Blue River Fly Classic

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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

The Carp Crusades - More Of Charlie's Notes

Charlie has captured three nice carp in his last two outings and as I am writing this he is currently on Rock Creek searching a new stretch of water we discovered today.

The thing I like about what Charlie does is he makes observations and mental notes not only to use in his future outings, but also to share with others.

Here are Charlie's most recent observations.

1. The big ones lead and alert. The followers are less alert and often feeding. So go for the back of pack.

2. If they are cruising at a pace don't waste time.

3. If they are stationary they are looking for suspended food, so throw them your favorite worm pattern.

4. If their nose is down, sucking and moving slowly throw your crawdad or something found in sand/gravel.

5. The really big ones are almost untouchable, they know your presence early and move to far side out of sight and reach.

Charlie Wright

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Hi Barry,
Nice thread there. I agree with Charlie's conclusions. I though, use an indicator more often than not as my access is limited and I must take what I get. If glare, chop, debris, algea stain, etc., preclude sighting actual fish, a fly cast to signs of feeding fish, bubbles, muds and such under a fly rod bobber just works. My go to is a size 6 or 10 egg tie in light colors, often mixed, say yellow, peach and salmon. That same fly would seriosly catch those big brood trout they stock in your water, trust me on that. I wrote Charlie days ago, no response, hope he is well.
Best, Gregg