Sunday, September 10, 2006

I did get out twice this weekend for some carp. Saturday afternoon Kelly, Elia, JJ and I hit a local spot and Elia got to "pet" a 5 lb carp. We mainly just walked and played with the geese, but I did manage one fish, and Elia enjoyed touching and "hugging" it! So for the record...JJ saw his first fish at 6 weeks old.

Got blanked today in 2 hours. Saw some nice fish, but no takers.


Anonymous said...

Hi John,

I've been following your progress on the various forums including Ifish, Westfly, and the CAG forum. You certainly are a great flyfising carp apologist. :-) It was good to read your article in The American Carper. You are a gifted writer.

I have yet to catch my first carp on a fly. My background is similar to yours - Salmon, Trout, and Steelhead - in California first, then Oregon. As you stated so well, some of the skills are transferable but there are many more things to learn. I was up in your neck of the woods today on the Columbia. Found what looked like good spots but the wind was blowing hard so I didn't accomplish much. By the time it died down the sun was low and I couldn't see into the water. Still much to learn.

Anyway, thanks again for the article and your excellent blog. Also, thanks for pointing the way for me and others. I'll be watching for future postings.

Sweet Home, OR

John Montana said...

good luck dave! once you hook your first carp on the fly, you'll know what the dark side really is!

let me know if i can help, and be sure to send me pics of your first fly caught carp...i'll put them up on the blog!