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Bill de Brooklyn

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  1. carp are omnivores your presentation is what is important; not the fly. carp are not like other fish, they must be feeding before they will consider taking your fly. if they are not feeding go see a movie. they are very cautious, they don't like fast movements. they are very easily spooked. if you can see them, they see you. always approach with stealth. I have caught carp with numerous flies, dry, wet, streamers, terrestrials and soft baits. lakes fish differently from rivers. please take a look at my blog: The Great Lakes of NYC. it features the tactics I have used to catch carp. you must use stealth, patience and accuracy to be able to take carp with your flies! Bill
  2. In my opinion, not enough is known about fly fishing for carp. sure, everyone has a fly for carp but not everyone has the same fishery. carp live in many types of water. gin clear, to muddy brown is what I have in the Greater New York Area. Many of the flies designed for carp only work in certain fisheries. It seems no one is fishing the water column. The past few years I have experimented with soft baits,pop ups when fly fishing for carp. Those classically trained may frown but I think the fly fisher needs to push the envelope to expand the season and places where carp can be caught.
  3. This is the best carp fly fishing video. It should have received have won an Academy Award.
  4. Good work. the water here is still less than 50F . maybe next week!
  5. That is not a fish. That is a torpedo! "The Great Lakes of NYC"
  6. Deer hair is spun to resemble a number of things that carp eat like mulberries, bread, seeds. take a look on "youtube" there are a number of videos that explain how to tie deer hair flies. Bill Henry "The Great Lakes of NYC"
  7. It may work. but fly fishers rely on the weight of the fly line to cast their flies. fly fishers cast flies to carp that are in the process of feeding. if carp are not in the process of feeding, we move on to carp that are feeding. carp take many of the same flies that trout take; so a fly placed near a feeding carp is liable to be taken. Bill de Brooklyn "The Great Lakes of NYC"
  8. Loeb Lake this evening.
  9. They must be in the process of feeding themselves. They will not just take a fly. they are super cautious. they do not like fast movements. never let them see you approaching.
  10. I fished ultra light today at a small pond in Nassau county. I dug out my 2 wt March Brown Travel fly rod and One of the early versions of the Franco Vivarelli semi automatic fly reels. I hooked 5 landed 2 in 3 hours.
  11. The rod is made for the Japanese market. I bought it a few years ago from Blue dun in Japan. If you are thinking about the old fiberglass rods, I still fish a 2pc, Orvis full flex, 8 wt made around 1970. It is tough but gentle rod. By that I mean it seems to adjust it's strength to the fish. If I catch a BG you can feel the fish's every move. My favorite rod of the moment is the BVK 6 wt I picked up on e bay. It is fast and accurate. But I plan to catch some carp on my cane fly rods. 6' 10", 3 pc, 7 wt, yellow fiberglass fly rod " Floater Bum". by Fenwick.
  12. I fished with a buddy in Central Park and caught my first carp since I ruptured my quadripcep muscle last September. I used theATP semi automatic fly reel and a fenwick 7wt, 3 pc,fiberglass fly rod. Bill IMGP1784
  13. http://www.youtube.c...e&v=Wbm1dsyRhhU
  14. This is the "MEER" , one of the 5 lakes in Central Park. It is located in the north east corner of the park. the sail boat pond is much further south. During my travels to cities in NY & NJ , I have found that most urban lakes & pond have Koi in them. Beware of the head shake!
  15. I saw this couple as I fished the Meer in NYC's Central Park.
  16. The forecast for this week in NYC is over 50F+ for the next few days. last year in march I watched some of the big koi we have sun themselves in Prospect Park lake. there are commons in the same area. I plan to use some ground mix & watch what happens. I have caught carp in 4 of the 5 counties that make up New York City. I hope to catch one in Brooklyn soon. Bill
  17. it is a standard wooly bugger. fish it as you would any wooly bugger. when I fish this fly, I cast it so that it is in front of the carp. as the carp approaches, I twitch the fly and wait for the take by the carp. the beauty is that it is a standard fly, no bells, no whistles .
  18. Carp will take many of the same flies that trout take. Your presentation of the fly is very important. when you can see the carp in the water, the carp probably sees you too. use stealth when you approach carp. I've caught carp on the surface with dry flies like Tarantulas, MadamX & deer hair flies (tied to resemble bread, pet food & berries). They will take streamers, egg patterns and other wet flies. When they are tailing try nymphs, crayfish type patterns. Carp are omnivores all that is required to catch them is that they must be feeding & you present your fly on their "plate" ( imaginary triangle, with the apex of the triangle being the carp's mouth and the base is about 2 feet from the mouth) I use flies from #14 - #8 most of the time. Bill
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