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Got out yesterday and chased a few golden bones around my local mudhole. There was a good number of both carp and drum roaming the shallow flats , some in the feeding mood and some not. I got lucky and managed to catch a couple fish before the heat got to be too much and ran me off the water. The best fly was a little dark colored nymph with a chenille body and an olive hen hackle palmered for a collar, I throw in a couple rubber legs for good measure. I think it was a vague imitation of some larger mayfly nymphs the fish were keying on. Good time to get out on the flats and chase some carp.

Full TR with a few pics on my blog.....Jeff

http://highplainsflyfisher.blogspot.com/

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I live in Olathe and catch most of my carp out of local small city lakes or the closest reservoir, Hillsdale. You've got lots of good areas closer to you though if you just spend some time checking them out. I've got a friend that catches them on Lake LotaWana I believe it is and several other small community type lakes in that region. Basically go to the nearest body of water and do some walking around the shorelines looking for signs of fish feeding , some days the fish will be keying on rocky shorelines and some days shallow mud flats are their preferred choice. Be prepared to put in some effort though , I've had more fishless days than I'd like to admit. The nice thing about carp is that they're everywhere , some of the best fishing happens in smaller city lakes where these fish never see a fly. I'm still learning as well and don't have many answers but I'm glad to help out if I can. PM me if you got any more questions I can answer.....Jeff

http://highplainsflyfisher.blogspot.com/

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