The Orvis Guide to Fly Fishing for Carp
Tips and Tricks for the Determined Angler
Carp are close, no matter where you are. Tantalisingly close. They will challenge you technically and test your patience, and make you question your fly fishing bona fides more than any other freshwater fish. And they get big. Really big. They’ll put you into your backing fast. As Trout Unlimited’s Chris Hunt says in his foreword, "Enjoy the journey that comes with fly fishing for carp. And leave your 4-weight home.”
Sporting nicknames like the golden bonefish or the grey ghost, carp are finally getting the attention from US flyrodders that they deserve. Trout Magazine managing editor Kirk Deeter takes up the challenge from these non-native fish, examining their history, behavior, diet, and the challenges they pose for even the most accomplished fly fisherman. Covering everything from the approach, the presentation, how to effectively read both fish and water - even recipes for the best patterns to throw — Deeter introduces the most prolific freshwater gamefish to an US audience finally ready to stalk them.
Kirk Deeter is the editor of Trout magazine and an editor-at-large for Field & Stream. He is co-editor of Field & Stream’s "Fly Talk" weblog, the "Fly Fishing Jazz” columnist for MidCurrent.com, and also the editor-in-chief of Angling Trade (the industry magazine covering fly fishing in America).