I have been out somewhat, however, and those trips have been productive. The Aftermath fly continues to entice carp after carp. Conditions have made this the toughest carp by fly season this angler has had to deal with. The wind has been absolutely insane and now the creek is choked with tassels that the wind pushes upstream into blankets.
Yesterday the carp were feeding on the tassels on the surface. Upon seeing the surface feeding I was inclined to tie on a dry pattern, which would have certainly been a Stimulator. But, the wind was howling and it would have done little good to try and get that dry to a target. Instead, I took the Aftermath and targeted surface feeding carp by putting the fly directly in front of them as they sipped the surface. The carp would absolutely dive bomb for the fly and suck it mid-column. It was a beautiful sight to watch.
My last four or five outings have been dominated by chop on the water. The last two days the chop has been more like swells on this sea current of this prairie ocean. It makes for a most difficult day. The carp still somehow come my way though and I am quite thankful.
To get caught up here are some pictures of some of the latest carp and they all came by way of the Aftermath.