Through his inviting writing style, Trout Magazine's Deeter makes the case for pursuing these wary, hard-fighting fish on the fly. This contemporary, how-to-guide explains why carp are often the species of choice for fly-fishing guides.
Carp are close, no matter where you are. Tantalizingly close. They will challenge you technically and test your patience, and make you question your fly fishing bona fides more than any other freshwater fish. And they get big. Really big. They’ll put you into your backing fast. As Trout Unlimited’s Chris Hunt says in his foreword, “Enjoy the journey that comes with fly fishing for carp. And leave your 4-weight home.”
Sporting nicknames like the golden bonefish or the grey ghost, carp are finally getting the attention from US flyrodders that they deserve. TROUT Magazine managing editor Kirk Deeter takes up the challenge from these non-native fish,examining their history, behavior, diet, and the challenges they pose for even the most accomplished fly fisherman. Covering everything from the approach, the presentation, how to effectively read both fish and water - even recipes for the best patterns to throw - Deeter introduces the most prolific freshwater gamefish to an US audience finally ready to stalk them.