I got my clock cleaned today. The carp were hot and they absolutely kicked my butt. I busted off tons and tons of fish trying to horse them to the net. I had carp run me into the weeds, carp run me into rocks, and carp run me into trees. Basically, the fish went where they wanted, or I broke them off trying to stop them.
It was awesome. I landed enough to keep me happy, but I lost a lot more than I landed. I found fish on mud flats, gravel bars, off of rip rap, and on the edges of weedbeds. They were basically everywhere, and plenty of fish reacted well to the fly.
There are some targets in that picture. I tried one of Travis's soft hackles with the worm tail, and also used an egg/worm combo...both flies worked. The only bad thing was I ran out of the prototypes I had tied up last night...will have to hit the vice again. Big fish of the day was just over 20 lbs, and I hooked two more in that range but lost them both. Carp are awesome!