The Orvis Guide to Fly Fishing for Carp: Tips and Tricks for the Determined Angler

The Orvis Guide to Fly Fishing for Carp: Tips and Tricks for the Determined Angler

by Kirk Deeter

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Carp are tantalizingly close, no matter where you are. They will challenge you technically, test your patience, and make you question your fly fishing bona fides more than any other freshwater fish. And they get 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, carp are finally getting the attention they deserve from US flyrodders. TROUT Magazine managing editor Kirk Deeter meets these non-native fish head-on, examining their history, behavior, diet, and the challenges they pose

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ISBN-13: 9781939226099
Publisher: Stonefly Press
Publication date: 11/30/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 145
Sales rank: 902,532
File size: 39 MB
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vi

About the Author vii

Foreword Chris Hunt ix

Introduction 1

Part 1 Worthy Quarry 5

1 Why Carp? 7

2 Carp Are Difficult to Pattern 11

3 The Everyman Fish 15

4 A Tale of Two Fishes 19

5 Carp Biology 101 23

6 The Characteristics and Senses of Carp 27

7 Where Carp Live 33

8 How Carp Behave 37

9 Lakes, Ponds, and Rivers 41

10 What Carp Eat 47

11 How Carp Eat 51

12 On Weather and Water Conditions 55

13 Why Carp Are Hard to Catch with Flies 57

Part 2 Playing the Game 61

14 Gear: Rods, Reels, Lines, Leaders, Tippet, Waders, and More 63

15 The Approach 75

16 Finding Fish: Reading Water and Spotting Carp 79

17 Figuring Out Food 89

18 Picking the Right Fly 95

19 Fooling Carp: The Cast and Presentation 105

Part 3 Scenarios 113

20 Fighting Carp 115

21 Freeing Carp 119

22 Berry Fishing 121

23 How and Why I Blew It at the South Platte River Pro-Am Carp Slam 125

24 From the Experts: Their Best Tips in Their Own Words 127

25 Grass Carp 135

26 Carp Trivia 137

Afterword 139

Index 143

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