Over the past several months, I have been battling a severe health issue that required some serious treatments that left me drained, sick, and just feeling awful in general. I apologize for not updating this as I should have, but I have only went fishing a few times the whole year. The last two times I went out were the first times I have really been out and accomplished anything. So, let's get started!
I have just recently started work on a new fly based on the time-tested Woolly Bugger. I have not been out to test it on my usual carp waters because I do not feel that I am up to wading in that area quite yet. However, I did find some new carp water that is not quite as productive, but still holds a decent amount of carp. The places I have been to and waded at are easy to wade and doesn't require a lot of gusto to get out there. (Ankle-deep, shallow water) It does hold some very nice Smallmouth Bass and is perfect territory for a 5wt. Even at a smaller size, they still put a nice bend in a 7wt. That's Smallies for ya!
The fly shop has some flies left at Paul's Supply, however due to health issues, I will re-open bigger and better with more and better flies next season. I decided that it was the best course of action at the moment and will give me time to mend. (Bad fly fishing pun, I know.)
Onto the pictures!