Blue River Fly Classic

Blue River Fly Classic
A One Pattern Fly Event

Monday, January 20, 2014

A Matter Of Attempts

When conditions are tough, then getting the carp to eat is also tough.  Right now the water in our carp creek is still quite cold and for the most part the carp are static.  Of all the carp I saw yesterday in the hour on the creek there wasn't a single one of them eating. 

Even though they weren't in the feeding mode, I still believed I could entice one of them to eat the Aftermath carp fly.  And, it would simply be a matter of attempts. 

I must have made thirty casts to the carp and out of all those attempts I may have had one suck.  Now I don't know how I knew, but I did.  I'd been watching this one carp and he was slowly cruising almost in a circle - like he was on the prowl.  I told myself that carp would eat my fly on my next cast so I made that throw.  The fly landed beyond and slightly upstream from him and I turned my attention to the fly line.  He slammed the Aftermath. 

It's in the numbers sometimes.  Persistence pays off. 


William Henry said...

my experience with carp, at this time of year, is that they feed at or near sunset.

Gregg said...

I'd like to just see carp, feeding or not. Lucky you, and yes persistence pays off.