The Orvis Beginner's Guide to Carp Flies: 101 Patterns & How and When to Use Them (Orvis Guides) Audible –

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  1. says:

    I was expecting 101 designs with instructions on how to tie them, what I got was a book with 101 pictures and absolutely no information on how to put the designs into practice, ok you get a list of materials used but its akin to buying a book on baking cakes that lists ingredients and shows some fancy end product but without the bones of the recipe to put it together as it was intended, maybe I was asking too much of it Having said that locating carp and how to fly fish for them is covered in an excellent well thought out way I come from a course fishing and specimen background and some of what is written rings very true and may well be what the fly fisherman would need to know but not until they had decided to fish for carp on the fly For those targeting carp on the fly then it is probably going to be of a read to them.

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    In North America, even within the boundaries of major cities, most carp live in a state of nature If they were trout, bass, or pike, in the same state, they would be easily caught by simply throwing an attractor fly in their direction Carp are somewhat different, even undisturbed populations are not easy to catch, unless by blind luck you do about 6 things right at the same timeThis book is built around the puzzle of catching carp, and is one of the best values in a fly fishing book ever brought to market It is really a how to catch carp book, but it starts from the flies, not a lengthy and difficult to follow discussion of everything else The book is divided into sections for the basic food forms carp feed on It describes the habitat those foods are found in what carp behaviour indicates a feeding fish whether they are feeding on the prey you assume how to present that type of fly and then what flies to tie buy or use.To use the book consider your fishing area Shallow flat What are the fish finding there Might be crayfish or clams, say Go to those sections and you should be quickly able to figure out whether the muddy or rocky bottoms favour one or the other species Go to the relevant section and review the fish behaviour, if the clues add up, study the fishing techniques and select some flies and you have at least a starting point There are tips on how to find solve problems outside of the scope of the book.The book has 101 pattern recipes with excellent descriptions The book could not be as concise or as reasonably priced had it included detailed pattern information There are however a few problems with this format 1 The field of carp flies is growing and experimental Most of the flies are very simple, save a few classic dries The new flies, however, often use new approaches and tricks that make a big difference to otherwise simple looking flies One would be hard put to be sure in every case that one had tied these flies as intended, just from a picture However, there is so much information on the internet that even if one needed such help, it is often found on Youtube or the web What the book does so well is provide a comprehensive listing and a good photo a list of materials.2 The other problem is that the descriptions include few common materials Again, the web may provide info on substitutions On the positive, these are presumably the real recipes But not even a dozen Orvis stores probably stock all these materials.There is another carp fly book out this spring and it has fewer patterns, but step by step descriptions of the tying process that may be helpful to some.This book will be beneficial to non tiers because of the excellent fishing instructions, and catalog of flies.Additional books are the recently released Best Carp Flies, Carp on the Fly and the Clouser fly tying book.Tremendous value at the price of some magazines.

  3. says:

    I really like how Mr Fraiser breaks down carp flies into categories based on carps feeding habits, habitat type, and available food items The descriptions contained in this book helped me understand what a carp is doing when it exhibits certain behaviors in certain habitats.I do, however, think that the title beginner s guide to carp flies is somewhat misleading because it implies that the book, at least, will have specifics on how to put together the fly patterns contained therein This book does not do that It does contain ingredients lists But it contains neither notes on how to put those flies together, nor information on how to design and create your own flies, an activity that I believe most carpers would acknowledge is integral to maximizing a carper s ability to put their local fish in the bag I would recommend purchasing Jay Zimmerman s book for that kind of information.Because of the valuable information on feeding habits, habitat type, available food items, and flies associated with the various kinds of these criteria that this book contains, I would highly recommend purchasing The Orvis Beginner s Guide to Carp Flies.

  4. says:

    I am a begineer in carp fishing, I fished trouts than 30 years, but carps I am just starting, the Orvis Beginner s guide is a good and clear guide for people in my situation, I found very usefull information and sugestions in this book, I am starting to put in practice this sugestions and a little improvement has being reached, I ecomend this guide for beginners like me.

  5. says:

    Very detailed book that not only took the time to explain the different fly types and where one might use them but also why one would choose that fly Understanding the why allows these principles to be applied to the thousands of variations on different flies.

  6. says:

    Really enjoyed reading and continue to refer to this book in my many carp on the fly pursuits Dan did a great job on this book.

