Carp on the Fly: A Flyfishing Guide by Barry Reynolds

By Barry Reynolds

Become aware of the secrets and techniques of flyfishing for carp—learn the behavior and habitats of those tough fish, what flies they’ll take, and the way to place these flies within the correct position on the correct time to trap carp regularly.

Barry Reynolds and John Berryman, authors of "Pike at the Fly" and "Beyond Trout," have joined with Brad Befus to problem you to exploit what's definitely the final, nice, ignored flyfishing source in North the US. set aside your preconceptions, learn "Carp at the Fly" with an open brain, and you’ll quickly be flyfishing for large, robust, shrewdpermanent fish in water simply mins out of your home.

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Motded turkey quill Hare's ear, dubbed (to match abdomen color) Small white rubber strands Here', a variarían of an old favorite that works well for carp. ngler's fly boz. c strip from Baggie Qlive brown rabbit fuI', dubbed Olive-dyed grizzly hen hackle Extra-small mono There are plenty of darnselfly nymph patteros available to the angler, but John Ban's rendition works so well on so many f¡sh specíes (including carp l that it'8 our choice. During a dam­ selBy hatch, earp engage in a feeding frenzy as they gorge on nymphs, Sinee damselBy nymphs are efficíent predators and strong swirnmers, fisrung this By with ,hon, quick strips is usu­ ally most productive .

Sects, (Barry Reynolds) In our vlew, this Ís }another time to try a carp-attractor fly, rather than attemptíng ro mimic a particular food means w"i2'ht. a somewhat larger By than usual, and a bit "here-I-am" in form of flash, glitter, or bright color. , you must understand that these fish are unlike­ ly to stop for your fly. Cast to them, euss ar them jf you must, but don't let your lack of success keep you from fishing for 1Il other) more productive situations. A Word About Grass Carp Grass carp exhibit all of the behavioral patterns that we've deseribed in the book thus far: tailing, clooping, and cruísing, for example.

Ly feasible. Adult insecls can suddenly become available to carp when a hateh begins. The shallow bay' where carp líke lO feed are preferred habirat for many 'pecíes of maytlies, caddisflies, dam­ selflíes, and dragonflies. Tertestrial insects blunder into the water regularly and sometimes, as is rhe case flying ants, ín sub­ stantial numbers. We suspect ¡hat, like many nyfishers, you prefer to fi,h with dry flies whenever possíble. We sympathize; so do we, But we have one reservation-muddy water makes it tough for lhe carp to see your fly, OUt recommendation is ro watch the carp careful­ Iy.

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