Caught my first carp on the fly rod! I was fishing for small-mouth on the Columbia, down river from McNary Dam. I was bouncing a bead-head bugger off the bottom, while drifting downstream in my tube. I had picked up a few small bass this way, but at 8 a.m. I got a strong pull on the line. At first it wasn't that serious of a fight, but when that fish saw my tube & fins, it headed for the middle of the river. I had to chase it down w/ the tube, almost went to the end of my backing. That has NEVER happened to me before. My fishing buddy, Ed thought it was hilarious. I'm sure the look on my face was classic. We had seen some springers rolling, so I didn't know what it was at first. View attachment 42416 View attachment 42417 When I finally got it in, had to horse it in w/out a net. Funny that the old 1x tippet never gave out, & my cheap 6 weight didn't break. Haven't posted for a long time b/c haven't had any worthwhile trips. Enjoy the goofy pictures!