Trip Report: Lake Michigan Carp Extravaganza

Written by John Montana, editor Carp on the Fly


John (right) and J show off the product of a sweet double.
Photo courtesy John Montana

[Editor’s Note: John Montana, who runs the Carp on the Fly blog, lives in Oregon, but every year he makes the trek to Lake Michigan to try his hand at the huge carp there with his college buddy, “J,” who writes the Fishing and Thinking in Minnesota blog. Here’s part of his report. And don’t forget to enter this week’s. . .

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Photos of the Day: Dry-Fly Sipping Brook Trout in Maine


That’s a chunky native brook trout from a remote Maine lake.
Photo by Rick Young

Rick Young, a guide at Libby Camps in the Maine backcountry, sent us these photos with a brief description:
“Phil, here are a couple of nice brookies caught by angler Steve Keyser, one of our guests. These are just a couple of the 14 trout we caught that were. . .”

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Photos of the Day: Lena’s Lunker


It may not be as pretty as a brown trout, but Lena looks mighty happy to have landed such a brute.
Photo by Martin Turek

Proud father Martin Turek sent in these photos, along with the story behind them:

My daughter Lena caught this sucker on the Manistee River (below Tippy Dam) while trying for the brown trout that where in position to steal some eggs. She was using my new. . .

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Photo of the Day: Charlie’s First Big Brown Trout


Charlie Moderelli makes sure his fish doesn’t get away before there’s photographic evidence.
Photo by Ray Berumen

Here is a picture of Charlie Moderelli and his father, Rob Moderelli, from Long Island, New York. Charlie is 11 years old and just started his summer vacation. On Charlie’s first fishing trip, he learned how to short-and long-line nymph from my drift boat on the Battenkill, on the New York side. His first fish was a. . .

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Photos of the Day: Finn’s Fine, Wild Brook Trout


Those are some serious shoulders on a wild brook trout.
Photo by Jeremy Cameron

Young Finn Cameron used his dad’s Helios and a Conehead Olive Woolly Bugger to land this beauty from a wild brook-trout river in Maine. As you can see from the image below, the boy has been fishing since before he could walk, and I suspect that his name is no. . .

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Photos of the Day: Hot Times on the Henrys Fork

Written by: Tom Evenson, Orvis Western ELOG Director


Nick Minor, Three River Ranch Guide and Shop Manager landed this gorgeous brown on a streamer.
All photos by Tom Evenson

This past week I traveled to Three Rivers Ranch (one of the first ever Orvis Endorsed Lodges) in Warm River, Idaho, for a business meeting with lodge owner, Lonnie Allen, and a group of her staff and guides. After the meeting, a few of us did a short float on the

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New Issue of “flymage” Magazine Released

The June 2013 issue of flymage online magazine of fly fishing and photography was released today. It’s a wonderful collection of images from the South Pacific, the waters of the Arabian Peninsula, and the salmon rivers of Scotland. Mixed in with the eye candy are some. . .

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Photos of the Day II: The Birth of a Carp Junkie

Written by: Mike Mazzoni


Who travels from Kansas to Utah for carp? This guy does.
All photos courtesy Mike Mazzoni

[Editor’s note: Last year, we posted two sets of photos of big trout (here and here) by Mike Mazzoni, who was a summer intern at Falcon’s Ledge in Utah. He’s back again, but this time, he has a new job—Guest Relations/Facilities Manager—and a new mission.]

While some fly fishers find success in enticing carp with a Prince Nymph under a strike indicator, or by stripping a Woolly Bugger blindly, I have grown to love the challenge and thrill of sight-casting to feeding carp, watching the take, and enjoying the long, powerful. . .

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Photos of the Day: Big Browns on the Owyhee


Liz Caval just received a Master’s degree, as well as a degree in dry-fly fishing.
All photos courtesy Evan Williams

Evan Williams and Liz Caval took a desert adventure to The Big O—Oregon’s Owyhee River—to celebrate Liz’s recent graduation from a Masters-degree program by setting their sights on another huge milestone: catching an Owyhee brown. This spring has been really windy, but Evan says that the. . .

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