Yesterday, however, there was about an hour of daylight left after finishing supper so I decided to slip down to the creek. The wind yesterday, and for the last several days, has been stiff to say the least. There has been a constant riffle on the surface, and although this can make seeing the carp difficult it also can serve as a blessing because they have more difficulty in seeing us.
Armed with the chartreuse Biter Critter a lone favorable carp is spotted and the fly goes sailing toward the creature. He eats it without hesitation.
This one carp would be the extent of my carp catching because I was losing light by the minute. This fish seemed to be enough to satisfy though because he was one heck of a scraper.
The carp of this creek should be on notice. With the help of a fabulous Father's Day gift my carp-by-fly life has been enhanced I believe.
Over the last several years, each time I go to a fly shop I always look at the fly tier's magnifying glass offerings. But, there is always something else that draws my attention more. Even though I have been in dire need of visual aid in my tying life, that new pair of waders or boots, rod or reel has always won out. While the rods, reels, waders, boots, and other fly fishing gear has come off the shelf, the magnifying glass has stayed on.
Those days are over now, because for Father's Day I received a Carson MagniFly. Now, I can churn out carp flies like Hershey's turns out chocolate bars.
Watch our carp, new flies coming your way soon.