Hit the Haw today to do a bit of carpin'. It was disappointing to say the least. I started at the 64 over pass and headed south. I walked the river for about 5 hours and saw not one carp. Heck, I didn't even take my fly off the hook keeper. I will say this....wading the Haw is not for the faint of heart. The jagged boulders will test anyones balance and wading ability. On another note, I had a water moccasin decide to play chicken with me. Now I believe that you should not mess with something when you're in its home. So I tried to give the snake a wide berth. He saw me...I saw him. He popped smoke and got out of my area. I thanked him profusely and continued to scan for carp. After a few minutes of watching, I moved on. Found the next stretch of water that looked promising and who do I see again, yup....that same **** snake. Only this time, his escape routes are very limited, as in directly behind me. I'm desperately trying to keep my cool as he advances towards me, however its not easy because I am trying to bust my butt, my fly rod and my dignity as I frantically retreat. So to recap, I didn't catch or see any carp and I got the bejezus scared out of me by a snake.