Next came the age of blogs. Carp On The Fly, Roughfisher, Mr P's Blog, and Colorado Fishing Reports to name just a few. These institutions turned fly fishing for carp from an oddity into a full blown counter-culture.
Through it all we have learned and evolved, and we have done so to the point where I would argue that fly fishing for carp has, to a certain degree, come of age. We have our own unique techniques and styles that set us apart from all other species. We have an extremely wide variety of the most innovative flies in flydom. We have our own language. We have our own traditions.
And now, courtesy of Dan Frasier, we have what may very well be our New Testament. This, the first of two major new carp fly books this spring, brings new concepts and ideas but also builds upon all that has come before. Its a book that not only gathers all the best carp flies into one massive tome, but also does a great job capturing all that knowledge we have gained since Carp On The Fly.