Discover the secrets of flyfishing for carp—learn the habits and habitats of these challenging fish, what flies they’ll take, and how to put those flies in the right place at the right time to catch carp consistently.
Barry Reynolds and John Berryman, authors of Pike on the Flyand Beyond Trout, have joined with Brad Befus to challenge you to take advantage of what is certainly the last, great, overlooked flyfishing resource in North America. Put aside your preconceptions, read Carp on the Fly with an open mind, and you’ll soon be flyfishing for big, strong, smart fish in water just minutes from your home.
PRAISE FOR CARP ON THE FLY
“This clever team of writers delivers the fly patterns, techniques, and tips on identifying tailers, rooters, mudders, cloopers, and hellraisers. Why didn’t somebody think of this before?” —Ed Dentry, Rocky Mountain News
“[The] authors have done an admirable job of turning what for many anglers is a pariah species into an object of considerable interest. … Carp on the Fly is anything but a novelty. If you’re seeking challenge and excitement, pick up a copy.” —California Fly Fisher
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Barry Reynolds is a professional flyfishing guide in Colorado. Brad Befus is a professional flyfishing guide and co-owner of Front Range Anglers in Boulder, Colorado. John Berryman is a writer who specializes in outdoor subjects.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. Why Not?—1
2. About Carp—11
3. Locating Feeding Carp—31
4. What Carp Eat—53
5. Carp Flies—71
7. Fly Tackle for Carp—127
8. Putting It Together—133