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My son keeps seeing BIG GRASS CARP in our local lake he can't handle it.He's got to catch one of those HOGS!Maybe 10-20LPS.Anyone know how?Bait or snag he don't care.I told him he better beef up they'd probably pull him and his wimpy 2LPS. test trout setup in!!! :P

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I've caught grass carp at the local golf course ponds on a fly- used a big dry fly- humpy or something with some bulk. They feed them pellets there... so may be a dry isn't the way to go in an pond where they're not fed. They are spooky generally but curious. Just try some different flies and see what they are interested in.

But have some big-'ol leader/tippet!!

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Is there a dough ball fly? :lol:


You would sure think there is?

"He told us about Christ's disciples being fisherman, and we were left to assume...that all great fishermen on the Sea of Galilee were fly fisherman and that John, the favorite, was a dry-fly fisherman." - Norman Maclean-A River Runs Through It

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A # 12 3399 mustad or a heavy nymph hook in any brand will work.

I use a bright green deer hair, spin it on a hook and trim it so

it is kinda oval, we have caught grass carp on this fly a few times,

and I've had them hit black beetles a few times also, they are spooky

so the longer the leader you can throw the better. I use the heavy hook

so the fly will set low in the water. you can add a little fly floatant

if you want it to float higher. I'll bet other colors of deer hair will work

also, guess it depends on what they are used to eating, in the water where you

are fishing. Good luck, they will sure fight well no matter what you get them


Tim Homesley

23387 st. hwy 112

Cassville, Mo 65625

Roaring River State park

Tim's Fly Shop


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cherry tomatos work

My buddy has a pond full of grass carp he wants to get rid of... so if i cut up cucumbers and or cherry tomatoes they will bite?? Should i fish on the bottom ??? His pond is like 12 foot deep at the deepest. Thanks for any info

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