Friday, February 1, 2013

January Gold



Winter in Pennsylvania is the most ridiculous season there is. There is no stability in the weather what so ever. It can go from 10 to 60 degrees without warning, one day you could be wearing four layers and stalking carp in the snow other days a single micro fiber will do.

Along with my layers of clothing I like to vary my fly selection this time of year as well. During the winter months I tend to use brighter patterns to grab their attention. Sometimes a drab color is not enough motivation for a lethargic fish to go out of its way for your fly. 




Orange sucker spawn



Pink lady sucker spawn


Ghostie...


Yellow Temptation 



There is only one reason to be smiling the day after you shave your beard...


9 comments:

Kevin Frank said...

I think the jig is up. Egg flies work on carp.

Adam said...

Haha, I was unaware of this jig. They sure do work.

Eunan said...

Good going guys, the weather the last couple days has been particularly unpredictable!

Mark Kautz-Shoreman said...

I agree. I shaved a beard off after 17 years. My face was damn cold in the winter after that.

Gregg said...

Yes egg flies work, at times so well that becomes all I use (but not all I carry.) Can't wait to use my spawn ties after this. Good job and lucky you for the chance to present them.

Gregg

fishermanrichard. said...

Adam, great post. Can I ask the size hook used in the cold, and was it weighted at all?

Did you see the fish, and were they dormant or moving on the day.

Thanks, it makes me long to get out.

Adam said...

Rich, The flies were weightless #12-14. Carping is 100% sight fishing for me. One of the days I fished the air temperature was in the mid 50's (F) and the fish were laid up on the surface/slowly cruising at the surface. The other days I was out the temps were in the 20's and I was targeting tailing fish. With water temps in the upper 30's the fish will not move far for a fly.

reviveflyfishing said...

Very nice. I think i may need to sit down at the vise and tie some spawn. Your carp flies piece of SWC was great btw. Cheers.

Adam said...

Thanks for the kind words.