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  1. flyrod

    Pennsylvania Roll Call!

    Three years later I stumble into this forum and see a lot of old activity (dates) posted a while back, but here goes: Paul Merritt here, I am a transplant from Edinboro Pa now live in Carlisle, Pa. I still live in some good carp fishing area so looking forward to catching some bigguns! I recently started getting interested (more seriously) in carp fishing on purpose. I have caught a few big carp on fly tackle over the years since I began fly fishing in the 70's. I have made some boilies, and gathered the makins for some pack bate to try out over at Pinchot, Marburg, Memorial Lake, Raystown, Juniata River, and the Susquehanna. If I ever get enough time, I may venture over to Ontelaunee or the 'kill. I like reading online about carp tackleand methodology, so am enjoying the learning experience. I am C&R 100% so I made my own unhooking mat / weigh sling....but still need a good net, chair(s) and TIME.....PLENTY OF TIME!!!!!
  2. WOW its been a long wait for this advice, but try the Skyulkill river. It harbors some real lunkers where you find the right flows!
  3. flyrod

    Guide to carp care

    I recently got interested in carp fishing with spinning tackle and hair rigs, boilies, and the like, so logic led me want to have an unhooking mat. I looked at the ones commercially available, and didn't want to pay the price they wanted for both a mat and a weigh sling together, so I made 2 which can be used for both tasks quickly. The total cost turned out to be around $30 but I made 2 for that price, so I can get a friend into this sport and provide him (or her) one. Mine simply fold up, and have a 1/2" thick padded center. Might want to entertain the idea for your solution.....