Great dividends will come to the carp by fly angler if they have ownership of three things - keen eyesight, the patience of a heron, and steely sharp stealth. Too many times have anglers not given their eyes time to adjust and find themselves walking past carp because just like the muckraker in Pilgrims Progress they are fixated on the wrong goal. Crisp eyesight and stealth go hand in hand and the patience we must learn enhances both these fine qualities in an angler.
The carp creek that Charlie and I fancy is in a bad way. Currently the creek is choked with algae on it's bottom and tree tassels on the top. Hardly a cast can be made without drowning the fly in some kind of sticky entanglement, which requires the fly to be clean with each attempt.
However, carp to the hand have been managed. But, it's been hard going my friends.