Friday, July 29, 2011

The Carp Directory

Jay Zimmerman over at Colorado Fly Fishing Reports has posted pretty much the end all be all directory for Carp fly fishing articles.

Short story about Jay.  Back when he was working for the evil empire Jay was one of the first people I ever talked to about fly fishing.  I am sure he had heard it a thousand times before, grew up spin fishing... moved to Colorado... wanted to try fly fishing blah blah blah.  Even though when I left he probably rolled his eyes at me and my newbie questions he was nothing but cordial and extremely helpful.  So I obviously caught the fly fishing bug and he was a big reason why.

Shortly after that I went in and told him a story of trying to fish for Bass for the first time on my fly rod and hearing something thrash around in the weeds.  I decided to cast at it and to this day it is the best cast I have made, I hit whatever this thing was on the head.  I let the popper type fly sit there for a bit and this BEAST appeared behind it and then WHAM my fly went down.  I set the hook and 2 seconds later my line was floating back at me limply minus fly and beast.  Jay (and Rob another evil empire employee) both said "Carp" at the same time.  I said "No it couldn't be this was a dry fly, and carp only eat hotdogs and corn puffs right?" Mere moments later Jay was drawing me pictures and telling me how to go catch it to see for myself, and I have been addicted to it since.  I still am terrible at it, but it is all sorts of fun especially during run-off.

In short... if you happen to come across this and you havn't checked it out yet.  Head on over to his directory and his blog for that matter.  You won't be disappointed.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Tips on Better Hopper Fishing

Seeing as how this is called hopper talk I figured I would defer to the nice people at Orvis for this good article on how to fish Hoppers better!

Tips on Better Hopper Fishing