Friday, March 11, 2011
New Cane fly rod
A few weeks ago I bought a cane fly rod on e-bay.
I plan to use it for some carp this season. I've been testing
the rod with different lines. I started with a 4 weight line
that was too light. My next test was done with a 6 weight
line; again not right. This evening I tried an
Orvis 8 weight bass taper. The rod really likes this.
I was able to spey cast the line and I got good
I fished with my traditional spring set up, a bead
head nymph tied about 18 inches above a non
bead head nymph.
I hooked a really nice yellow perch two days ago
on this set up and this evening I hooked a blue
gill and a golden shiner. I used a #14 hook.
All the ice that covered the lake and the Lullwater
has melted. Even carp are active, I saw lots of bubbles
on the water surface. I received some ground bait for
carp which I plan to use in Brooklyn and the Bronx.
The ground bait, I hope will encourage carp to eat and
allow me to catch carp in those two counties.