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Thread: Recent catches

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhistlingBadger View Post
    Ha ha, no, these are just common carp, the wild version of koi, strangely enough. They are horrible invasives, weeds of the fish world. They muddy the water, gobble up the eggs and fry of native fish, uproot aquatic vegetation. They aren't even good dancers.
    And they aren't even colorful like the pond Koi we're used to seeing. Rather bland and ugly, really.
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    nice catch. . I love the grayling. I also think carp are real fun to catch on a fly rod.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bpete View Post
    nice catch. . I love the grayling. I also think carp are real fun to catch on a fly rod.
    Grayling are beautiful. When the sun hits them just right they look like they're made out of rainbows.

    I have never been able to get a carp to hit a fly. That would be pretty fun. What do you use one them?
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    Grayling are beautiful. When the sun hits them just right they look like they're made out of rainbows.

    I have never been able to get a carp to hit a fly. That would be pretty fun. What do you use one them?
    there are many good flies for carp such as some of the nymphs such as a hairs ear or a prince. also some buggy looking crayfish patterns. on top something resembling cottonwood tree fluff can work. in europe they use a fly resembling fish chow on the surface. they are certainly not easy to entice though plus they tend to be spooky in the shallows. better use a 6 or 7 wt rod and hang on. some have said it is like flats fishing for bonefish.
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    (the survival rate for arrowed carp is quite low, no matter what the water temperature is)
    very well said.
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    What fun! That arrow "fishing" l0oks neat and seems your very good at it. Badgerling is super cute as always. So nice to see you guys and you must be so happy to be up and about again.

    Matt, we have those horrible carp by us (Peoria is south west of us) in the Fox river. Some places even have annual competitions to see who can catch the most in a way to try and control their numbers.

    Here a little info on them-its from 2017 but still a good read.
    https://www.metrotimes.com/detroit/h...nt?oid=3026606
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    Interesting article, thanks
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    Are we still carping on this?
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