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    Default Finally...another Grass Carp!!

    I finally caught fly rod Grass Carp #4 last night. 30.5", estimated weight of at least 14 lbs.
    I blogged about it here:
    http://www.fishndave.blogspot.com/20...ss-carp-4.html

    David Merical
    Ankeny, Iowa

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    Nice Dave, that should have taken you a few minutes. The a pretty good personal best mark.
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    Awesome job Dave!

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    Yes... It was a 25-minute battle I had little expectation of winning!
    David Merical
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    Nice job! There are a number of them in the lake I live on, but I do 99% of my fishing from my kayak so usually by the time I see them, they've already seen me and headed for deep water. Very spooky fish.

    Jim Smith

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    Wow! That's a nice one!

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    Congrats! Nice fish!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Jesse View Post
    The a pretty good personal best mark.
    This was definitely a nice fish, but it didn't make my Personal Best list. That distinction goes to a 36.5", 25 lb (calculated) Grass Carp.
    The lengths of Grass Carp I've landed on fly gear so far are:
    36.5"
    33"
    30.5"
    29"
    David Merical
    Ankeny, Iowa

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    I have caught 3 grass carp that I recall, my best considerably smaller than your at around 7.5 lbs. But a fish that size on a 3wt. is a lot of fun. Are you targeting them or is it a happenstance? What kind of flies are you using, mine have been on droppers below a popper or hopper.
    It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled. Mark Twain

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    Twice I was targeting, twice I was just extremely lucky. The first 3 hit boa yarn leeches. This last one hit a cactus chenille bugger/leech. All of these patterns sink very slow and push some water.
    David Merical
    Ankeny, Iowa

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