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.


  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.


  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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