Wednesday, March 14, 2012
First Carp on the fly for the 2012 Season.
I tied on a huge orange crawdad pattern from the fly swap and after two cast lost it in the tree! Damn. Wondering if this was just to big I went for something I have never tried before, an egg from Gregg Martin. Gregg states "Eggs are nice in that they land softly and present a very visible piece of possible food. Carp often go far out their way to investigate them on the bottom or even suspended in the water column. I normally fish these to either poorly seen or unseen fish under an indicator. I do not think they are taken for an egg, as I catch most fish where they never see such a thing." I am a solid believer in Eggs now! I watched this guy suspend in the current. I cast past him and pulled the egg over him slowly and then when the fly was just past his nose I let the egg settle and was rewarded. I watched the carp swim forward and suck in the fly! How cool was that? Thanks Gregg, you made a convert of me.
Greggs Carp Egg