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!