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.

Tied on a vintage Black Pool Brittish made 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.

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