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Post Posted: 11:31am - Jul 2,19 
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I haven't had the chance to tie up any more flies (which I desperately need to) but I was downtown yesterday so I stopped in to Orvis and picked up a few carp flies - some beadhead nymphs, a swimming nymph, a Prince nymph, a couple of hoppers and a Backstabber. It doesn't look like my next fishing opportunity will be until Sunday evening, so I'll try these out then and let you know how they do.

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Post Posted: 12:43pm - Jul 5,19 
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Get down to Montrose harbor at sunrise and give it a shot. I went 2 for 8 with a white twister after trying for perch.

There are some dinosaurs in there.

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Post Posted: 08:46pm - Jul 8,19 
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reno wrote:
Get down to Montrose harbor at sunrise and give it a shot. I went 2 for 8 with a white twister after trying for perch.

There are some dinosaurs in there.


Lake side or harbor side?

The guys at Orvis showed me some pics of the carp they're catching on the fly down at Northerly Island

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Post Posted: 09:41pm - Jul 8,19 
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Harbor side. Absolute giants swimming around.

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Post Posted: 06:04am - Jul 9,19 
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This may sound silly, but I work next to Salt creek in an area where the banks are cemented. There happens to be a Mulberry tree overhanging one side. At lunch, I watch this tree. Every time a berry falls and rolls down the cement bank, carp are literally climbing on top of each other to gobble it. Any one ever tie a Mulberry pattern fly? It seems like it would be deadly!

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Post Posted: 07:03am - Jul 9,19 
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RA8point wrote:
This may sound silly, but I work next to Salt creek in an area where the banks are cemented. There happens to be a Mulberry tree overhanging one side. At lunch, I watch this tree. Every time a berry falls and rolls down the cement bank, carp are literally climbing on top of each other to gobble it. Any one ever tie a Mulberry pattern fly? It seems like it would be deadly!

ABSOLUTLY!

Mulberries are like crack to Carp. No need for subtlety when they are schooled up under a berry tree. Put anything that closely resembles the size/shape/color of the berry and hold on :winker

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