Quote Originally Posted by James Smith View Post
I got to meet Carter Nelson and he showed me his SEM Sculpin pattern. Really nice guy and a very talented tyer. The water I fish in is usually between 4-6 feet deep so I only let the fly sink for a count of five before I start my retrieve. Then I use short, fast strips of about 4 to 5 inches with a 2 to 3 second pause between strips. Really productive pattern. I tie it mainly in black for bream and in bright chartreuse and white or purple and white for crappie.
I never met Carter personally but did talk with him a few time when he was with Callaway Gardens. I arranged a trip with several guys from my church to fish there several years ago the last week in April. I ended with 3 bream that weight 2 3/4 lbs. when we quit early because we were soaked & shivering from a pouring rain. I have been back a few times, it's the best private (open to the public for a fee) lake I have ever been on.