Did some exploring yesterday, decided to look for some still water after finding my local creek high and muddy. "Found" a new (to me) pond, caught my first few panfish since moving to Michigan last week! Took a few flies to figure them out, but finally got a few on a #18 nymph tied only with wire and white thread. A little later I had a great time battling a largemouth that took my #6 white wooly bugger. I saw the whole thing- the green mouth came out of the darkness and sucked it in! So exciting. It jumped a bunch of times, somehow I managed to keep the hook in. This was one of my first largemouths on the fly! ...and then I saw the carp. Managed to get my fly in front of him; the fish actually took 3 swipes at the wooly bugger, but in my excitement I kept pulling it away from him. So freaking exciting! Good to know I had the fly and the presentation right, except for my nervousness.. One of these days I'll get a carp on the fly... Michigan is so awesome. Wrote a bunch more: http://cbfishes.com/2013/06/05/breathing-exercises/ Wanna kill these ads? We can help!