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Finally got a grass carp on my fly rod. Not the 50 or 60 pound monsters I was chasing the last year, but hey it's a start. They are 10x harder to sneak up on than a common carp.

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Very cool.....what type of fly did you take it in ?

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Impressive first one i read about getting xaught on flY.

Thanks for posting

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I used this fly. He was cruising fairly fast. Managed to time the cast and drop it a few inches in front of him. He turned and ate it and it was on.

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Nice one! You're definitely right about them spooking easier than commons. I caught a few on grasshopper flies (lime green, size 14 and 16), when they were near the top. Supposedly lime green is a good color for them all around, although egg flies are a good bet for all carp!

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Thanks! I'll definitely try a grasshopper fly. One issue I have is they are often so far out I can't see them well enough. A topwater fly wold be perfect.

Do you just drop it in their face and let it sit or twitch it around?

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Drop it in front of them and let it sit (or drift). My only experience for them is in canals, though. These are a lot smaller with a higher fish-per-square foot ratio than probably anywhere else. I would spot one and drift it over and over it. They are soooo spooky, but after a lot of drifts, they ate!

I think the grasshopper or beetle (another supposedly great fly for them) may lose some effectiveness if you couldn't see the fish. You may be better off with egg flies if they are too far.

Check out this video by the way... Maybe a dog food style fly would produce for you?

http://player.vimeo.com/video/126263877?byline=1&portrait=0&autoplay=1&title=1

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My favorite fly is a beetle pattern, but that works best in the summer. I've also taken them on nymphs. The key that I've found is you can't give them time to think about eating it - it needs to be right in front of their face and get there fast.

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