Fly Fishing For Carp - Allure & Appeal

In recent years, anglers in the United States have come to respect and revere the elusive Great Lakes Golden Bonefish as one of the worlds most challenging fish ever to be taken on fly. For years, the common carp was considered a trash fish that had no commercial value. In fact, the United States in one of the only countries in the world that placed little or no value on these prized gamefish.

An awakening is taking place in the U.S. as fly anglers test their skill against what many consider one of the most challenging fish to swim the fresh water rivers and lakes of our great country. For those anglers who laugh at the thought of fishing for carp, let them try their hands at fooling this wary and often times completly allusive fish gamefish.

We at invite you to share in this amazing emerging fishery. Our site is the one stop resource for the fly angler interested in all aspects of the hunt for the Great Lakes Golden Bonefish. Our content will be updated throughout the year to include the latest tips and tactics that will ensure success on the fly.

We look forward to learning of your successes on our blog and invite any questions you may have for our staff..

Unless one can enjoy himself fishing with the fly, even when his efforts are unrewarded, he loses much real pleasure. More than half the intense enjoyment of fly-fishing is derived from the beautiful surroundings, the satisfaction felt from being in the open air, the new lease of life secured thereby, and the many, many pleasant recollections of all one has seen, heard and done.

— Charles F. Orvis, 1886