I got married! We went to Vermont and we went fly fishing! That’s how awesome my wife is! Didn’t catch any on the fly! But there were some close calls!
Last Sunday, I went out with my fiancee to the pond for some sunfish! We started with some small little plastic worms, but were having such a hard time getting the sunfish to bite. We cheated and switched to bread! Volia!
Later, she had to go off and I went to the lake for some carp! On the way, I spied another angler fishing for bass at my spot. So I made a detour to try the opposing bank, which required some climbing to get to. I could see the carps tailing in the water. But the trees made my regular roll cast incredibly difficult. I had to switch to my left and it just wasn’t working out.
I shouted over said hi, and told him I was going to join him there. He was nice enough and soon we were both fishing together. Although, we were close, it was good training and afforded a lot more space than the other spot.
A few casts and I was on to a carp that zipped off and broke my line after tangling it with a brush pile. Smart carp. Well, a few hours later I was on another carp, that was so small it did not pull any line out. It too managed to put my line though a tree brunch. Later, I would lose another carp. Yay for the little one!
Made a trip to Urban Angler to get some supplies to tie the classic woolly bugger. Time for some carp and smallies!
I went to the lake on Sunday to practice some roll casting and caught a carp on the fly after switching to a weighted pink zonker fly.
Begining the day at my usual spot and I was immediately told off by a man who said, “you know you can’t fish here right?” His companion chimes in saying something about turtles and that she would check on her phone. All the while, people around were feeding the ducks, with a clear sign stating that no feeding were allowed.
Well, they never bothered me again and did not apologize for ruining my day. I moved on as there were no carps at that spot, and kept my mouth shut while I walked pass them. I would have said, “Tourist,” which would piss these self-righteous people off.
I stopped at a point on the lake and practiced more casting. At some point, a fellow fisherman with his girlfriend stops by to talk and mentions a cove where he saw carps hanging out.
Heeding his advise, I seemed out the cove and found it to be perfect for casting, as it had a steep bank, which deters tourists from standing around for too long. I started with a corn fly, and chummed the swim with some bread and corn. Soon, signs of carp were appearing, swirls and bubbles on the surface, and the occasional splash. But none were taking my corn fly, so I switched out to a bread fly and chummed with more bread to bring them up to feed on the surface.
Unfortunately, that did not work and I had to be heading back soon. In my frustration, I decided to switch to the zonker. Two casts in, and the carp took it. What an amazing feeling. The line starts zipping out and the fight is on.