As we near the end of the year I though that people might like to see some of my numbers. In order to maintain a pretense of maturity I made these charts in percentage of carp landed in order to gloss over the total number. I will say that the total was somewhere between 100 and 200.
First off lets look at percentage of fish I landed this year by type of water. I almost would rather not! It almost hurts that I caught 20% of my carp in 2011 in 4 days on the Columbia River which is several thousand miles away. What a fishery, I cant wait to get back!!!!
Next lets look at some flies. Tracking numbers on flies can be misleading. As you can see I caught most of my carp on four patterns. These are good patterns but I have confidence in these flies and fish them allot so you are really dealing with a chicken and the egg scenario. That being said, I really do believe that these are stellar patterns. Right now I am really excited about the column named "Proto HeadStands". This is a new series of fly I have been working on and they were pretty hot for me in October / November.
And finally lets look at the percentage of carp caught by month. Anybody who looks at this chart should really ask one question. Why on earth does this idiot bother fly fishing for carp anytime but June and July? First off, May was really stellar, particularly for big fish. I just had bad luck with weather in May this year and didn't get allot of time on the water. August really went better than it looks as well. I just had my worst month in terms of landing percentage ever. Otherwise I worked hard for the carp for the rest of the year but it was worth it.
You may notice that I am ofer in December. Geesh, less than 10 days to go to catch a fish in every month of 2011. It aint looking goodn for our hero.