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Carp are uncommon in my area.  In the last 12 years I have only ever caught one by accident.  On a whim I decided to check a new spot in the hustle and bustle of the city.  To my surprise and enjoyment....

This fish was like fighting a bulldozer.  Its not a huge fish, but a good size.  It took me a good solid 20 minutes or so to land the beast.  I definitively need to find good fly Carp waters!

Deftik's picture


Your momma fishes for lifers with Eagle Claws.
Jason E.
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Sweet.  Nice work. Sometimes,

Sweet.  Nice work. Sometimes, the smaller carp almost seem more feisty and lively, while the bigger ones simply weigh a lot and use that weight to their advantage.  Did the carp try to get your line snagged around something or head for the edges of the water?  They almost always seem to do that to me whenever they can.

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Looks like fun, I would love to try fly fishing for carp

Any one have a recommendation on a cheap (under $150) fly rod set up?




Sounds like a great time. Carp are such fun fish to catch. They're linebackers of the fish world the way they muscle around after being hooked. Plus I like how stoic they are once you land them. They suffer through our photo sessions while waiting patiently to be released. Not like other fish that squirm and struggle. Good luck catching more.

Carp Chaser
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Nice catch there Muskymags. I

Nice catch there Muskymags. I know you've been searching for them for a while. Seems like the more spots one tries out, the better chance of finding something good.

"There's always a bigger fish"