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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 11:48 am • # 1 
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Well I finally completed my move to a new river up here in Manitoba and the fishing season opened on Saturday. Needless to say my wife saw little of me over the last 3 days. Most of my fishing was done with a 3 wt fly rod and a little 5 foot UL spinning rod. Ended up catching some pike, walleye, mooneye, channel cats, crappie, carp and drum.

The surprise of the day was a carp on my UL spinning rod that almost had me spooled before I started chasing it down the bank. Just over 30".

Now this $5.95 "final sale" UL rod has notched up a 34" channel cat and a 30" carp. I haven't even told my $500 fly rods about this.

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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 12:08 pm • # 2 
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Nice fish!


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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 4:40 pm • # 3 
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Free2Fish wrote:

The surprise of the day was a carp on my UL spinning rod that almost had me spooled before I started chasing it down the bank. Just over 30".

Now this $5.95 "final sale" UL rod has notched up a 34" channel cat and a 30" carp. I haven't even told my $500 fly rods about this.


Harry


It's probably better that your $500 fly rods don't know. Otherwise, it may end up costing you at least $5,000 in psychotherapist fees to deal with their depression, envy issues, etc...


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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 9:06 pm • # 4 
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Congratulations on the new place. Looks like you're off to a good start.

I can only imagine how much fun to that carp was. What test tippet/line were you using?


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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 11:20 am • # 5 
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I was using 4 lb line on the spinning reel. I was really fortunate to have a clear path to run along since the fish was really smoking along. I've caught a number of carp over 30" on my 8 wt fly rod but had forgotten how hard that first run is.

Harry


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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 10:16 pm • # 6 
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:lol :lol :lol :lol Those fly rods can be very emotional.... :lol Nice job.


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PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 9:38 pm • # 7 
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Nice carp for that little 5' ultralight.


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