Blue River Fly Classic

Blue River Fly Classic
A One Pattern Fly Event

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Carp Crusades - Almost Skunked Synopsis

Didn't get to fly-fish for carp yesterday and today could only afford an hour on the brew. Tough day... tough conditions... tough surroundings.

Time of day fished: 3 p.m to 4 p.m.

Weather Conditions: Bright sunshine lowering in the west. Lowering sun created glare on east side and middle of creek and shadows on the west side of bank.

Water Temperature: 70.2 degrees which is quite favorable.

Surface Conditions: Choked with tassels from trees (and the carp were surface feeding on tassels)

Flies Used: Cottonwood Seed (no carp taken) Black/White with blue flash Clouser (no carp taken) San Juan Wormball (two hook-ups - one early release, one to hand).

Presentations: Cottonwood Seed presented on surface but couldn't compete with tassels. Clouser was plopped and dropped with great failure. San Juan Wormball was targeted to carp holding in the partial shadows with a soft roll cast presentation.

Notes: One talkative school kid crashing along the opposite side of creek spooking carp like crazy. A kid of the creek... I kind of like that but he sure made it hard to fish.

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