Carp Are Not Bonefish

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By Dan Frasier Hardcore carp nuts are hard people to like. We’re argumentative, sensitive about our fish, and contentious. We’ll assume you’re insulting the fish we love so much; taking offense to the most innocuous statements and won’t hesitate to demean whatever quarry you choose to pursue....



Saturday Shoutout / Carpocalypse

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By Dan Frasier ON THE 13TH OF JUNE 2015, ALSO KNOWN AS TODAY, COSTA, SCIENTIFIC ANGLER, CARPPRO AND THE ORVIS PORTLAND STORE HAVE TEAMED UP TO HOST A THE WORLD'S LARGEST ONLINE CARP ON THE FLY TOURNAMENT. There is an obsession amongst carp on the fly anglers,...



Pothole Fish With John I Missed

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By Dan Frasier IN SOME WAYS IT WAS THE SECOND DAY OF MY FOUR-DAY TRIP TO THE COLUMBIA RIVER. In a more meaningful way, this was early on day one. My first day in Portland was spent doing one of those things that seemed worthwhile at the...



Choosing Carp Flies: What Are They Eating?

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by Dan Frasier "IF YOU THINK YOU KNOW WHERE TO START WITHOUT INTIMATELY KNOWING THE WATER AND FISH YOU ARE ABOUT TO CHASE, CARP WILL WHIP YOUR ASS." John Gierach, in his book Death, Taxes and Leaky Waders, writes about expertizing. That is, acting the part...



Saturday Shoutout / Deeter on Competitive Fly Fishing

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KIRK DEETER IS THE MAN! I don't know of anyone who gets more universal respect in the fly fishing world than Kirk Deeter. Not only is Kirk one of the smartest and most knowledgeable folks to ever hold a rod, his head and his heart are...