So I have managed to go fishing this week twice on back to back days on Tuesday and Wednesday. It all started out on Monday when I received my Orvis superfine 7'11 4 wt rod I "accidentally" bid on on E bay and decided it needed to be proven. So that night I start tying up some experimental flies in size 14, 16, and 18 and head to the local lake the next morning. So I roll up to the local nature center and with in two casts I hook into a fish this lovely hand sized guy
a few casts later and I have another on
and thats when the action started
fish on cast 5
and finally cast 9
At this point I was grinning like the Cheshire cat and I just had to tell somebody so I call up my fishing buddy Bobby and he rushes on over to join me in the fun.
I offer him one of my flies and he immediately on his first cast catches a fish so he catches two more and switches to a pattern of his own and only catches one. We decide to give the nature center a rest and head to my secret creek where he proceeds to catch 3 huge bluegill and I catch nothing so we head back to the nature center where my final tally was 38 bluegill none smaller than in the pictures.
So I go home knowing the next day its off to Lake Ray Roberts for some wet wading carp fishing. I wake up and get to the lake where I meet up with my buddy Dave. As soon as we get in the water we see fish I mean 25 or so carp all in the first 5 minutes but there is a problem they were all cruising. So as the day goes on we see easily over 300 fish and Dave hooks and lands 4 nice 8 pound carp and I hook one and loose it.
From boom to bust but what a wonderful 2 days fishing.
(p.s. I foul hooked that carp and he pulled and pulled and I had him on for a solid 3 minutes boy what a fight! I am totally sold on carp on the fly!)
Thank you all for reading this novel of a post.
For those of you in the bluegill swap I will be sending in my Bluegill pattern I used on Monday hopefully it will bring as much success as it has brought me.