Back when I lived in Colorado, I used to frequent a bar that had a great mechanical bull. It's hard to beat a combination of inebriation and the potential for injury. Those were good times.
Ironically, I now live in area that has produced some of the world's best professional rodeo bull riders, but no mechanical bulls. Bummer.
What we do have, however, is plenty of large carp.
I got out on the flats this week with two local fly fishing bloggers - Chris Cutler from Many a Fish and Shane Thomas from The Fish Hunter Chronicles. Chris and Shane are both very talented fly fishermen and they produce a remarkable amount of quality fish every week. If you haven't checked out their blogs yet, I highly recommend you do so.
|Chris Cutler Working a Flat|
We had a good day with some solid fish. These carp have spent all summer feeding on an abundance of scuds, large stillwater midges, damsels and leeches. They are fat and happy.
They don't come easy this time of year and we had to work pretty hard for them.