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31'' and 10-15 pounds??
31'' and 10-15 pounds??
WbranchMarch 15th, 2008, 5:17 am
York & Starlight PA

Posts: 2733
On the Tulpehocken Creek near Reading, PA there are lots of carp. In very early July the Tully gets decent Trico spinner fall. A number of years ago I was fishing on July 03 and after the trout stopped rising I walked downstreaam a bit and tight against the far bank I could clearly see about half a dozen carp, in the 5 - 6 pound range, rising.

It was pretty cool so I still had my #20 Trico spinner on and 6x tippet and on the 2nd or 3rd cast the lead fish came up an inhaled the spinner. I thought it fought great and was into my backing in a few seconds. I wound up landing about three of them and it was great sport.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
RodBaileySeptember 7th, 2008, 4:52 pm
Posts: 1Wow Nice catch!

What size fly rod did you use?
Al514September 7th, 2008, 5:28 pm
Central New York

Posts: 142
6/7 wt.
JZordMarch 18th, 2009, 12:37 pm
New York

Posts: 14
i love carp!
MartinlfMarch 20th, 2009, 12:38 pm
Palmyra PA

Posts: 3204
Matt, I just saw your post. I landed a big carp on the Tully during a trico hatch a few years back. I had 7X on and began to wonder if I'd get my fly back, though. It became real work after a while, with me running downstream a time or two to avoid a break off. Still, it's the biggest fish I've landed on a trike.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
WbranchMarch 22nd, 2009, 3:36 pm
York & Starlight PA

Posts: 2733

As you know I fished the Tully frequently this past summer during Trico time but only saw carp rising to spinners a few times and then they diddn't want my offering.

BTW I did go to SC on Wednesday and while the day was gorgeous and I fished with just a turtleneck and long sleeve shirt I didn't see that many Baetis and the fish did not rise until 2:00. I managed three on #16 BH PT's and three 11"- 13" on #18 BWO emergers. I've decided it is just too long a drive in the early season when fish don't rise until noon, or later, to go up for just one day. I spent almost five hours in the car to fish for seven hours - it's just not worth the driving time. I'll not go back until early July now - after the major hatches are over in the Catskills.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.

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