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  1. #31
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    Default Re: Aspius aspius - Asp On A Fly

    Hi all,

    here's a short video of Asp strike on my streamer the other day. There's not a lot of species to fish on the fly on large slow running waters like Danube river, but fortunately Asp is active all summer and it's a lot of fun to catch. Cheers!

  2. #32
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    Default Re: Aspius aspius - Asp On A Fly

    That's a nice first post beelack - welcome!

    I've always wanted to fish for asp having seen a few videos and articles showing great action like yours. Love that splash he gave you on the first time near the bank LOL!

    Can you still fish for them in the winter or is it too cold?

    Thanks

    Paul
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  3. #33
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    Default Re: Aspius aspius - Asp On A Fly

    Thanks Paul!! I've been reading the forum for a few moths now, great articles and discussions, I learned a lot from this great bunch of people!

    the splash was great! I was all soaked
    During the winter Asp is moving to deeper water and he is hard to locate, but even then it is possible to catch him on hard deep runner lures. From May all to November he is active on surface and can be caught on fly. Interestingly, he is extremely cautious and if he hears or sees the fisherman, he will feed on fish and splash on surface but it is almost impossible to take the fly/lure. There are tons of discussions on how to catch Asp when he is active and feeding, splashing on the surface but want take the lure. The answer is - stealth!

    Regards from Novi Sad!
    Boris

  4. #34
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    Default Re: Aspius aspius - Asp On A Fly

    Great video, some take! Looks like plenty of flow to me!

    Sent from my SM-A520F using Tapatalk

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    Default Re: Aspius aspius - Asp On A Fly

    Yes, I have caught them in the lake between the the polders and the original mainland to the south west of Zwolle. I was surprised to find a new rail tunnel under the lake near to where I was fishing. A new line that saves more time than HS2!!
    They are like chub with attitude.
    Rusty

  6. #36
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    Default Re: Aspius aspius - Asp On A Fly

    I caught several asps last summer, the attack is really impressive, the fight not that hard. The most difficult thing is to cast/ stripp as quick as possible an entire day, really tiring at the end of the day.Aspius aspius - Asp On A Fly-37305846_1996344267062708_5443069430688907264_n-jpg
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    the common retrieve suggested is "as fast as you can", but on rivers with decent current, i often don't strip at all and just make erratic jerks once a 2-3sec and strip fast when the fly leaves a strong current and, or is close to the shore. I use weighted flies (brass bead or dumbell and some lead tape at the front of the shank). grey/pearl colour with a fry silhouette does the trick. I caught this asp in a murky water on a 5cm streamer, on a slow retrieve with a rod tip-assisted jerking.

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    Default Re: Aspius aspius - Asp On A Fly

    Quote Originally Posted by marianeq View Post
    Aspius aspius - Asp On A Fly-20-jpg

    the common retrieve suggested is "as fast as you can", but on rivers with decent current, i often don't strip at all and just make erratic jerks once a 2-3sec and strip fast when the fly leaves a strong current and, or is close to the shore. I use weighted flies (brass bead or dumbell and some lead tape at the front of the shank). grey/pearl colour with a fry silhouette does the trick. I caught this asp in a murky water on a 5cm streamer, on a slow retrieve with a rod tip-assisted jerking.
    marianeq that is a cracking fish, well done sir

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