Our winner in the “Biggest” category is Nicolas C. of Montreal, Quebec!
We recently announced that as part of our “Summer of Carp” celebration, we’re holding an eight-week carp-photo contest that anyone can enter. Remember, the winner depends on YOUR votes, so come back often and give them your support!
Orvis rod designer Shawn Combs took “Biggest Fish” honors in last weekend’s Carp Throwdown. Photo by Rob Tibbett
Summer is fast approaching, and around here, we’re calling it “The Summer of Carp.” In case you haven’t noticed, many of the Orvis Rod & Tackle folks have gone a bit crazy for the golden bones in recent years, so we’ve decided to embrace their passion. As we posted a couple of weeks ago, we are supporting a variety of carp tournaments around the country, and today we’re announcing an. . .
Carp fishing, while available to nearly anyone close to home, is not easy. It’s challenging, which is why people love them so much (in addition to the fact that they fight like demons.) To help you with your carp-fishing techniques, we’ve made a short video on the basics of fly fishing for carp. Hope you enjoy it.
This week, we have a great interview with Dan Frasier, fly-fishing editor of Carp Pro magazine, on—guess what? There are some terrific tips in this interview, including a couple I had not heard of and will try on my next carp fishing trip. I am sure you will find some as. . .
Which one fits your lifestyle? Photo by Phil Monahan
Orvis product designers Tim Daughton (left) and Shawn Combs came by sporting their new carp lids. The one on the left will be available on orvis.com in a couple of weeks, while the more garish version covering Shawn’s dome is the brainchild of Orvis Cleveland Fishing Manager Jim Lampros, who can be seen. . .
Who travels from Kansas to Utah for carp? This guy does.
All photos courtesy Mike Mazzoni
[Editor's note: Last year, we posted two sets of photos of big trout (here and here) by Mike Mazzoni, who was a summer intern at Falcon’s Ledge in Utah. He's back again, but this time, he has a new job—Guest Relations/Facilities Manager—and a new mission.]
While some fly fishers find success in enticing carp with a Prince Nymph under a strike indicator, or by stripping a Woolly Bugger blindly, I have grown to love the challenge and thrill of sight-casting to feeding carp, watching the take, and enjoying the long, powerful. . .
Orvis product developer shows off a Lake Erie steelhead to his fishing partner.
Photo by Jim Lampros
Written by: Jim Lampros
I had the opportunity to host Orvis product developer Tim Daughton for a weekend in Cleveland earlier this month. In our discussions leading up to his visit, I mentioned to Tim that the local fishing scene was in a transition period between spring steelhead and our summer target species—smallmouths, largemouths, and. . .
We’re looking forward to a summer of carp. photo by photo courtesy Tom Rosenbauer
Beginning in June, we’ll be running a two-month celebration of carp fishing, including a fun photo contest, so if you are out chasing carp with a fly rod this month, make sure you take some pictures. Besides photos for the biggest fish, there will be other, wackier categories, so just because you are not a carp expert doesn’t mean you won’t have a good chance—and there will be. . .