The New York Times on Fly-Fishing for Carp


Orvis product developer Tim Daughton shows off a fly-caught carp.

photo courtesy Tim Daughton

The rise of the once-lowly carp as a game fish got another boost today as no less than the Old Gray Lady herself, the New York Times, published an article about casting for Cyprinus carpio with a fly rod. Chris Santella, author of Fifty Places to Fish Before You Die, describes how many fly fishers have undergone a “carptharsis”:

Ask guides on the finest trout streams in the American West what they do on their days off, and they will sheepishly admit that they chase carp.

He also quotes outdoor writers Will Rice and Kirk Deeter on how exciting carp fishing can be, and the president of Trout Unlimited equates carp with bonefish.

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