As you may know I am a numbers guy. Perhaps that is being a little kind. As an engineer you could probably more accurately say that I am a numbers geek. Well, after going over the numbers today I was pretty excited to figure out that this carp I caught last Friday was my 100th fly caught carp in the Denver South Platte.
If numbers reveal truth, what truth does this number reveal? It took me 5 years to reach that arbitrary milestone, and honestly I suspect that is a pretty decent pace for the DSP. Now, it is not like I get to fish every day or even every weekend and not nearly all of my time is spent on the river. Nevertheless, in the high mountain streams I cut my fly fishing teeth on as a youth I am probably capable of catching 100 trout over a long weekend.
Carp are hard and those on the DSP carp are particularly so.