Monday, October 6, 2014

Carp On The Fly On The SUP: Episode 1

This September I had a brief two week window where I was catching some very good sized carp in an area of waste deep flooded brush from my Standamaran.  It took me a while to get around to blogging about it because I was lucky enough to get some of my best go-pro footage yet chasing these carp and it took some time to edit the video.

This is the first episode in a series of videos about the experience:


As you can probably tell, it was really challenging to land these carp.  I ended up using mainy 1x  and cranking my drag down and sticking it to these fish from the second I hooked them.  If you showed mercy - any mercy at all - they would destroy you.  

For the most part I was using black leech patterns like Chubby Charsers and Martin's Carp Bitters.

6 comments:

  1. I loved that! Good for your SUP! With carp in vegetation I always pray that the weeds cover their eyes and head, it makes them pasties, aside from what you must pull in.

    Gregg

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  2. YYah, fighting you AND the weeds does seem to take the wind out of them. You get more of a bulldog fight.

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