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Really starting to get addicted to carp. There is a river 6 blocks from my house that I have been fishing and have already got a couple over 20 and several over 10. Been using corn right on the hook with small clamshot from Bass Pro. Tied up a few hair rigs but haven't had any success. Rig comes back empty 75% of the time when I reel in to check it. Gonna try some Dynamite Baits carp corn as it looks to be tougher than canned sweet corn. My question is what is the most popular flavor? Scopex, Tuti-futi, Pinapple, Maple Syrup or Mussel. I can't find just plain sweet corn flavor.

Thank in advance.

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The sweetcorn will pull off the hair easily. Big Carp Tackle has Rod Hutchinson corn that is very good.

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That is great that you have found a place to actively pursue these fish. That is most of the battle there. Now you get the enjoyment of finding exactly what sets them over the top. Scopex is right near the top in my book. That being said, every fishery fishes different, and even from day to day the carp will key on a new flavor. Mix it up, and bring some options. You are in a very fun stage of the game. Enjoy it!

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I have been getting at least a few decent sized carp every time I go. All I have been using is canned sweetcorn on a bare hook. Really want to make the hair rig work. Gonna try some homemade maize and probably buy some prepared corn and compare. Hooking a 20 lb submarine on 8 lb line is a gas. Might sell the boat and all my bass tackle. Probably not.

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You wouldn't be the first bass fisherman that's done it

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Piece of heavy mono, small piece of stick, or anything stuff enough to snuff the bait up against

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Using an artificial piece of corn at the end (or even just cutting a corn-shape out of yellow craft foam, and putting that on the end of your stack should help keep the corn on better.

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The most popular flavor is the flavor you pre baited with.

Welcome to the club. I have a brand new boat sitting in the garage and tons of bass and pike gear, flyfishing stuff. Guess how many times I used anything but my carp gear going carp fishing this season? Once!

It is an addiction.

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For a bait stop on a hair rig, I use a piece of rubber band. We get them six times a week with our newspaper. Free bait stops!!!!!

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Talked my buddy into going with this morning. We parked and walked down to the river and he said we're not going to catch anything in here. He's lived a few blocks away for ten years and never thought of fishing in it. Not 5 minutes after chumming and getting our lines out I hooked up a nice 10 lber. He still couldn't believe it after netting the fatty. Not 10 minutes later I looked over and his line was moving so I said I think your getting a bite. He picked up the rod and it doubled over and in a few minutes I netted another nice one around 10. Together we got 8 fish from 5-10 lbs. in about 3 hours. As we were packing up all he kept saying was when are we gonna go again? Another convert. Only drawback is once he gets some equipment, he'll be fishing in my spot!

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One of the guys who I fish breaks the stems off small leaves and uses little pieces of stems as stop. I thought that was pretty ingenious!

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For a bait stop on a hair rig, I use a piece of rubber band. We get them six times a week with our newspaper. Free bait stops!!!!!

Been thinking alot about this lately. What are your thoughts on using 1/8" or 1/4" square pcs of rubber band for stops? One wrinkle. Why not put one pc on the hair first. Then the corn, then the last stop. This way you can snug the first stop and the corn stack against the last stop and it should stay put. The first stop should grip the hair pretty tightly and stay secure when cinched up. Any comments would be appreciated.

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Go to the Dollar Tree or similar store and get a box of rubber bands. And you don't even have to ask the price. You can get a bunch of stops from one rubber band.

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For $3.99 you can have all the bait stops you will ever need. http://www.ebay.com/itm/5-100-Pcs-Adjustable-Snap-Tie-Lock-Pin-Security-Loop-Plastic-Tag-Fasteners-/181460564949?hash=item2a3fe47bd5:g:erAAAOSw9NxTvDb4

I can get these tags from my work so I am set for life!! HAHA!

^^ this right here is what I use also. Works great and like stated it comes on lots of cloth with tags. Works great in my eyes because the ends are bigger which makes it harder for the loop on the hair to slip off.

And as for the corn use boiled deer corn. Cheaper and tougher and can add your flavor of preference so its not to plain. But corn out of the can seems to always work. When I do use that tactic I use it straight on the hook a few pieces instead of a hair

And as for flavor I have used scopex in the past and have caught catfish so I just stayed away from the flavor. I love fruity flavor baits

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^^ this right here is what I use also. Works great and like stated it comes on lots of cloth with tags. Works great in my eyes because the ends are bigger which makes it harder for the loop on the hair to slip off.

And as for the corn use boiled deer corn. Cheaper and tougher and can add your flavor of preference so its not to plain. But corn out of the can seems to always work. When I do use that tactic I use it straight on the hook a few pieces instead of a hair

And as for flavor I have used scopex in the past and have caught catfish so I just stayed away from the flavor. I love fruity flavor baits

How did scopex work on carp? I would not mind catching a cat here and there at all.

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I personally never caught a carp on it. I know some people love it, but the 2 times I decided to use it i caught a cat. Maybe I will try one last time in the future and that will be my decision hahaha. I have a few go to baits and that's just what I stick to. You will find yours but you can't rely on a certain brand all the time also. I have used the same flavor from 2 different companies and one did amazing and is my favorite and the other company not the same result

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