The Orvis Beginner's Guide to Carp Flies: 101 Patterns & How and When to Use Them (Orvis Guides) (Paperback)

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Learn tips and tricks for all new flies sure to catch carp!

Carp are one of the most widely distributed and abundant fish in North America. Their prodigious size and habit of finning in shallow water make them appear to be easy fly-fishing targets. In reality, most anglers quickly discover that they are extremely difficult to hook on a fly. It takes years to discover how to catch them consistently. The reason? Carp can be very selective about what flies they will take.

This book will help to short-circuit that learning curve. Carp's selectivity can be boiled down to diet. Understanding what they are eating allows the angler to choose and tie a fly that will produce. The Orvis Beginner’s Guide to Carp Flies walks the flyfisherman through the steps of identifying the most likely food source, illustrating the best patterns that imitate that food, and discussing how to effectively present those flies. With detailed information on tying all of the important carp flies, this book eliminates months of trial and error in your fly selection.

Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for fishermen. Our books for anglers include titles that focus on fly fishing, bait fishing, fly-casting, spin casting, deep sea fishing, and surf fishing. Our books offer both practical advice on tackle, techniques, knots, and more, as well as lyrical prose on fishing for bass, trout, salmon, crappie, baitfish, catfish, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

About the Author

Dan C. Frasier grew up hunting and fishing the prairies of Eastern South Dakota. From a young age his passion for fishing affected his decision making, down to taking dates to catch walleyes while he was in high school. A decade ago Dan decided to teach himself to fly fish. Living three hundred miles from the nearest trout stream, his only choice was carp. He has traveled the United States fishing for carp nearly exclusively ever since. Dan is the fly-fishing editor of CarpPro e-magazine and has been a featured guest on the Orvis podcast for his expertise in carp fly fishing.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781629144634
ISBN-10: 1629144630
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication Date: January 13th, 2015
Pages: 160
Language: English
Series: Orvis Guides