Written by: John Carpenter, Orvis Sandanona
Here at Sandanona, we’ve had this grass carp that no one has been able to catch, despite many attempts. But young Oliver, here, caught this formerly uncatchable beast while throwing a Black Woolly Bugger with an orange bead during a casting lesson at Sandanona—on a 5-weight no less! He fought the thing like a champ for a good 10 to 15 minutes before landing it. It was his first time with a fly rod in his hand.
John Carpenter teaches fly fishing and guides at Orvis Sandanona, in Millbrook, New York.