Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Grass Carp on a Fly, Patience-Luck and Good Fly Selection Needed!

Summer Grass Carp Bite

Summertime is here and rivers are too high to fish, what to do? It's one of my favorite pastimes each Summer (sometimes Spring & Fall if time allows) is Freshwater fishing.

Most of you know that trying to catch a Carp on a fly is not an easy thing to do. When you attempt to target a Grass Carp, the stakes really beef up since these things do not like to eat, spook extremely easy, take a perfect presentation and lastly solid equipment to bring em in!

For the past 10 years, I have spent countless amount hours chasing the Golden Bonefish with maaaany frustrated outings, as well as break offs to remember. To really be good at Carp fishing, or even Grass Carp fishing you need to do some research. Where to find these fish, what Season to target -they can be much more active certain seasons than others, non spawn periods, time of day since weather is as important as your fly selection.

 If you Saltwater fish or looking to do more, Carp fishing can truly enhance those fishing skills needed to be a better fisherman. Sight placement and knowing how to read them is just as important as it is similar to Bonefish, Tarpon and Redfish.

Here in Colorado this is the next best thing so I will take it any day of the week! Can't wait to spend more time learning about these fish and if you really want to learn from the experts, check out a few buddies who know their stuff: Lee Novotny with The Fish Fly and Jeff Currier Global Fly Fisher

Nothing like catching a few Bass as well along the way, I will chase any Freshwater fish as long as the Carp are snoozing!

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David McKenzie said...

nice work on the grass carp. tough to feed!

testflycarpin said...

Guys like you and Lee blow my mind. Really focusing on grass carp seriously and exclusively enough to have consistent luck takes fly fishing for carp to such a new level of sadism. I can't do it.

Troutdawg said...

Trevor thanks man! I think I need to get to your level with all the Carp you catch :) We need to get out again it's been too long

Troutdawg said...

David thanks for the props and yes indeed..these Grassies need to learn to eat more often! Can't wait to get on a few more