Carp Fly Rod

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Carp Fly Rod

Postby Isaiah20 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:46 am

I am looking into getting a slightly heavier carp rod. I am currently using a Ross Flystik 6 wt. I was thinking a 7 wt. Either a TFO BVK, St Croix Avid, Scott A4, or a G Loomis Shorestalker. But I am open to any other suggestions. Any Info would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Carp Fly Rod

Postby mcha16 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:03 pm

i totally forgot about carp!
thanks for reminding me ahaha!

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Re: Carp Fly Rod

Postby rubs96 » Wed Mar 06, 2013 7:56 pm

Well I'm not sure if a 7wt. would be too light... I'm new to the sport and have never targeted them on the fly yet. My buddy always suggests a 9' 9wt - he just ordered the Zenith.

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Re: Carp Fly Rod

Postby Isaiah20 » Fri Mar 22, 2013 12:17 pm

A 9wt i think would be to heavy, unless you are on Lake Michigan chasing giants. I have caught many 30 plus inch fish on my 6 wt, i just need to go a little heavier so that they can not run into the weeds on me.

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Re: Carp Fly Rod

Postby Bass Junkie » Fri Mar 22, 2013 7:33 pm

No offense directed towards your friend, but a 9' 9Wt. is a LOT more rod than you need. A good 7wt. will do you, and you can always over-line by a size if you feel the need.

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Re: Carp Fly Rod

Postby VRG » Mon Nov 18, 2013 7:05 pm

Every situation is different. In a relatively featureless lake you have plenty of room to let the fish run. In moving water with significant current and obstructions, the tables are turned.

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Re: Carp Fly Rod

Postby Bryin » Mon May 30, 2016 8:03 pm

A 7 weight should cover it...


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