Monday, October 22, 2012

2012 Stillwater Carp Finale

I think I have to call it official.  The off-season on my local river shall continue until further notice, but I am calling this fine little pond carp from Sunday my 2012 still-water finale.  I have been dropping an hour here and there checking in on local ponds and lakes for weeks now with nary a shot.   Sunday wasn't much of an exception but I did get one shot and one take in an hour of walking.  On the flip-side I have been doing really well on the river with good shots, decent numbers and freakish for me average size lately so it is hard to understand why I have been bothering at all.  

Incidentally, the fly is yet another experiment in egg yarn where I chop it up for use as a dubbing to make the head on an Egan's Headstand.  The egg-yarn really pops and makes it easy to see your fly.  



6 comments:

  1. Good for you McTage! Another fly I will have to try to replicate, sweet. My spring pond had fish on the flats in the rain all day yesterday, and despite hard freezes recently should for another 3 weeks. My other ponds are probably done, want to still check them out. Yes, I pine for river fish always.

    Gregg

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    1. Egan's Headstand a pretty productive fly and the original headstand as far as I know. Worth trying for sure and another opportunity to try out some egg hybridization.

      That spring pond is a lucky break.

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  2. Not bad way to end the stillwater season. Maybe you could get Miles to send you one of his nets for some extra mojo.

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    1. Pink is not my color though. Perhaps a nice purple.

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  3. That fish might even fit into it!

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    1. Oh yeah, this pond is prime butterfly net territory.

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