The 2015 season started for me on a warm breezy day in mid-April. I was concerned that perhaps I was a bit too eager and that my attempts would be in vain because it was just too early for carp. As with many other times of my life, I was just wrong. There were not many carp to be found that day but I found one – and that is the one that mattered. I did not spend too much time considering my fly of choice; rather opting for my go-to pattern based on previous success: the McLuvin. I gently dapped the fly right in front of the head-down feeding fish and he pounced on it like a fumbled football. The carp were ready and I did not mind being wrong.
|First carp of 2015 - looking a bit surprised.|