Thursday, May 17, 2012

Watch out carp

I thought it only fair to give warning to our quarry. Wendy Berrell lands in less than a week and we plan on terrorizing the local carp populations. Whipped up another 9 yummy soft hackles tonight and will continue to work on stocking the armory prior to picking Wendy up at the airport.

Me, Wendy, several fly rods, a shit ton of flies and a few days to do nothing but fish? I almost feel bad for the carp. Almost.

 

10 comments:

Trevor Tanner said...

Additional ammo is on the way.

John Montana said...

Hell, now they have no chance.

Brookfield Angler said...

Key word...almost

The soft hackel looks like backstabber without the marabou....same general hook?

John Montana said...

Brookfield, i'm a HORRIBLE fly tier. so those hooks are just some random stuff i bought at River City some day. I tie mine in rougly sizes 4-10, and i like hooks with big gaps. i'm not much on recipes and hooks etc. i just slap stuff on whatever hook i have laying around and stick it right in the carp's face. it works for me.

Tim Gerke said...

John, do you ever have problems with weighted flies spooking carp when they hit the water? That's something that has plagued me in my limited carping experience. Based on your ties here it seems it's not an issue for you. Do you cast way past feeding carp, then strip back in?? A post by you on general carping strategies would be a must read!

Gregg said...

Those are sweet. Long ago I tied many similar when I first came across their use on line. Still though, I've not had the sighting well enough to really show them to many carp. Time will reward me.

Gregg

John Montana said...

Tim, I 100% have to be conscious of the splash factor, and yes, i spook fish. i've basically decided over the years that i'd rather make SURE the fish has a chance to eat the fly. So i usually go as heavy as i dare, and cast as close as i can to the fish. My theory (since they don't chase well out here) is i'd rather risk spooking them, than have them not see move to the fly. Plus, i want a heavy fly so i can get after the bigger fish, which are usually in a foot or two deeper water than the small guys.

Eric Ramos said...

What kind of hackle do you use? Do you dye them yourself?

John Montana said...

I am not picky eric. I use any hackle I have lying around, but if I have it, I always use pheasant hackle, died that yellowish/olive color.

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