Friday, 29 April 2011

A lot to carp about!


It was too bright to concentrate on the pike today and having seen a nice pod of carp I tried a different tactic altogether... carp on the fly. I was rewarded almost immediately with a take on the second cast sadly I missed it. Third cast and it wasn't long in the water when there was a huge gulp and a swirl... I tightened into it and I was attached to a 10lb common carp! This was a special fish... a personal best but also fish number 40 on my home built fly rod (Harrison Lohric 9ft 9weight blank, with Bug-Bond securing all rod rings... no whippings on the rings just pure resin!). What a magic day!

5 comments:

Dustin's Fly Box said...

Congrats!! I have yet to fish for carp

David Edwards said...

Thanks... it was way too bright for pike and warming up a little too much as well... I just couldn't resist going for the carp... especially as all the bait boys weren't doing too well!!

mike williams said...

Looks like you had a fun day David! I love fly fishing for carp never a dull fight. Number 40 on the rod! thats awesome.

David Edwards said...

Mike, Thanks for your comment. I have to say that I was stoked and choked yesterday... that was an important catch for me and I can honestly say it was a big grin!

Pike fly-fishing articles said...

Nice fish David....the smile says it all mate!