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 Post subject: Hot trip to the river
PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 8:42 pm 
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It has been really hot here today. Sickening hot to me. Only went out to paint some and quick trip to the dump and hardware. Otherwise was a good house husband and did chores. Really surprised me when Mrs T came home and ask if I wanted to the river later. I almost said no.

The water was clear. Really clear.

Found a spot where the carp are usually abundant. Figured I wouldn't get a shot. Few minutes of contemplating how hot it was.

Saw one come into sight. Swung the fly in front of it's general path. Off to the races.

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Released and back to watching shortly a pair show up. Big and small fish. My usual luck is to catch the small one or miss both.

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Got the bigger one :)

Little later. Missed several that just flat out weren't interested. Then this one came by. Rejected the fly initially. I watched him cruise away and then turn back. Another lite cast and he decided to take.

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I have seen my backing several times this evening and seen more carp due to the clear than I have in several weeks in one trip. If you want tying instruction on the fly just ask. If you want to catch carp throw away your pride and head to the closest river. I'll bet they are there too. Take a big net and remember to not leave it in the car afterwards :)

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 Post subject: Re: Hot trip to the river
PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 10:08 pm 
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Brad...I believe ya got the carp thang down :D


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 Post subject: Re: Hot trip to the river
PostPosted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 4:48 am 
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Sweet Brad! I might have to bear the heat and float the Savannah tommorow....I just about got my wheel rig on the toon done....thinkin' its gonna work out nicely.

Gonna get some wood together for the smallie show today....maybe mow a little....supposed to be 102 today :o

I'm hoping to get up to Blake's to try for a few carp before they are done for the year....but I'd settle for a few trout fishies :D

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 Post subject: Re: Hot trip to the river
PostPosted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 8:32 am 
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excellent !!

Good fishing for sure. And,yes ...........it was sick hot out yesterday.
Gordie,kyle and I had to go swimming some on the Nolichucky just to cool off. More on that trip later

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 Post subject: Re: Hot trip to the river
PostPosted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 9:53 am 
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Nice.

I haven't figured out the carp but would love to sometime!

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 Post subject: Re: Hot trip to the river
PostPosted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 9:28 pm 
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Thank you all :) I have been pretty lucky in the carp dept. this year so far. I wouldn't say I have em figured out but I feel a lot more comfortable reading them than at the start. Didn't hurt that we have had a bumper crop of mulberries on the river. From here on out it's gonna be tougher fooling them I'm sure. I think purple is the color. Worked where there wasn't any trees.

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