flyfishing for carp help

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing' started by oh_darn, Jan 22, 2010.

  1. oh_darn

    oh_darn New Member

    Nixa, MO
    I need some help. I've been flyfishing for a while and I've caught a few carp and I loved it. But that was during the summer. Do they still bite in the winter or do they move somewhere else? And if they move, is there a good way to catch them? What fly do you use most?
  2. delawareriver

    delawareriver Member

    bath pa
    they will still bite just takes alot more time, most catches are by accident, i stumpled accross a few while trout fishing with a small midge pattern in deep holes. no good way to target them that i know of

  3. DIESELkat

    DIESELkat New Member

    Ive never actually targeted carp with a flyrod but have caught a few while flyfishing for smallmouth. The only fly that I know of that they will readily eat is a crawfish immitation fished slowly. Its a killer pattern for smallies too. Most of the ones Ive used are a 2 bead type, and I fish em with a sinking line. Just cast em out and let em hit the bottom and make a silt cloud like real crawfish do. Then bring em up and strip em a couple times and drop it again and make another silt cloud.