I went to my local carp hot spot today hoping just to check the retreat of the ice, and maybe catch some perch. I brought a box of carp flies with very little hope that I would actually use them for that species. When I got to the pond though it looked like this:
Now that is a beautiful sight! And an even more beautiful sight greeted me on the mudflats:
Those are carp. Probably ten fish made up this school, and I was not even sure they were fish until I watched one follow my fly out of the group and suck it in. He immediately spat it back out. Although I had one more shot that resulted in a take today was just not the day for it. It was easy sight fishing but the clouds and temperature meant the fish weren't feeding aggressively and the wind and casting distance did not make accurate presentations easy. That being said I know exactly what I'll be doing the rest of the week! If I am lucky I'll be holding a big poor man's bonefish in front of the camera before Sunday.