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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Video Tuesday Tip: The Basics of Catching Carp on a Fly


These fish are hard to fool and tough to land.
Photo courtesy Tom Rosenbauer

Carp fishing, while available to nearly anyone close to home, is not easy. It’s challenging, which is why people love them so much (in addition to the fact that they fight like demons.) To help. . .

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Photos: Have You Heard of the Kansas Grand Slam?

Written by: Mary Edmonson, Store Manager, Leawood, Kansas


The mirror carp was the first to fall, kicking off the quest for a Grand Slam.
Photos courtesy Brad Kellerman

Not a lot of people think “fly fishing” when they think of Kansas City, but—as one of our associates, Brad Kellerman, proved with these three freshwater bones that he pulled out of Indian Creek last. . .

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Photos of the Day: Crazy for Carp in Ohio

Written by: Ryan D. Srbljan


Everybody do the carp face!
Photos by Ryan D. Srbljan

A buddy and I recently christened the most unlikely of boats here in Ohio. I fell in love with bonefishing in Belize, and haven’t found a cure for the bug since. In hopes of getting that same flats-style goodness closer to home, I built out a 1979 Gheenoe as a flats skiff to. . .

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