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.