There is definitely such a thing as "The Bogger Effect". There has to be. I have been on a major roll fly fishing for carp since the second I started blogging.
My favorite local pond iced-off on Thursday so I figured I would go there. The carp really shouldn't be up feeding for a week or two yet, but I really just wanted to thrash the water and bang the fly into a tree or two....or so I thought. I walked right up to the bank ready to flail empty water and what do I see? Tail. Still-water tail waving hello. No luck with that one but suddenly I am hustling down the bank checking out all the usual spots. Twitching the whole way like Dave Chappelle in his crack-head skits. I think size 8 was a little intimidating to the smaller (and currently sleep-feeding) carp that frequent this pond and the first several shots received only startled looks and a slow retreat. Eventually I found a 24" monster (average is 16-17") that was not intimidated at all! After 4 months fishing only rivers them there are some of the sweetest still-water carp lips a man could ask for!
|Them There Are Some Sweet Still-Water Lips!|