Sunday, June 2, 2013

CARPTORIOUS - Glorious May

Between moving across town and enjoying my wonderful family and still finding some time to enjoy my favorite carpin month I didn't have much energy left over for blogging this past month.Lazy or over-whelmed.  Take your pick but either way May 2013, which was one of my best carpin months ever - can only be viewed in retrospect.  Enjoy.

I caught allot of carp this month with allot of different flies.  I started the month hammering pond carp.  And I mean hammering.  I found a new pond near my new house that I doubt has ever been fished.  The carp certainly acted like they have never been harassed.  Unfortunately the carp in this pond range from small:


To REALLY small:


Fly fishing for carp is often such a sadistic struggle that it was very refreshing to just go out and catch carp.  I had one half hour span where I caught 6 carp on roughly 6 casts.  It was a riot.  It was also a great opportunity to stankify some swap flies.  Nolan Majchers Egg-Worm did quite well for me in this small pond as well as John Montana's Hybrid Worm.


Small pond carp are fun, but after a while you crave something more significant.  Something with a little more gravitas.  This is particularly true in what I call "Big Fish Month".  Fortunately for one glorious week in May we finally got what I consider the perfect big fish flows on the Denver South Platte.  The water was up and dirty but I was down and dirtier.  I know how to handle it and have the perfect fly for it.  The Trouser Worm with a 5/32" tungsten (AKA like fishing an anchor) is money here.

You have to work your butt off to find the fish in these circumstances, but when you finally do they are almost guaranteed to be feeding hard.  They are also much much more likely to be the big girls who have come out of their hidey holes to play.  And play we did.








And there it is.  Oh yeah, wait.  The place where we will probably live the rest of our productive lives.  I almost forgot about that.  Of course the readers of Fly-Carpin really could care less about the bathrooms, bedrooms blah blah blah zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.  Instead how about showing off my new and improved fly-tying station!




 

8 comments:

  1. Testing not having stupid Google Plus comments again.....

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  2. Google Plus sucks...had me all jacked up on your previous fly selection blog. Nice May..,

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    1. Caused all kinds of issues. Sometimes the new stuff they put in is cool. Sometimes it sucks.

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  3. Looks like you had a great May, Trevor. Good for you! I appreciate when guys show the whole fish even when it is small not just the mouth.

    Nice new tying area. In the winter you can just be "lost in space" there.

    I liked the picture of the large fish; I notice that you brought several different shirts to change into for the pictures. :)))

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    1. Oh yeah, I carry a full wardrobe in my fanny pack.

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  4. WoW! super pleased that your are still around and that May has been so goo for you.Of course I love ponds o course and I pine for moving carp water but get it vicariously through you fellow carpers. I just came back for an extended hospital visit ans still feel poorly. Maybe, just maybe, I'll use more of this wonderful month. Hard enough to type this but I'm pleased as punch for you.

    Gregg

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    1. Most of your pond carp are bigger than most of my pond carp. I am sorry to hear that something is up health-wise, you have me concerned.

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  5. And here I was feeling all sorry for you, figuring maybe you weren't getting to fish much since you haven't been posting a lot. Sheeeez.

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