Thursday, June 28, 2012

Prelude to Grass Carp

the shadow that haunts me
Damn grass carp. After last year, I built up some grass carp confidence. False confidence. I've thrown the box at em. More than once. Carp flies, nymphs, dry flies, terrestrials. Hooked and lost a couple but mostly harassed them. I can get them to sniff a dry fly but can't get a solid gulp. Pattern-shmattern, I've thrown everything. Grass carp glory will make it's return sooner or later. Hopefully sooner. 30" grass carp on a dry fly...

Monday, June 11, 2012

More Black River Gar

 Very low water conditions on the Black River make it easier to reach the channel-dwelling gar, which are larger than the gar I typically find in the backwaters. This fish took a fly made of four strands of nylon rope and a bunch of red, green, blue and silver flashabou tied on a metal ring.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Carpin'

Another little video from the Currents. This time chasing golden bones on my favorite local back water.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Creek Smallies

Chasing fish on my local creeks with light gear has always been a favorite of mine. The creeks resemble larger driftless streams but are too warm to sustain trout. The variety of species to be caught is excellent -- smallmouth, quillback, carp, suckers, catfish, and pike.