
"Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here? Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change? " <br />-Oddball, 1970

Woolly Bugger

Quote from: Dougfish on June 20, 2018, 20:32:47 pm
Retirement looks like.......................dis?



Fuxk off, you know I'm taking care of the folks!


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ex - I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!”

me -There's a season?

Woolly Bugger

Quote from: Woolly Bugger on June 20, 2018, 20:43:49 pm
Quote from: Dougfish on June 20, 2018, 20:32:47 pm
Retirement looks like.......................dis?



Fuxk off, you know I'm taking care of the folks!


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And another thing, Willis, I had four billable hours today: mlm


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ex - I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!”

me -There's a season?

Dougfish

I have 14 hrs today. And counting.
Trouting in the early am, holmes. Phone will be on. Office open.   V:;
"Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here? Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change? " <br />-Oddball, 1970

itieuglyflies

You boys just keep on working and sending in money to the Feds each month......us retired guys appreciate it.

Woolly Bugger

Quote from: itieuglyflies on June 21, 2018, 09:27:24 am
You boys just keep on working and sending in money to the Feds each month......us retired guys appreciate it.



Obsession and those spooking carp got the better of me today. I had to make a quick shot at one close in before it moved out of the casting window... first cast was a tad short. Second cast was on the dinner plate. I went to set the hook but missed the fish the the fly landed up in a tree.. I put a little too much effort into retrieving they fly and snapped the rod tip, so instead of sending money to Uncle Sam I sent 55 Wonga off to Redington.




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