  7. says:

    Not as readable as I would have liked, but good information

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    The book is mostly a regurgitation of what can be found online The book can be summarized in 1 basic message, observe what carp eats in your body of water, and you ll catch fish if you understand that Then the author goes on to show you 101 files that worked for someone at some point His work was mainly organizing all that fly patterns into 5 different categories meat, nymph, dry flies, super meat, and universal Prior to reading the book, I ve already read about all that from blogs like flycarpin and fishhunterchronicles.What I was most disappointed about was the fact that there is very little information about carp biology physiology ecology For that, I would find any European blogs on carp, which details much precisely what color carp can see and the mechanics of how carp inhale food, all essential to thing good carp flies.If there was any redeeming quality to this approach to writing a book on carp fly fishing, the author could have at least show you step by step how to tie those carp flies, give you a sense of what s important in the fly pattern like how to get the fly to ride hook up or reduce splash while throwing weight flies But none of that is available these are essential information that is available in Jay Zimmerman s book.In the end, the book is a bunch of anecdotal account of a bunch of flies that had worked for others, fly patterns that had been collected from other sources that can be found online, without a fundamental understanding of why and how they work Ok, the fish are it It s pretty much a complete waste of money for me You re better off reading Zimerman s book and some European blog.

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    I had some sort of carp curse Only caught one carp over two years of trying Got this book and the next day I caught 3 Then a few days later caught 5 This book is a real eye opener.Great advice, lots of practice and then this reading this book finally turned around my bad luck Get this book and don t give up Carp are amazing and addictive Totally worth the effort.

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    Dan does a great job of explaining how to evaluate different carp behavior which helps the angler determine what flies to use and how to approach the fish The book is divided into easy to follow sections based on the type of forage you are trying to imitate I appreciate how Dan not only provides recipes for 101 carp flies he explains how to present the flies to fish Presentation is critical to the carp angler s success.I m entering my 12th season of fly fishing for carp Back when I started I was hungry to learn I organized and participated in carp fly swaps There was such a wide range of made up stuff that guys exchanged Many of those early swap flies had never caught a carp and some of them had never even been in the water Dan s book has 101 flies that have all caught carp These are proven patterns they won t all work where a person lives but some of them will definitely work for you This book will be a collector s item someday Thanks for a job well done, Dan

  11. says:

    Extremely well done book Dan takes all of the guess work out of hunting for these beautiful beasts Each chapter is broken down by fly pattern types and goes into great detail on signs and situations indicating when to use a particular pattern as well as full color pictures including recipes for each pattern in the book so that you can tye them yourself I highly recommend this book to any carp angler from beginners too experts it is a must have

  12. says:

    This book will flat out help you catch carp with a fly rod, period Well organized, well written, and to the point This book narrows down what types of flies will give you the best odds for catching a carp in the types of water you fish Great color pictures and each fly pattern has a recipe if you want to tie your own I recommend this to anyone even remotely interested in catching carp with on a fly.

  13. says:

    Dan has gone far past Beginner sguide Wonderful book on a newer angling passion.Gregg

  14. says:

    I bought this book seeking information on tying techniques and patterns for carp fishing There is NO instruction on how to tie the flies, just pattern information There is some valuable information on how to fish every TYPE of pattern in the book but the author repeats himself multiple times in the same chapter He could have replaced most to the readable with patterns and called in an Orvis Tying Supplement.

  15. says:

    Fantastic resource for tackling carp on the fly Solid information about forage, carp behavior, and techniques to help you make the right fly selection in a number of probable situations Patterns are presented with pictures, recipes and characteristics A few of the reviews have pointed out that there are no step by step tying steps and that is correct, however many of the pictures and recipes should provide sufficient information to tie most if not all the patterns on your own This book provides sufficient information to both the tyer and non tyer alike IMO This is 109 page meat sandwich, however if you re looking for something a bit longer winded, the Orvis guide to fly fishing for carp might be what you want instead.

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The Orvis Beginner's Guide to Carp Flies: 101 Patterns & How and When to Use Them (Orvis Guides) Learn tips and tricks for all new flies sure to catch carp Carp are one of the most widely distributed and abundant fish in North America Their prodigious size and habit of finning in shallow water make them appear to be easy fly fishing targets In reality, most anglers quickly discover that they are extremely difficult to hook on a fly It takes years to discover how to catch them consistently The reason Carp can be very selective about what flies they will take This book will help to short circuit that learning curve Carp s selectivity can be boiled down to diet Understanding what they are eating allows the angler to choose and tie a fly that will produce The Orvis Beginner s Guide to Carp Flies walks the flyfisherman through the steps of identifying the most likely food source, illustrating the best patterns that imitate that food, and discussing how to effectively present those flies With detailed information on tying all of the important carp flies, this book eliminates months of trial and error in your fly selection Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for fishermen Our books for anglers include titles that focus on fly fishing, bait fishing, fly casting, spin casting, deep sea fishing, and surf fishing Our books offer both practical advice on tackle, techniques, knots, and , as well as lyrical prose on fishing for bass, trout, salmon, crappie, baitfish, catfish, and While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home

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  • The Orvis Beginner's Guide to Carp Flies: 101 Patterns & How and When to Use Them (Orvis Guides)
  • Dan C. Frasier
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  • 23 October 2019
  • 1629144630

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