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Who Let the Dogs Out?!

Donald and David, Haley and Barry - a Paylake Dynasty!

 

Who Let the Dogs Out?

Premier PayLake Pro Team Joins Forces with CarpPro

 

iCast 2013 - Will you be there?

Anyone planning to be in Vegas next week? If so, come meet the CarpPro crew in booth #114 at iCast - America's largest annual fishing show! We'll have a few freebies to give away, some interesting news to share about CarpPro partnerships and we'll be happy to talk you through the North American carp scene! After all, we're the only American carp brand exhibiting! http://icastfishing.org/show-schedule/

Dan "Carp Expert" Frasier

Sometimes we allow podcast presenter and media editor Dan Frasier out from behind the microphone and, occasionally, very occasionally, he actually connects with a fish or two. Here he is stalking some skinny carp in the skinny waters of South Dakota.

Dan says:

Last summer the upper midwest experienced a severe drought, resulting in low water and hungry fish.  The fish were coming up very skinny, complete with their backs showing, in order to feed.  I threw together this video of me on a short trip to flyfish for these hungry carp.  In the video, you'll see me rig up, select a fly, get a skinnywater eat from a small fish and spook a bunch.  Check it out!

Mirror Magic at Lake Fork

Rare? Not today!I had a once in a lifetime session on Fork this past  weekend. Mirrors are extremely rare on Fork and, as odd as it sounds, they  don't seem to hang around with the commons at all, shoaling with groups of  other mirrors that rarely show themselves and are captures are very  unpredictable, few and far between with no correlation between their captures.

Snag wonderland down there!

¡Viva la Carpolución!

 

When we talk about the North American carp fishing scene we don’t automatically think of one style anymore. Some may picture rod pods and Euro styles and others might visualize fly fisherman stalking wary carp in urban streams and skinny water. For many, many more that are part of the longest-standing and most populous branch of the sport, it is impossible to imagine carp fishing without paylakes, packbaits and half a century of family traditions.

That’s why we have returned to our “mix-mag” format this month. Don’t worry, the Fly Special was no one-off and we’ll be alternating between mix-mags and specials along the way. It’s a nice problem to have--a carp scene that is almost too big for one magazine format.

 

You may also notice that we have not separated the magazine into sections. This is a deliberate choice. There is a lot of crossover and support across the aisles as fly, paylake and wildwater carpers come together to coalesce into a scene. 

A year ago I wrote about the spark that was needed to ignite the sport and develop it into something bigger. I suggested that we would start to see the development of a broader carp “scene” in perhaps 12 to 18 months.

I was wrong. It’s been much faster than that.

Back then we anticipated the inaugural Lake Fork Carp and Buffalo tourney with some trepidation. We wondered if the tourney would be a success and whether Lake Fork’s leviathans would come to play. We needn’t have worried.

FlyCast Like a Pro - Short Casts for Carp with Austin Orr

Austin Orr is a flyfishing casting instructor certified by the Federation of Flyfishers. He's also a carp fishing enthusiast and considers the introduction of people to fly fishing a lifelong goal. CarpPro can personally attest to Austin's skills as an instructor. Watch the video and see if it helps you up your game!

You can find Austin's blog at www.Salt396.com.

Detecting the Take - with MrP

CarpPro pro-staffer Jim MrP Pankiewicz takes time to show demonstrate his favorite moment in fly-fishing for carp: Detecting the take. Carp can take a fly in so many different ways and it pays to know what you may be looking for at any given time!

 

Carping Uncut!!!

Check this out! Is this the new wave of North American carp angling???

Get on the Hutch!

A pioneer of the European carp angling boom in the 70s and 80s, today Rod Hutchinson is rightfully regarded as one of the great names in the sport, and the Hutchinson range of baits and flavors has stood the test of time. In fact, some of Hutchinson’s original flavors are still some of the best sellers, including Monster Crab, Mulberry Florentine, Scopex and Savay Cream and, as anyone recently competing against Keith Cisney will understand, they are still putting fish on the bank and out-fishing the competition.

The North American Carp Trade Association

Join the CTAThe CARP Trade Association is for ethical carp and rough fish professionals doing business in, or interacting with, the North American market.

This LinkedIn group's aim is to enable bait and tackle trade professionals, guides, trade media, suppliers and pro-anglers to support each other and to enter or grow the the market. The group promotes the sport of catch and release angling, waterbody stewardship, and ethical business practices. Join us!

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This LinkedIn group's aim is to enable bait and tackle trade professionals, guides, trade media, suppliers and pro-anglers to support each other and to enter or grow the the market. The group promotes the sport of catch and release angling, waterbody stewardship, and ethical business practices. Join us!

This LinkedIn group's aim is to enable bait and tackle trade professionals, guides, trade media, suppliers and pro-anglers to support each other and to enter or grow the the market. The group promotes the sport of catch and release angling, waterbody stewardship, and ethical business practices. Join us!

This LinkedIn group's aim is to enable bait and tackle trade professionals, guides, trade media, suppliers and pro-anglers to support each other and to enter or grow the the market. The group promotes the sport of catch and release angling, waterbody stewardship, and ethical business practices. Join us!

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