Story: Chasing Carp on a Summer Saturday


The Bonefish Bitters was Shawn’s secret weapon for the day.
Photos by Shawn Combs

There are few things in life more enjoyable than a hall pass, a gorgeous summer day, and a plan to explore new water relatively close to home.  Last Friday, Shawn “Diddy” Combs, our head. . .

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Video: “Carpology” Part 2 by Todd Moen

Dry-fly fishing in Montana’s magnificent Big Sky country is perhaps the closest thing to heaven for most anglers. But during the summer of 2015, I went there and encountered sweltering. . .

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Video: Grass Ghosts of the Flats

Reader Drew Ross sent me a link to this cool video about chasing grass carp on shallow-water flats in his native Arkansas. This looks every bit as exciting as stalking the flats for bonefish, and. . .

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Video: “Carpology” Part 1 by Todd Moen

Summer temps hover in the upper 90s, and there are rising carp on Montana’s Missouri River. Unlike trout or steelhead or bonefish, carp feed in a frenzy known to some anglers as the. . .

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Get ready for Carp Throw Down 2016!

Written by: Conway Bowman


This is the prize, a wary, sometimes picky “trash fish” that’s a challenge for any angler.
Photo courtesy Conway Bowman

Hey carp fly-rod freaks! Get your hoppers and dry flies ready for 4th annual Lake Henshaw Carp Throw Down, which will be held on May 21, 2016. The CTD has evolved into the warmwater. . .

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Trout Bum of the Week LIX: Kyle Wilkinson


Kyle Wilkinson shows off a gorgeous Colorado winter brown.
Photos courtesy Kyle Wilkinson

Kyle Wilkinson is the Outfitting Manager at Trouts Fly Fishing in Denver, Colorado, as well as one of their fly fishing guides. Born and raised in southeastern Kansas, Kyle received his first fly rod. . .

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Photos: Reports from Beaver Island, a.k.a. Carp Mecca


Shawn Combs has a religious moment with a Beaver Island carp.
Photo by John Arnold; photo illustration by Jared Zissu

Life in the fly-fishing industry can be pretty hectic. We all love to go fishing on our days off, but we don’t often get a chance to spend time with others in our industry. When Cameron Mortenson, . . .

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