The “Carptharsis”

In The New York Times, author Chris Santella writes about the growth of fly fishing for carp and interviews some of the people giving the once-disdained quarry a better name, including Will Rice, Kirk Deeter, and Trout Unlimited’s Chris Wood: “I take my sons out with me, and we fish from the towpath and we catch some big carp. When the Texas mulberry trees are ripe with berries and the berries are dropping in the water, the fish will take them on the surface. We use mulberry patterns and fish them like dry flies. If the hatch is on, it’s as exciting as catching bonefish.” image by tomooka

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  • Dingleberry

    Might be time for new leadership at TU when one of them  compares yarding intorduced species from a Texas ditch on a Mullberry pattern to Bonefishing on the flats.  Scented Bowerbait flies anyone?