The carp swap goodies came in the mail. Dubbing from Singlebarbed.com arrived the same day. It was like a mini Christmas. I'm going to do a review of the dubbing later. I can say right now it's the best dubbing I have ever seen. Trevor from Fly Carpin did an awesome job getting this swap organized and sorted out. He had the difficult job of divvying up who got what flies and trying to be fair at the same time. Many people submitted more than ten flies and one person submitted over 100. Here was my haul.
If you want to know more about the flies there is a forum for each on at Carppro.net. The tyers are answering specific questions about their flies. CarpPro did an amazing job spotlighting the swap in their latest issue of Carp Pro Magazine. I hope I can continue to be in these swaps every year.
I had Carp on the Fly. I pursued them for a little bit. Didn't do well. Shoulda spent more time on it. My interest has been perking up again. I will be following up on your carping.ReplyDelete
Josh, If you know a place they are plentiful then I'd say go after them. I can't seem to find a spot where I see them all the time. Carp are usually targets after I have been fishing for bass and I see one feeding.ReplyDelete
What a haul---this is why it pays to blog--you meet and get to converse with individuals who love the sport of fly fishing as much as you do. thanks for sharing
Looks like 2013 is, indeed, the year for "carp on the fly" madness.
Very cool Shwag Kevin. I'll have to get in the loop next time around. I know a killer spot for carp. Its the bottom of a spillway and at least 50 school there every spring. I know another guy who lives on a lake and as soon as he sees them in the shallows he texts me. you've got my number.ReplyDelete
Nice! Looks like you scored a pretty good haul.ReplyDelete
I enjoy seeing what everybody recieved. We all must keep each other informed as to their use. I did get yours Kevin, nice tie!ReplyDelete
good going buddy. It's been awhile since I've won anything but I think the Carp Gods will be looking out for me soon. I'm throwing in the towel and going to give it a try. I need some flies though. (hint, hint)ReplyDelete