Saturday, June 18, 2011

Carp on top...with cottonwood seeds!

This is the time of year for the cottonwood drop. The white, fluffy seed pods have been floating around for a couple of weeks now. They can clump together on your leader and be a serious hassle to remove. In fact, they are the main reason I stopped building my own leaders...the more knots, the more aggravating white balls of cotton!The one bright side to all this as been the great opportunity to match the hatch and take carp on dry flies! Yes. You just read that. Matching the hatch. Carp on dries. Take some time to adjust...


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3 comments:

  1. I've heard of this phenomenon before, but I've never actually seen it myself nor have I ever seen the fly used to match the... hatch? Thanks for sharing.

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  2. I like this imagery of cottonwoods "hatching"...

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