General forums are fun and important but all it takes is one troll who has made up his mind against carp to give you a bad taste in your mouth.
The blog-sphere is so full of great carp content that I can't keep up but blogs are a bit of a one-way conversation. Without the comments bloggers treasure so dearly a blog could really be considered mental masturbation.
A couple of months ago I considered starting my own fly fishing for carp forum on Fly-Carpin. I also considered starting a facebook group. Then I realized, why bother?! USCARPPRO has a great online forum dedicated to fly fishing for carp. We just need to get it rolling a little bit.
There are many attractive things about the USCARPPRO forum:
- Dave Smith from USCARPPRO has shown the fly fishing for carp community a ton of love over the past year. I have no idea if he is infected with it or not, but it is obvious that he truly respects our particular form of madness.
- Although you do need to set up an account, the forum is free. Beyond free really because when you sign up for the forum you automatically get a subscription to their on-line magazine. Which is also free.
- If you ask good quality questions you will not just get responses from fly-guys. You will often get some good feedback from Euro-style experts as well. Lets repeat that: EXPERTS. Some of them fly-fish on the side, some of them don't. They will not always understand your perspective and you will not always understand theirs but these guys really know their carp.