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All Gold Err'thang (carp)

Started by sheepfly, July 13, 2013, 15:11:52 PM

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sheepfly

July 13, 2013, 15:11:52 PM Last Edit: July 13, 2013, 16:40:45 PM by sheepfly


(from June 26)

After  probably 15 outings and more than years worth of moons, I finally intentionally landed a carp on the fly (This excluded the unintentional carp I landed on a squirmy wormy on the "dream stream" section of the S. Platte pictured in my blog's background.  It was my first fish on the "dream stream" which felt like a dream at first tug, and more like a scene from a hypnotist's comedy routine once I realized my twenty inch trout was a stinking carp).  One change of locations completely changed my luck.  Same lake, but a different spot than I had visited the last 12 times.  It only took two trips, totaling 3 hours cumulatively, two put my first two carp-on-the-fly on the board with a blue channel cat to boot.  The first location that I thrashed for the previous 14 months held carp, but required wading super skinny water, which inevitably lead to spooked carp, which shut down the hole with pheromone alerts.  I hooked two in the old mud flat, with one spit hook and one broken hook.

The new locale is boss. It allows me to walk manicured shoreline, all the while dodging copious amounts of goose excrement,  for about a quarter of a mile without ever seriously spooking fish. Aside from never disturbing the water with my feet, I stand 2 feet above the water instead of knee deep in the water, giving me better perspective for sight fishing. My first common was small, but my second was a slimey five pounds that put a good bend in the 7 weight. I'm stoked to have a honey hole 15 minutes from the house for a quick trip to scratch my itch when I can't haul it up to the mountains for troots. I don't always fish, but when I do I prefer trout...nonetheless, count me in for carp.










RiverbumCO

Fun little picky fuckers, arent they?
My real name is Chad Farthouse.

wildmttwalleye


croaker

-you can't conquer a free man; the most you can do is kill him.  Robert A. Heinlein.

Woolly Bugger

Cool!


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ex - I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!

me -There's a season?

Pastor explains icons to my son: you know like the fish symbol on the back of cars.

My son: My dad has two fish on his car and they're both trout!

kylemc


OldDominionAngler

Good stuff!  Be careful though...carp are like meth.  One hit and before you know it you're toothless, out of a job, bumming around the deepest, darkest depths of your local city's waterways, offering "favors" for a new seven weight, tying carp bugs for 72 hours straight, immersing yourself in human excrement for just one more taste of gold. 

Snag knows. 

DRIFTS

l><))))))))))))))))),/*>~----------------------dave

sheepfly


Woolly Bugger

Sucksge


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk 2
ex - I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!

me -There's a season?

Pastor explains icons to my son: you know like the fish symbol on the back of cars.

My son: My dad has two fish on his car and they're both trout!

Transylwader

Yeah mayne, that is some solid gewd shit! /'/

snagaluffaguss

Quote from: OldDominionAngler on July 16, 2013, 08:23:52 AM
Good stuff!  Be careful though...carp are like meth.  One hit and before you know it you're toothless, out of a job, bumming around the deepest, darkest depths of your local city's waterways, offering "favors" for a new seven weight, tying carp bugs for 72 hours straight, immersing yourself in human excrement for just one more taste of gold. 

Snag knows.




Dougfish

Nice!! 'c;
I cheated with cicada patterns. I'm due for major rejections on the standard fare.  b';

sheepfly

They just keep impaling themselves on my hook. Best fight yet. #lunchbreak

sheepfly


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