Orvis Guide To Fly Fishing For Carp

The ultimate comprehensive carp fly-fishing book.


Carp are tantalizingly close, no matter where you are. They will challenge you technically, test your patience, and make you question your fly-fishing bona fides more than any other freshwater fish. And they get really big; they'll put you into your backing fast. As Trout Unlimited's Chris Hunt says in his foreword, "Enjoy the journey that comes with fly fishing for carp and leave your 4-weight home." Sporting nicknames like the golden bonefish, carp are finally getting the attention they deserve from US flyrodders. TROUT Magazine managing editor Kirk Deeter meets these non-native fish head-on, examining their history, behavior, diet, and the challenges they pose for even the most accomplished fly fisherman. Covering everything from the approach, the presentation, how to effectively read both fish and water - even recipes for the best patterns to throw - Deeter introduces the most prolific freshwater gamefish to an audience finally ready to stalk them. Paperback. 160 pages.


Overall: Show Rating Distribution 4.9 / 5 based on 9 reviews


9 of 9 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5

    Carp Fishing - 5/27/2015
    Top 25 Contributor

    Having just gotten into fly fishing for carp, found this book very useful.

  • 5/5

    Can't Carp - 2/3/2015

    Book is through, well researched and gives you what you need to take on Carp with a fly rod.

  • 5/5

    Great tips - 10/1/2013
    By: from Harpers Ferry, W.V.
    Top 1000 Contributor

    I bought this book and finished reading it a few days ago. Today I caught my first carp on the fly. It was great fought him for 20 mins. before i landed him in my net. I have been tossing flys at carp every now and then when small mouth fishing, but never had the tricks to hook them until I read this book. There is definitely a method to it, it is a different game and the book gets you started. Buy it carp are every where.

  • 4/5

    Good Start - 9/25/2013
    By: from Northern New York
    Top 50 Contributor

    After seeing and reading about carp fishing I fnally decided to give it a try but knew little and so picked up this book. It is a great beginning guide that has everything you need to know to get started.

  • 5/5

    For the Determined Angler Indeed! - 8/22/2013
    By: from Bronx, NY
    Top 250 Contributor

    Comprehensive background and there are insights on sight fishing, flies and of course Orvis gear. Gorgeous color photographs. Carp are easy to find, but hard to take on fly, so tips and tricks are always welcome.

  • 5/5

    Excellent - 8/7/2013
    By: from Chicago

    Great book covering all aspects of carp fishing. Excellent writing and nice pictures as well. I'm a beginner at this and it was a great start.

  • 5/5

    Fantastic book for all levels of angler - 7/5/2013
    By: from Nashville, TN

    This book has tons information that beginner as well as advanced carp fly fisherman can find useful.

  • 5/5

    Great Book - 6/27/2013
    By: from Midwest

    Picked up a copy last week and can't put it down. It is a very well organized book that will help your angling skills. With some local streams and ponds around my home that have carp in them, I now have no excuse to sit home on the sofa. Get out and fish.

  • 5/5

    Fantastic Guide! - 6/17/2013
    By: from New Jersey

    Just started fly fishing for carp and I can't put this book down. Deeter provides fantastic details and information that is easy for the reader to digest. The book includes full color illustrations and beautiful pictures. I have no doubt that this book will help put me on carp.

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