Sunday, June 21, 2009


Symbolic: come unprepared for carp and things must be shoe-laced together. No belt; no fighting butt; 4 wt rod; 3x tippet; no wading staff.

Main goal: MET. A new carp on the fly guy born. This fish was filter feeding just below the surface. Put on zebra midge and within 1-2 minutes, Joe had it in a fish mouth.

When's the last time you've done this?: stood in strong current, on treacherous rocks, holding a ~15 lb carp on a 4 wt in your left hand while taking photos of your fishing buddy with your right hand and also preparing to net his fish.

Worth it though, no question.

We do more carping before 7 AM than most people do in a week.


Blogger winonaflyfactory said...

That looks really fun...

10:17 PM  
Blogger winonaflyfactory said...


5:20 PM  
Blogger Trout Caviar said...

You are the man. That is just crazy. Do you ever eat those fish?


6:01 PM  
Blogger Minnesota said...

Oh, hell yeah!

2:29 AM  
Blogger Wendy Berrell said...

Yes - 4 wt. Sometimes I like to just piece things together on my way out the door. Usually works out. In this case though, I literally couldn't land the fish without help. Not enough backbone in the Avid trout model.

Yes - in fact there is a smoked carp in my fridge as I type. Not as good as smoked trout. I'd call it a "neutral" taste.

12:13 PM  
Anonymous FlyDoctor said...

Carp on a zebra - midge! Now thats a new one...nice job! I can usually never get those guys to eat...strong work.

5:31 PM  
Anonymous josh said...

well, the new guy DOES have a Twins hat on...

9:37 PM  
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