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Pending Black Buffalo State Record on a Fly Rod #13329559 11/01/19 03:06 PM
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Well, it took me over 10 years, but I finally got a big black buffalo to pick up a fly. At 35.5 inches and 27.0 pounds, the fish is double the weight of the current state record on a fly rod. If you fish long enough, it will finally pay off (lol). The fish was released after the record documentation was collected.


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Re: Pending Black Buffalo State Record on a Fly Rod [Re: Osbornfishing] #13329613 11/01/19 04:08 PM
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Is that rod in your hair? hmmm


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Re: Pending Black Buffalo State Record on a Fly Rod [Re: Osbornfishing] #13329621 11/01/19 04:12 PM
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WOW, great fish especially on a fly. Looks bigger than 27. Congrats on the record!!

May I ask what lake?

Re: Pending Black Buffalo State Record on a Fly Rod [Re: Osbornfishing] #13329787 11/01/19 07:11 PM
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Awesome, awesome fish! Congrats on the state record! I've yet to nab myself a Black Buffalo, but one is certainly on my list! fish


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Originally Posted by Smurfs
Is that rod in your hair? hmmm


No, the rod is in the bush lol. It does look like a nice hair barrette.

Re: Pending Black Buffalo State Record on a Fly Rod [Re: JJ4MEL] #13329793 11/01/19 07:17 PM
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Originally Posted by JJ4MEL
WOW, great fish especially on a fly. Looks bigger than 27. Congrats on the record!!

May I ask what lake?


One problem with records and certified scales is that they are accurate. Without a certified weight, I am sure I could have said this one weighed 50 pounds or more lol.

I caught the fish on Lake Whitney.

Re: Pending Black Buffalo State Record on a Fly Rod [Re: TXMulti-Species] #13329803 11/01/19 07:25 PM
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Originally Posted by TXMulti-Species
Awesome, awesome fish! Congrats on the state record! I've yet to nab myself a Black Buffalo, but one is certainly on my list! fish


Thanks TXMulti-species. One of these days we need to get together and catch one. Lake Granbury is a great spot for black buffalo if you are ever down that way.

Re: Pending Black Buffalo State Record on a Fly Rod [Re: Osbornfishing] #13329835 11/01/19 07:56 PM
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Awesome, awesome fish! Congrats on the state record! I've yet to nab myself a Black Buffalo, but one is certainly on my list! fish


Thanks TXMulti-species. One of these days we need to get together and catch one. Lake Granbury is a great spot for black buffalo if you are ever down that way.


Yessir, I'd be down to fish Granbury with ya! Might have to head that way sometime next year


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Re: Pending Black Buffalo State Record on a Fly Rod [Re: Osbornfishing] #13329900 11/01/19 09:43 PM
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Excellent catch. Thanks for sharing and Congrats. on the record.


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Re: Pending Black Buffalo State Record on a Fly Rod [Re: Osbornfishing] #13329962 11/01/19 11:30 PM
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What fly did you catch it on? The only member of the carp/buffalo/sucker group I have ever caught is a black buffalo, which I caught in the Red River below Lake Texoma. It came up and smoked a chartreuse/white Lefty's Deceiver right under the surface while I was fishing for stripers. My fish weighed a bit over 6 pounds. I thought it was odd that it hit a streamer, but a few months later my brother caught another one in the Red River while throwing a white chatterbait, so the Red River black buffaloes are apparently shad eaters.

Hopefully I can catch a carp, smallmouth buffalo or both tomorrow at the Lake Lavon event. I am far from a fly fishing purist so catching them on conventional tackle will be just as exciting.

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Great Fish and a Great Job landing it. Congratulations on your State Record Fish! bow_down


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Re: Pending Black Buffalo State Record on a Fly Rod [Re: Osbornfishing] #13330101 11/02/19 02:12 AM
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Great catch. Congratulations flehan

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Originally Posted by McKinneyLonghorn
What fly did you catch it on? The only member of the carp/buffalo/sucker group I have ever caught is a black buffalo, which I caught in the Red River below Lake Texoma. It came up and smoked a chartreuse/white Lefty's Deceiver right under the surface while I was fishing for stripers. My fish weighed a bit over 6 pounds. I thought it was odd that it hit a streamer, but a few months later my brother caught another one in the Red River while throwing a white chatterbait, so the Red River black buffaloes are apparently shad eaters.

Hopefully I can catch a carp, smallmouth buffalo or both tomorrow at the Lake Lavon event. I am far from a fly fishing purist so catching them on conventional tackle will be just as exciting.


I use what I call a carp slayer fly. It is spun elk or pronghorn hair on a #2 or #4 ultrapoint mustad hook. I use a floating and a sinking version in brown, white or tan. The sinking fly has a base of brass wire around the hook. This is the best fly I have found for carp and buffalo. As a personal goal I have caught a carp on a fly rod every month for the last 4 3/4 years. If I catch one in November and one in December it will be 5 year in a row and I will have achieved my goal lol. I hope you did well at Lavon. I went back to Whitney and did not catch any more buffalo.

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Re: Pending Black Buffalo State Record on a Fly Rod [Re: Osbornfishing] #13331581 11/04/19 04:31 AM
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That is an awesome catch. congrats on the record.
Also quite a fine job catching a carp on a fly rod ever month for almost 5 years.

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