I caught a handful of little fish, but the big fish were out there.
This was the best one I caught. It hit the Carpet Caddis hard as a I was stripping it along a weed bed.
Just at dark I was skidding the Carpet Caddis along behind me as I paddled in toward shore and a big fish took it. It quickly ran out all the slack line, and, just as I decided to keep it on the reel instead of trying to strip it in, it lunged and broke me off.
That was my last Carpet Caddis--again--so I'll have to tie up a few more. But it will be a labor of love.