Wednesday, December 18, 2013

The Magic Number Twenty

The number twenty holds a certain reverence in the fly fishing world.  A 19" trout is nice but a 20" trout is BIG.  A 19" Bass is pretty sweet but a 20" bass is a beast.  A 19" carp is puny while a 20" carp is ... still puny.

Around here that is why we talk pounds.  If you measure your carp in pounds, suddenly 20 is magic again.  I hook a 20lb carp and I know it.  Instantly.  About three shakes of a monkey's butt later the whole world knows it.

"Twenty - Twenty - Tweeeeentyyyyyyy!!!!!!!"

Truth is I don't catch all that many 20lb carp, but my first carp of 2013 was a DSP personal best 22lb.  That was a good sign and I had my best year so far for twenties.  Here they are, in no particular order and with a 30 thrown in for good measure:











6 comments:

  1. Only 9? And 6 of them look real familiar! Good work man!

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    1. They should you took the pictures. To think that five of those were in a 3 hour span!

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  2. Heckuva year right there, man. That 30 lber ALONE would have made for a banner year. Dang that was a beast.

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  3. The 3 local must be somewhat special. That reminds me, I seriously need a scale. Great photos!

    Gregg

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    1. Actually I think it was four local - which is my most in one year on itself. Huh - wonder if I am missing a pic from MI? MI was a bit of a blurr the 20s were dropping so fast.

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