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Range Cubes and Flies #14559523 12/09/22 02:55 AM
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I fished a deepwater area I haven’t fished in months. I decided to start with range cubes on a rod and reel just to see what fish were around. I ended up catching over ten carp and a blue catfish on cubes. I switched over to the fly rod and picked up several more carp, buffalo, and channel catfish. None of the fish were huge but when I was fishing with cubes I couldn’t get more than 3 rods in the water before I hooked up. woot

Here are a few of the fish I have caught in the last few days.

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Re: Range Cubes and Flies [Re: Osbornfishing] #14561124 12/10/22 08:48 PM
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Nice fish. thumb


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Re: Range Cubes and Flies [Re: Osbornfishing] #14561128 12/10/22 09:02 PM
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I'm interested, what kind of flies are you using?


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Re: Range Cubes and Flies [Re: Osbornfishing] #14561288 12/11/22 01:03 AM
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I use carp slayer flies. I use a sinking and floating version. Pronghorn or elk hair make them float and deer hair, with some brass wire, makes them sink. I also use a carp slayer minnow which is just a less packed fly that sinks more quickly. I usually use a #2 Mustad bait hook. I don’t take time to make the sinking fly pretty since I drag them on the bottom and often lose them.

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Re: Range Cubes and Flies [Re: Osbornfishing] #14561381 12/11/22 05:12 AM
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Nice stuff Osborne, really nice pix too

Re: Range Cubes and Flies [Re: Osbornfishing] #14561872 12/11/22 08:35 PM
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Thanks! have to laugh, but it looks like food to the fish roflmao

edit: Wait, now I get it!

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Re: Range Cubes and Flies [Re: Osbornfishing] #14561910 12/11/22 08:58 PM
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Second winter in a row, where I tell myself I ought to tie my own flies. Are caddis larvae a year-round forage?


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Re: Range Cubes and Flies [Re: Ed-n-eddy] #14562140 12/12/22 12:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Ed-n-eddy
Thanks! have to laugh, but it looks like food to the fish roflmao

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If you throw out Old Roy dog food and my fly it is amazing how similar they are. And carp think so too. noidea

Re: Range Cubes and Flies [Re: Ed-n-eddy] #14562143 12/12/22 12:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Ed-n-eddy
Second winter in a row, where I tell myself I ought to tie my own flies. Are caddis larvae a year-round forage?


Carp will hit lots of different types of flies. I believe the big secret is to get a fly that does not have a bunch of stuff sticking off of it. Carp use their lips to sample potential food and the second they touch a fly they will spit it out. Therefore, a round tight fly has a better chance of entering the mouth before they figure out what it is. hooked

Re: Range Cubes and Flies [Re: Osbornfishing] #14562561 12/12/22 02:51 PM
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Good info. I know nothing about flies, but you're making me wonder if a fly, using a circle hook, would help.


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Re: Range Cubes and Flies [Re: Osbornfishing] #14565992 12/16/22 01:45 AM
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The fly is very rarely sucked deep into the mouth, so I am not sure a circle hook would help. I may give it a try sometime, but if anyone has experience let us know.

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