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Carp Fly Fishing - 5 Year Mission Completed #13358643 12/02/19 12:58 AM
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Well, like the original Star Trek Enterprise, I have been on a 5 year mission. In this case, my goal was to catch a carp on a fly every month for the last 5 years. Today I completed the mission lol. I was fishing before a small front and the carp were hitting like crazy this morning. I hooked 18 fish, lost 8, and landed 10 on a fly. Nothing huge, but almost all were over 20 inches. Now I need to think up something else to do while chasing record fish.

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Re: Carp Fly Fishing - 5 Year Mission Completed [Re: Osbornfishing] #13359801 12/03/19 04:44 AM
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Cool mission!


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Re: Carp Fly Fishing - 5 Year Mission Completed [Re: Osbornfishing] #13359810 12/03/19 04:58 AM
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Nice fish on the fly! Congratulations on achieving your goal! cheers



Side Note: You can try catching two carp on the fly per month! hooked




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Re: Carp Fly Fishing - 5 Year Mission Completed [Re: Osbornfishing] #13359999 12/03/19 02:31 PM
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Thanks Tommar and Banker-Always Fishing. And as for trying 2 carp per month, I think I will pass. It is hard enough to catch one on a fly in February lol.

Re: Carp Fly Fishing - 5 Year Mission Completed [Re: Osbornfishing] #13360002 12/03/19 02:32 PM
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Nice fish. I have only been fly fishing for a couple of years and I really enjoy it. Caught my first carp this past spring. Best fight I have had on the fly! woot



Side Note: Congratulations on getting your challenge accomplished. cheers

Re: Carp Fly Fishing - 5 Year Mission Completed [Re: Osbornfishing] #13360937 12/04/19 01:08 PM
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Excellent job on completing the mission! I’m lucky if I manage to fish every month of the year. Now you’ve got me jealous!!


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Re: Carp Fly Fishing - 5 Year Mission Completed [Re: Osbornfishing] #13361236 12/04/19 05:20 PM
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Congrats! That's quite an accomplishment cheers


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Re: Carp Fly Fishing - 5 Year Mission Completed [Re: Cuervo Jones] #13361449 12/04/19 09:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Cuervo Jones
Excellent job on completing the mission! I’m lucky if I manage to fish every month of the year. Now you’ve got me jealous!!


Fortunately, I have a spot near my house that I can be fishing in 2 minutes if traffic is bad and 1 minute 30 seconds if traffic is good lol. So I often make a quick run to the lake after work...and carp are abundant in the area.

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Originally Posted by Osbornfishing
Originally Posted by Cuervo Jones
Excellent job on completing the mission! I’m lucky if I manage to fish every month of the year. Now you’ve got me jealous!!


Fortunately, I have a spot near my house that I can be fishing in 2 minutes if traffic is bad and 1 minute 30 seconds if traffic is good lol. So I often make a quick run to the lake after work...and carp are abundant in the area.


Interesting, what was that address again? I want to send you a Christmas card...

Re: Carp Fly Fishing - 5 Year Mission Completed [Re: Osbornfishing] #13361826 12/05/19 04:53 AM
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Impressive achievement. Congrats


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Re: Carp Fly Fishing - 5 Year Mission Completed [Re: Osbornfishing] #13362105 12/05/19 03:56 PM
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Barry, your next quest should be the alligator gar record.

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