Anatomy of a Carp Bite (Video)

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  1. Risentidefishing

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    We've been doing a lot of driving around the county looking for Carp the last few weeks. Finally found an area with some good size fish feeding shallow. Back's out of the water style. Was able to sneak within range and get one to eat with the camera rolling, which never happens! In the video you can see me casting at the first fish who rejects it. Kept stripping my mop fly until it was on a collision course with the second fish and he sucked it right up. Unfortunately he wasn't having it and took me straight into a log jam, busting my 8lb tippet. Other than the break off we were able to land 6 fish in the 1lb-12lb range, all on a tan mop fly. Looking forward to checking out Henshaw in the next few weeks. Called today and they said it should be opening up for boat fishing soon. Tight lines!



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    Great footage, Eric! Everything that fly carpin's about; stealthy approach, excited whispers, fish right in front of you, a rejection, and an eat!
     
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    Thanks man! Most people don't understand the carp fly fishing thing until they've experienced it hahaha You know what's up though :emoji_punch:
     
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    I know a place in the IV they congregate like that. Nothing but bass there last week but once hotter they will
     
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    Excellent video......I have been tying and throwing mob fly for a while now and have hooked up with bass, gills and trout with them but have not yet used them on carp. Would be interesting to see a pic. of your mob fly....Unless its a secret tie.
     
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    Unfortunately my last one is in a carp’s mouth now but it’s nothing special. I believe I got them at Strouds so Craig May know the exact recipe. I think it’s a Black Bead Head with some black dubbing and a whitish/tan body. I want to say about size 8? Same fly I was using for stocker trout in Dixon before it closed
     
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    Thanks Risentide.....Yeah thats where a fly should end up.....
     
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    Pretty basic. About the only thing simpler to tie is a thread fly.
    Here is one tutorial
    https://www.tacticalflyfisher.com/blog/the-mop-fly-tying-tutorial/

    You can use old style bead instead of type shown in video but won’t ride hook up. I have use Wapsi fly tying super jig heads with molded unpainted head instead. Those are the ones with the Mustad 32833BLN hooks instead of the gold Aberdeen style hooks.

    Stroud Tackle still has some flies think ( I haven’t been able to go in for 2 months now but still manage all the incoming email) and the materials. Probably Fly Stop too. You could call either for availability for appointment for pick up. Or order from somewhere online.

    You can also find mop heads made from the same material various places where you would find the mops. Lifetime of Mop fly body material for dirt cheap.

    Mop flies also work in the bay and surf.
     
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    Oh, and excellent work on the video as usual!
     
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    Yeah right on Craig with the mop flies in the salt, works as good as any fly or plastic. Here are a couple I've had success with. The strange two legged one is suppose to be a scampi.... 100_5198.JPG
     
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