Saturday, March 22, 2014

Targets and Glass rods

Yeah...that about covers the targets thing.

Two really cool things today. One, I fished with Ryan. He has been coming to presentations and corresponding with me for a while, and we finally hit the water together today. With a new baby on the way (congrats Ryan!) fishing time can be tough...glad it worked out. And two...I fished an Orvis Superfine Glass Rod. Incredibly FUN to fish that 5 wt...will write more on it later but the best way to describe it is FUN! Not going to replace my H2 as a tool, but I will find a way to chase small carp with this thing often. Great fun.

As for the fishing...they are starting to wake up! I had already caught around 85 fish this year, but maybe one or two actually pulled line from the reel. They woke up today, spooked, ran, fought a bit...it was pretty nice. It is only going to get better from here!

I caught my fill on hybrids, and Ryan did well also...sticking fish on a combination of hybrids and San Juan worms. The sun beat down and the fish were active...Ryan even stuck his first mirror! The season is here folks! Get out there, find any water that will be a few degrees warmer than the surrounding water and take a peak! Thanks again for a fun day Ryan!

 

 

11 comments:

David McKenzie said...

Nice! What is your ratio to mirrors vs commons? I have never seen a mirror down here other than a couple of gravel pit lakes..

John Montana said...

Maybe one mirror in every fifth fish David...I love mirrors.

winonaflyfactory said...

Nice report Montana. I need to get back out your way. Take care man.

Trevor Tanner said...

Ooooooooohhhhhh!!! Targets targets everywhere.

Gregg said...

I will only see fish like that and catch those numbers in heaven. really glad for you, what a year already!

Gregg

Christopher Pepe said...

where is your presentation schedule? I assume you hit up the Portland Orvis store from time to time.

During my brief moments at home I saw carp spawning a few weeks back. That field has largely dried up and they're gone now but it was neat to watch. The next sunny day that I'm home...

John Montana said...

Christopher, next up is April 10th in Salem at Santiam Fly casters. The April 13th at the Portland Orvis store. Keep an eye on my Facebook page, I will call em out as they come up.

Empowered Wellness LLP said...

Target rich. Understatement.

Nice outing guys.

Tim Gerke said...

Awesome. So sad I missed what looks like some sunny days in Portlandia. Looking forward to lots of carp posts from you in coming months! I'll try to add a few of my own.

Noah Fleming said...

John, do you sell the hybrid carp flies? I'd like to buy a dozen if possible. Let me know.

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