I immediately dropped to my knees and reached for the fly-swap box. Instead of forcing the issue I have been letting the fly-swap flies come to me. I figure that each and every one will have it's moment and that moment will come to me. For some reason this moment spoke to me loud and clear and what it said was "Carper's Crab".
|Matt Pike's Carper's Crab|
I dropped the fly 1 foot inside and 4 feet ahead of the formation and started a slow strip immediately. Just about when the lead fish should have seen the fly she veered away and left the flat with the formation in tow. Something about the situation had me suspicious though and I continued to slowly strip. Its a good thing because she led her squadron on a big loop that ended right on the tail of my fly! I guess you don't lead the pack if it is your first rodeo because the maneuver had thrown the other smaller fish off and while it was close she was the first to the fly. It is not often you get to see 3 or 4 wide open carp mouths from straight on competing for you fly. Actually I am pretty sure I have never seen that.
|Que The Metallica|