This reminds me of the telescopic poles we used in art-lure leagues (1995 – 2000) to catch carp (some with an elastic similar to the Tenkara concept) – I’m afraid this is nothing ‘new’ Mike Ward, but cool movie;)

Improved Bloody Squirmy

The Bloody Squirmy fly that I tied for carp successfully fooled fish (http://feathersandfluoro.com/?p=9208); however, the fly didn’t last very long due to the thread cutting into the squirmy wormy rubber material, which eventually peeled off the hook shank like scabs from an old wound. Not even UV resin could hold the damaged rubber in place (which […]

Mud Pig Love

Grungy, atypical fly fishing. The Hartleyvale section of the Leisbeek does not turn most fly fishermen on. At all. And understand totally why! However, despite the perceived danger of fishing this area – there really isn’t much; unless you count hitting a turd or two that city workers haven’t cleaned yet – the carp fishing […]

Carp on fly – Chapter 2

Flies that work for carp (and how to make them catch fish) In this chapter I will discuss various flies and the methods I use to catch fish with each. Note that all the flies photographed in this article have been used and abused and look scruffy to the human eye; interestingly, the more fish they’ve […]

Carp on fly – Chapter 1

This is the first chapter in a series of two articles that will explain how I catch carp on fly (I am also working on a short film about carp, but that will only be ready later in 2015). These methods are those that I have adapted from art-lure fishing (when fishing as a youngster) […]

There are very few Carp Ive worked as hard for as this one.  These guys tail on the dam wall here.  With quick access to deep water they vanish in an instant and the entire area is rocks.  Presentation is almost impossible.  I hid behind a bush while this guy tailed on a rock and […]