|This Girl Was Willing to Help Inspire a "Carptharsis"|
Will Rice nailed it in last month's New York Times article on fly fishing for carp:
"There’s a pretty common theme for anglers who get excited about carp,” Rice said.
“They start out fly fishing for trout, and then take a saltwater trip where they catch bonefish and tarpon. In the course of the saltwater fishing, something clicks about getting bigger fish on the fly. When they get back home and fish for trout again, that 'big fish' thrill is a little lacking. Then they discover carp.”
|Carp: The Thug is the Drug|
"I use the same crab patterns that I use for permit. In the end, it’s all about watching the take. Seeing a nice carp suck up a fly is always a thrill. When you set the hook, they don’t even know what’s going on — they just continue on their way. When they do realize that something’s wrong, the water explodes, and they’re gone. The big ones roll off slowly like an 18-wheeler in low gear. The smaller fish can melt line off the reel.”
You can read the article in its entirety here.