Fly Rod weight: 6/7 Weight for smaller carp & 9 weight for bigger ones
Fly Reel: 6-9 weight, match the reel to the rod
Fly Lines: 6-9 Weight match to the rod; Float
Leader:6-12lbs on rivers, up to 30lbs on lakes x 8-10ft, + an indicator on wet patterns
Trace: Not required
Trace to fly: Knot the hook on to the leader for best results.
Fly: Pellets, maggots, sweetcorn, bloodworm, worm patterns + most dry trout patterns
Net: Large Rubber mesh net is ideal
Unhooking Mat: 100% Yes especially with large Carp, wet the matt before you place the fish on to it. Some fisheries/events have strict rules that you must have one with you. Best to check with them before you go.
Forceps/Pliers: Forceps Yes
Unhooking glove: No
Carp is a common name given to several species of Carp (Cyprinidae sp), Carp is one of the most targeted coarse species in the country. Carp are wary and smart and frequently hit 20 to 30 pounds. They sometimes feed in clear, shallow water, where they can be seduced with flies similar to those used for trout. IGFA records stand at fly-caught, 62lbs grass carp caught in the USA on 12lbs tippet in 2005
Cast ahead of tailing fish
Let your fly sink; twitch it slightly. Carp don’t like a fly retrieved quickly
Set the hook when you feel a gentle tug.
Tips for Carp
Carp Champions Facebook group has a lot of experienced Carp on fly anglers to help you fine tune things. Link HERE
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