|Pale Mallard? I've never seen one before.|
Yesterday Chul asked me if I wanted to go carping after he gets off work. I gave him a rather unenthusiastic response of maybe and asked him to call me when he gets off work and I'd let him know. Waking up this morning I had a hankering to get a tug so I headed out to the local brown water to see if I could get a carp on a fly. It was a waste of time and instead of getting hepatitis or some other waterborne disease I should have stayed home. The moment I stepped out of the car it stunk. Water is too deep and murky to successfully sight cast. I made a few pointless blind casts until I noticed a dark blob in the water so I made a few casts to it not knowing exactly which side was the head. I got a tug and I set foolishly set the hook like a trout and ripped the fly out of its mouth. Game over and I quit after that and let Chul don't even bother coming. I did see two large carp launch themselves out of the water but both were too far to cast to, besides I have never found casting to jumping carp to be successful. The only positive today was I saw a pale mallard, a bird I've never seen before.
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