|Tied on a vintage Black Pool Brittish made hook|
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Stuck a Carp
It was just like you plan it. Walk into a mud flat, peek over the bushes and see 3 or 4 carp in skinny water. Make one cast to the big fish while his dorsal is out of the water. Perfect cast, and the fish makes a b-lline for the fly, eats, hook set, fish on. Water slashing wildly, rod bent, drag whining....fish off. Broken hook.
It was a 1x strong hook. Maybe it was my fault for poor hook selection. I tied this fly a week or two ago, and it's maiden cast stuck my first carp, and that carp was a strong 5 pounder. Everything was perfect...but the hook.