Due to an unfortunate incidence of product placement in these photos, a Troutrageous sticker came within inches of several carp today.
Now that we think about it though, "Carprageous" has a nice ring to it.
Not as many carp on the flats today. Hope that's an aberration and not a pattern. Last year many of the carp disappeared once the hottest weather set in. Didn't see them on the flats again until the fall. We'll see if that scenario plays out again this year. I don't necessarily consider this a negative, however. I probably need something to push me into exploring new water and searching out other potential carp haunts.
Still had plenty of shots at tailing fish though and the view from my canoe often looked like this today:
Nymphs and 10-12 ft. 3X leaders are still my set-up. Seems like the darker the better with the nymph. I've been using a fly I picked up on a trip to the Au Sable in Michigan a few years ago. The carp have been sucking this bug up without hesitation. Could be my imagination, but I think this fly actually produces more takes than my normal PT. It has a little bulkier profile than the PT and just a hint of flash. Super simple fly that works great on trout and carp alike.
Testing the Waters
1 week ago