Friday, December 8, 2023

The best video about fly fishing for carp

This is the greatest video about fly fishing for carp I have ever seen.  My favorite is the spiral cast he uses
This film and the accompanying music make this video enjoyable. Too bad there are not more films like this.

Saturday, November 25, 2023

Last Carp?

Volia, my many different flies for carp. Among them are sinking and floating flies. My favorite
streamer is a white woolie bugger. 

The picture posted, is maybe, the last carp from the 2023 carp campaign.


The shoot out between OCR Bighorn v. The Peux Fulgor semi automatic fly reel

Monday, November 13, 2023

carp fishing at Loeb Lake fall 2023

Sorry for the delay in posting pictures of carp that I caught last week in Central Park
I had some technical difficulties loading these photos.

These fish were caught on consecutive days of fishing, between 3:00 -5:00 pm.
My rod was the Maxcatch, 4 pc,6wt, 8'6" fiberglass fly rod and the OCR Bighorn semi-automatic fly reel. I fished a 7 wt fly line, furled fluorocarbon leader & 8lb tippet..

Can you see the size of the net I used? It is the Promar  Trophy Series #3,
the largest of the folding nets (26 inches wide and 17" deep).

The tourists and passerbyes were impressed with the fish I caught but none of the carp were
longer than 30 inches. I have caught larger fish in this lake and I know that there are fish weighing
more than 30 pounds.

I struggled with the last fish caught. It wouldn't stay in the net. Once, twice, three times it managed
 to find a way out. Very frustrating!

shout out to Jacob!


Friday, November 10, 2023

carp fishing O C R Bighorn semi automatic fly reel

Caught a little guy this afternoon. The fish likes this position, resting on his belly. I had fun
fishing the Bighorn.  The reel is extremely smooth on the retrieve.

(Hi Maurice)