I felt the need to be different and to add some "less glamorous" fish to the line up. The one I was most excited for was a carp. It seemed to be the most fitting species as the rod is a true piece of art and a result of one man's blood sweat and tears. It could be said, and I am sure that some do, that the rod is one of the purest types of fly rods in the sport of fly fishing.
My goal was to tarnish that purity and the carp was the fish that I felt would do it best.
With my mission in hand, I went out and did just that - I landed the first carp that fly rod had seen. It is officially dirty.
Since I already accomplished my goal, what was left for me? Should I send it on to the next guy? Go catch more carp?
All good ideas that I will do over the next week, but what I wanted was to further expand the smearing of purity.
What I wanted was a fish that, like carp, had a reputation as a trash fish. I wanted to up the ante a bit though and find a fish that had a mouth full of wicked teeth, a bad attitude, aggressive nature, and deemed to be evil by some.
I went out in search of that very fish and officially upped the ante. Welcome the newest species to fall victim to THE bamboo fly rod.
|Say hello to Mr. Bowfin|