Sunday, August 26, 2012

Carp Slam: Quick Update

I know everybody is curious so here is a quick update on the Carp Slam.  I will try and write more when I am not exhausted.

We did not win but I did catch a fish and more importantly I learned a ton from Ty and had a blast.  I will try and write about some of what I have learned recently in the next week or so, I am too tired to do much more than this update.  I really think that I need to do a total shift in tactics on the river to make the jump from somebody who can almost always catch some carp on the DSP (not being humble that is actually really big) to somebody who can drop the hammer on them like Ty.  Wanting to win is always a fun part of competition but I do the slam to try and learn how to take the next step from guys who have.

Clint Packo (my partner last year) and Will Rice won with three fish.  Couldn't happen to a better couple of guys and that isn't just bullshit.  Keep an eye out for whatever Will Rice writes about the big fish Clint caught because....you just want to hear the story, trust me.  No pressure Will!

Team Fly-Carpin also raised a very respectable amount of money ($275.00) to benefit the South Platte.  I am so grateful to everybody who contributed!  I am going to try and do the drawing for the hats Monday, DTU has a backlog of people needing a list of contributors so we will see if I get the list by then.

6 comments:

  1. Sounds like fun! Congrats to will and Clint! I swear I will do this one year. I feel like I am missing out on a great time with a bunch of carp nuts. For once, a crowd of fisherman with whom I would fit right in!

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    1. You can't even start to believe how much fun it is to hang with a bunch of carp nuts John. The fishing is really not even close to the most fun part of it.

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  2. Am anxious to hear more. Again, I would die for mid sized carp stream in Idaho. Well, not exactly die but it would be nice. Hard to imagine seeing other carp fly fishers other than my sons.

    Gregg

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    1. We have all been in the same boat Gregg. Carpin was a very lonely thing for so long. I remind myself of that when I am cursing under my breath because I walk up to a section of river or lake and another fly fisherman is already there.

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  3. Well I'm not sure if it is possible but I think I had just as good of a time as Will and Clint did without winning! Great event this year and was great to get everyone together to go after carp. Congrats on the fish, it was a tough day out there to be certain!

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    1. Boy Nate, I am not sure what it was but for some reason I swear I had just as much fun too. Part of it was that Clint and Will won I think. I was extremely proud of the one fish, it was a tough day.

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