While hunting carp at Riverbend ponds this evening I had an situation that I have heard horror stories about. I had cast straight out to a small feeding common when he took the fly and ran straight instead of turning. Two head shakes and my fly broke free and came screaming back to me...right into my sunglasses! I have heard stories of guys getting hooks right into the eye but I never thought it would happen to me. Wow, scary. So lesson learned. Always wear your sunglasses or some type of eye protection while fishing. You never know when your cool little fly will come back to bite you in the ass!
The carp in my area seem to be in summer time patterns. They are close to the shore and in schools of 5 to 8 fish. That makes it easy to spot them and pick out stragglers from the school. Cottonwood are fuzzing up the surface of the pond. That means its almost top water time for Carp!