Written by: Steve May
Last weekend, I was at an event in Upstate New York called Carp-o-rama. It was a chance for a bunch of guys to go out and try their hand at carp fishing around Grand Island and share stories and some fine craft beers at a wrap-up BBQ with the folks from. . .
We have a winner!
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!
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.
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. . .
Written by: 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. . .
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. . .