4 Keys to Catching More Carp

As late-summer conditions create lower water levels and higher temperatures here in central Wyoming, we like to give the trout a break and focus on a less-appreciated and less-fragile quarry: the common carp. While fly-fishing for carp can be frustrating . . .

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Top 5 Flies for Rocky Mountain Carp

Late-summer means lower water levels and higher temperatures here in central Wyoming, so we like to give the trout a break and focus on a less-appreciated and less-fragile quarry: the common carp. We take Rocky Mountain flats-fishing pretty seriously, . . .

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Pro Tips: Three Flies that Carp Will Eat

While carp aren’t for everyone, anglers who have tried pursuing them with a fly rod know they’re a lot harder to fool than their lowly status might indicate. Keen hearing, an uncanny sense of smell, and a downright lackadaisical . . .

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Pro Tips: How to Fish for Carp in Moving Water, Part II

Perhaps because carp are so frequently called “poor man’s monefish,” anglers new to the species often imagine they’ll be stalking a wide-open flat, making long casts to drop flies right on the noses of tailing fish. While that ideal scenario may arise . . .

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Pro Tips: How to Fish for Carp in Moving Water, Part I

Twenty-five years ago, angling pioneers Barry Reynolds, Brad Befus, and John Berryman published Carp on the Fly, setting the stage for a major shift in fly-fishing culture and elevating the lowly carp from trash fish to revered quarry. I was fortunate . . .

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Video: How to Sight-Fish with Nymphs for Carp

Fly-fishing for carp still raises a few eyebrows in the angling community, but these picky, powerful fish are now widely accepted as a challenging quarry. In this vide from The New Fly Fisher, host Colin McKeown and guide Glen Hales chase golden bones . . .

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How to Use a “Lift Kit” to Make Flies Ride Hook-Point-Up

If you want a fly to ride hook-point-up, the most common solution is to add weighted eyes to the top of the hook shank. And if at first you don’t succeed, simply try heavier and heavier eyes until it finally flips over. But adding more weight isn’t always a . . .

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Podcast: How To Find Great Carp Fishing

In our campaign to take pressure off our over-stressed trout rivers during this hot, dry summer, I figured a great topic would be how to find carp-fishing spots. Not every place that holds carp . . .

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Pro Tips: How to Catch Grass Carp on the Fly

Written by: Drew Ross, Looknfishy


You’ll have to learn to accept a pretty high failure rate if you want to eventually land a grass carp.
Photos by Drew Ross

Grass carp can be a challenge on the fly and frustrated me for years. My first experience was very memorable. In the summer 2012, I was working some lily pads for bass when a huge shadow . . .

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