Last weekend I ran into another carper named Paul on the river and something he said really made me feel good.
I had met him earlier in the season at a local lake. On that occasion I stopped to talk and learned that this was his first season. He was struggling while he had seen me catching several carp and he asked what I was doing differently. I felt like it would be easier to show him than explain so we took a walk around the lake trading shots and I showed him how I was presenting the fly differently.
When we met up last weekend one of the first things Paul said was that the advice I had given him and the different methods for presenting the fly I had shown him had made a huge difference in his efforts. That was awesome and really made me feel great!
One of the main reasons I started blogging was to add a different perspective on how-to advice for catching carp on flies. It has been easy to lose sight of those intentions. Honestly it is incredibly hard to write how-to information. Much harder than I expected. Meeting Paul and his kind words reminded me of that so I buckled down and finished a how-to fly fish for carp page I have been thinking about for a while that provides a little bit of information and links up a bunch more. I am still learning myself. Hopefully the page and I can improve together. In the meanwhile, any differing opinions or additional information anybody has to add are welcome in the comments section of that page!