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  1. I went through the same thing this summer. What finally changed my luck was not settling on somewhere to fish until I found a spot that had active fish showing themselves every few minutes. As a fly fishermen you know a neutral or non feeding carp is just about impossible to tempt when sight fishing. The same logic applies to conventional tackle. Also fishing one rod with a fruity type boilie and one with a fishy seemed to help my odds. Some days the fish preferred one variety over another. Good Luck!
  2. After 6 blanks in a row during August a cold front moves in and I have a 9 fish day. This is my new PB. A 33lb Wisconsin Common Carp.
  3. My personal best mirror, 23lbs. Caught on a combination of a 20mm garlic boilie and a 16mm strawberry ice cream boilie from k-1. The location was the Fox river in Wisconsin. Dustin Riesterer
  4. Great to hear! I've had my eyes on one of those 9'6"s for a long time. Seems the perfect rod for the fishing I do.
  5. This just happen? I love their octopus hooks for catfishing. I imagine these will be decent.
  6. I've had luck fly fishing when the carp are feeding on the surface. The best fly for me last season was a black gnat pattern. I used a 8 weight rod with 8 pound mono tippet. I fish dirty water and I was able to drift my boat to the pods of feeding fish then I would try to softly land the fly at the edge of the pod.I really didn't twitch or strip the dry fly I just let it drift on the surface until one would notice it. If you cast on top of them they are gone! I have not had luck fishing for them when they are feeding on the bottom where I fish. I think mainly because they are so hard to see here.
  7. Thanks guys! I'll look into it. I should probably get a mat and a proper net first. Needless to say my carp care has been poor. Living in an area where most people shoot carp instead of fish for them I never learned about proper handling.
  8. I was looking into my first euro setup, I don't really need it for the untouched waters I fish, my walleye rods work just fine. I just thought it would be a nice new experience to try out a longer rod and a baitrunner. Any opinions on the wychwood combo for sale on BigCarpTackle?
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