Yesterday evening I went to a little pond to catch some fish. I went carrying both fly and spinning rod. To fish the pond effectively where I started my evening one must wade. I was watching a bubble trail when it came into the lilies in front of me. I assumed it to be a snapping turtle and was ready to abandon ship when I saw the tail of a large common. Being as it was two feet in front of me I was powerless to turn and grab my fly rod, already rigged with a carp fly. I had to wait, very patiently! Unfortunately it noticed me one way or another and swum away quickly.
I eventually got one Pickerel on a soft plastic before deciding to stick it out with flies. I managed a LMB on the carp fly, and a SMB on a popper. He was only the second of his kind I have caught in that hole.