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Drift fishing for carp

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Drift fishing--it's not just for trout anymore--

Tried something different for me -- fly fishing for carp with Mulberry flies--

They were hitting floating flies under overhanging Mulberry trees.

Quite a hoot to see the brown submarines trying to slurp up a Mulberry.

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How do they take these, do they touch them and you've got to be quick? Or is there a bit of a lag before you can hook them?

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They come at the fly kinda sideways and the ones I caught took the fly and swam off. They mostly hooked themselves.

When I tried to anticipate the take I usually pulled it away from them.

Plenty of times they tried for it and missed the fly, a lot of them would come back for a second or third try.

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That's super fun I've always wanted to fish the mulberry hatch. What wt rod were you using and were the little berries easy to cast?

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On 8/14/2022 at 5:38 PM, rudyc said:

They come at the fly kinda sideways and the ones I caught took the fly and swam off. They mostly hooked themselves.

When I tried to anticipate the take I usually pulled it away from them.

Plenty of times they tried for it and missed the fly, a lot of them would come back for a second or third try.

This is amazing. I don't fly fish , yet. But catching a carp on an artificial is the only thing on my fishing bucket list, this may be only the way for me check off that list. Thanks for the post!

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13 hours ago, PAtroutbum said:

That's super fun I've always wanted to fish the mulberry hatch. What wt rod were you using and were the little berries easy to cast?

I used a couple of rods, both 7 weights. One was an 8' Cortland Bamboo rod and the other an 8'  "glass Leonard rod. The flies themselves, spun deer hair, are easy to cast,they are light weight floaters. You're mostly just casting the line.

 

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On 8/14/2022 at 0:34 PM, rudyc said:

Drift fishing--it's not just for trout anymore--

Tried something different for me -- fly fishing for carp with Mulberry flies--

They were hitting floating flies under overhanging Mulberry trees.

Quite a hoot to see the brown submarines trying to slurp up a Mulberry.

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That’s cool 

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When I fished the CT river in Ma. I used a floating line, small inline foam teardrop float 3-4 ‘of leader with 2 hooks with each having 3-4 wraps of yellow pipe cleaner with an AB split 6” above bottom hook. I would let flyline and float drag the setup over grass, in 2-3’ of water. If visible you could see them follow and just gum the offering, the pipe cleaner I would rub up with smelly jelly, This setup looks goofy with the setup trailing . Worked very very good

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