I did my presentations at the Washington Federation of Fly Fishers Fair in Ellensburg on Friday and Saturday. After finishing up on Saturday I stayed to visit with several guys. Later, getting back in my Carpwagon I found a nice surprise. Go figure, lo and behold there was some fishing tackle there. Well it was later in the day than when I usually begin fishing but I hadn't Carp fished yet this year and I had reached a point where I didn't care if the wind was howling, the sky was cloudy, and the water was muddy; I was going anyway. Well, actually I do care, but not enough to keep me from going. I got to the lake with really just a couple hours of time left to fish. Below are the first three casts I made for Carp this year. It is such a simple thing, making the first few casts. It was like coming home after being away for a long time. It just felt so darn good! I wish I could say I got a Carp on the first cast. I didn't.
I did get a couple and they both reminded me why I just love Carp fishing. I saw both takes and it is still magic. They took the Chocolate Cherry. Here is one after I had played him awhile.