So anyway, it was a pretty fun day of flyfishing with my buddy Jay. At one point, we presented flies to some huge Common Carp and Grass Carp...so big, they looked like pods of manatees swimming around! One particularly large Grassie looked to be 12" across the back, and one particularly large Common looked to be full of eggs....large head and super-deep bodied! Unfortunately, we didn't catch any of them. I thought I had one strike, but ended up hooking one of the big Grassies in the tail! We battled for several minutes, with the fish porpoising out of the water several times, before I managed to pull the hook out before I could land it.
While trying for the grass carp, I caught a big 9" Hybrid Sunfish:
I also caught a couple crappies, a bunch of bluegills, and a couple beautiful Pumpkinseed Sunfish:
I finally field-tested a new Firetiger-colored streamer I'd created. It worked!
Here's what they looked like before they get wet/eaten:
Another great day of flyfishing!