Fly Life Magazine

Browsing the "carp" Tag

Fly fishing for ‘sewer salmon’ in the L.A. River

"I came in search of Cyprinus carpio, the common carp, a.k.a. sewer salmon, mud marlin, pond pig..." [...]

July 26, 2019 FEATURE STORY, Slide

The Kreelex Fly: It is ugly and a killer

The Kreelex fly was intended initially to tame smallmouth bass, but it turned out to be just as likely pounded by carp or pike. [...]

January 7, 2019 FEATURE STORY, Fly Tying, Slide

Video: Lake carping on the fly

This is a pretty cool production called Carl and Alex Fishing. In this episode they join the lovely and talented Marina Gibson. Fly fishing for trout and salmon or even sea species is massively popular, but carp fishing on the [...]

July 18, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Videos

The 10 Carp Commandments

Many anglers make just a few small mistakes and these mistakes cost anglers fish time and time again. [...]

May 31, 2018 RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

At The Vise: Creating weedguards

Weed guards have no sex appeal, but they sure get the job done when called for, like around structures, cover, heavy flats cover and popping a fly off a bank or lily pad [...]

December 19, 2017 RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

All pescados love this leech

A leech, like this Balanced Leech-CBO pattern by Phil Rowley, will harvest year in and year out in saltwater and freshwater. [...]

November 27, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Profile: Henry Cowen, Georgia carpin’

Fly fishing for carp has long past new rage animal to cast to, but there are still many pages to be learned about this fish that is more like a redfish than bonefish [...]

November 22, 2017 Fly Fishing, Profile, RECENT, Slide

Advice: Want a little carp catching insurance from the ‘riffle’ folks?

Catching carp has two scenarios. One, search cast in a place they are known to be. Two, site fish for them, which requires the same skills as catching a wary redfish [...]

August 26, 2016 Advice, RECENT, Slide, Videos

Fly Fishing: It was a nice summer day in 1450, and the carp were biting

So, where did fly fishing for carp begin? Well, it began in 1450 (or before?) in Upper Austria by a Benedictine monk. Now that's a tidbit that could even stump Lefty Kreh, maybe [...]

July 11, 2016 FEATURE STORY, Fly Fishing, Slide

At The Vise: Barry’s Carp Bitter

Barry’s Carp Bitter can be tied in Olive, Rusty, Brown, Claret and my favorite color Mango! It has the right profile, weight, wiggle and color to fool picky carp. [...]

June 8, 2016 At The Vise, RECENT, Slide, Videos