I got out on the east branch for about an hour before the rain. It's a shame it rained last night, the river was just starting to clear up. Out of all the carp I spotted I ended up going 1 for 3.
The first carp I spotted, I initially spooked it, so I ducked down behind some grass, and took a seat on the bank for about 5 minutes, once it came back I then placed one good "lucky" cast about three feet in front of him, let the fly drift back, and the battle was on.
This guy gave me my best fight so far on the Fly Rod. I was using a 4 pound test tippet, so I had to play him gently and the battle was long.
The next carp I spotted, I placed a decent cast in front of it, and this little guy came in and snatched up my fly before the carp even had a chance.
The third carp, spotted my fly and went for it. But the two of us failed to make a connection.
This poor little guy had an adventure. I never even knew he took my fly, and he came flying out of the water on a back cast, he also ended up getting stuck in a tree. After I was able to get him all untangled, and released, he did swim away. I think he's going to make it.
I ended up catching about 7-8 more panfish, and also hooked a largemouth that got away before I was able to take a picture. I picked him up, reached in my pocket for the camera, and he slipped out back into the river. This is the fly I was using.
I've casted alot of different flies at carp this summer, but this is the first one I have had any luck with.