I will be the first to tell you I have been struggling for a long time to catch a carp on the fly. Pretty much the first time I tried for it with my friend Nate, I became obsessed with learning how to do it. I’ve seen it go easier for other people, but for … More Clicking
I posted this odd little fly I had been tinkering with on a couple Facebook tying groups and Instagram and I was quickly inundated with messages asking how I made it. Honestly, it couldn’t be simpler. It’s funny how you can post a picture of a really intricate and difficult streamer photo and you’d be lucky … More The Grubby Bear
I had it. I friggin had it. I’m so close to landing a carp on the fly my hair is standing on end. Well, to be specific, it was a koi. One of those crazy looking black, white, and orange numbers that appear to glow like a beacon in the muddy waters. I had been … More I’ve got to admit I’m getting better… a little better, all the time.
Carp. On tenkara. Come on now.
So I promised in the Carpe Carpio…Almost post that I’d put up a step by step of the Carp Duster fly that I hooked up on. Granted I lost it, but that was no fault of the fly’s. Start with a Gamakatsu Octopus hook in size 6 or smaller. I think anything bigger would be … More Fly Tying : Carp Duster
I’ve been chasing carp on the fly for two and a half summers now and I’ve still yet to catch one. For as long and frustrating as it was to learn how to catch steelhead, it’s ten fold more difficult to get a carp to take. At this point, if I find steelhead, I … More Carpe Carpio…almost