Monday, May 14, 2012

Sugar Lips: 1st Carp on the Fly

This weekend, a float on the Missouri with Headhunters looking for rising trout was interrupted by a backwater filled with schools of cruising carp. Scumliner did a little recon and our short leash nymph rigs were quickly switched out for unweighted leech patterns. Five casts in...I saw a cruiser. I cast to him. He turned on it. Strip set. Now, two days later. My forearm is still sore. I like carp.

Like me, they look better in person.

Unlike my continued unsuccessful quest for pike, I can now cross off carp from my list. I thought it would different.

21 comments:

John Montana said...

that picture makes me happy. congrats man!

Jergens said...

I'm just happy to see your mustache is coming back!

LAR said...

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Sanders said...

Nice! Well done sir...such an awesome fish.

Tampa Bay fishing charters said...

Nice and good job here you done.

e.m.b. said...

Saw the title and I've been beaming ever since. :) Congrats!

Ty said...

Niiiice.

Alec said...

My forearm was sore too after I fought one of those big bastards. Nice fish man.

Ivan said...

@john montana - it makes me happy as well. It took one carp to understand your draw to fishing for them.

Ivan said...

@jergens - i hate to report to you...that pre mustache was shaven off. It will be back, I just don't know when.

Ivan said...

@LAR - thanks for that extremely helpful information.

Ivan said...

Sanders - why thank you sir.

Ivan said...

@Tampa - thank you as well.

Ivan said...

@e.m.b. - who doesn't love sugar lips?

Ivan said...

@Ty - very niiiicce.

Ivan said...

@alec - cheers to you sir. when do you start up in Craig?

Alec said...

May 30th! Hope to see you around!

Pam said...

Nice. I hope to do catch a carp on the fly this year.

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