Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Huge Carp Snaps Helios Like A Twig...

So for the past 3 weeks I’ve been fishing for carp every chance I get, probably landing close to if not more than 50 fish, including the 3 largest fish of my life. I hate to say it but I’m getting pretty damn good at the carpin’ game…This morning I went to Carp Lake X as we so call it and the fish were spooky, a lot more than usual, so I had to work for them. After fishing for 2hrs I finally landed my first of 4 carp. The last fish however ended my day of fishing.

I saw a carp out towards the middle of the lake that looked huge, so at that distance it had to be big. I laid out my damsel about 6 feet in front of him and swam it into his field of view and paused it, I read his body language and set the hook. He went ballistic, he put me in my backing real quick. Then ran right towards me, I reeled as fast as I could and kept up with him and finally gained my fly line back, then…Crack! He made an about-face maneuver and snapped my rod instantly…and took me into my backing again. Since nothing seems to ever phase me anymore, I looked at my rod and there was just enough rod left together that had sufficient backbone to play out the fish…so yeah, I landed the bastard…I really think it was one of the largest fish in the lake, it probably went close to 15lbs. All in all it was a pretty epic cast and hook up…the fight didn’t go so well…I probably couldn’t have even casted as far as a did with out the helios, the rod is amazing or was…sigh…

Yeah...

Time to call it a day

6 comments:

roughfisher.com said...

where'd it break? above the ferrule?

Matt said...

what is that? like your 8th orvis rod you've broken in 5 years? and will be your 3rd helios?

ahope said...

It broke right in the middle of the 3rd piece in-between a guide...its weird. Other rods I've had have done the whole above the ferrule thing though.

Oh Matt, you exaggerate, it'd be my second helios...

Matt said...

no exaggeration. you purchased your first, which broke in a car door. You got a replacement, which snapped due to the slammer carp. This will be the third, right? You need to stop using a 5wt when chasing those carp!

ahope said...
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ahope said...

I spoke with the guy from the orvis shop, and found out that this wasn't the first time hes seen a helios break in the same place as mine did...he had a 7wt break while casting it...yeah well. One thing lead to another and I'll be guiding him for some golden ghosts this weekend. Haha...