Fly Fishing for Carp — Techniques Developed and Used for Over 50 Years! (only available as an eBook at this time)

$24.95

North America’s NEW Fly Fishing Game Fish! 

After more than 50 years of diligently pursuing carp with flies, I’ve written and am ready to print “Fly Fishing for Carp – Techniques Developed and Used for Over 50 Years!”. Here’s what outdoor writer Ben Moyer says after reading the manuscript:

“It says much about Rich Faler that he has cultivated so much respect for his quarry, born out of long effort to find and catch them. A fish that most anglers see as undesirable, Faler knows as a worthy adversary, at home in its habitat, aware of every intruder, difficult to approach without spooking but eager to take the fly if you are stealthy enough to get close.”

“… the author goes beyond tackle and tells you the kinds of habitats to find carp, especially the big ones – up to 30 pounds – that he targets. Faler is the kind of fisherman – and writer – who is not deterred by wading through mud, algae or underwater weeds to get to the fish, and to tell you the truth about the experience.”

“… he fishes at night, waiting for the moon to rise just so, and then fishing his dry fly in that slender illuminated strip of moon reflection, the only place on the whole stream where he could see a carp rise to take the fly. That’s paying attention to your surroundings and making the most of what they offer. Noticing that kind of thing establishes Faler as an authority on this enjoyable, if somewhat offbeat, fishing resource.”

“‘Not only is the reel screeching the drag’s staccato, but the water is churned by the fish. In shallows, the water is sprayed in all directions. In moderate depths you see a large wake travelling the pool. This is not like playing a sunfish,’ he writes near the book’s conclusion.”

Description

“Fly Fishing for Carp – Techniques Developed and Used for Over 50 Years!” has been written, illustrated and laid out with the end goal of being my masterpiece. It is the best that could possibly be done to pull together decades of pursuit and knowledge in the most informative and enjoyable form. 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

FOREWORD by Ben Moyer  • ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS  • INTRODUCTION • LOCATION MAP

THE CARP – Common Carp • Goldfish and Koi • Grass Carp • Other Carp

EQUIPMENT –  Rods • Reels • Line • Leaders • Nets and Gaffs • Polaroids • Miscellaneous Gear • Clothing

KNOTS – Surgeon’s End Loop • Perfection Loop • Uni Knot (to fly line) • Nail Knot • Doubled Uni Knot • Surgeon’s Knot • Uni Knot (to fly) • Loop-to-Loop • Turle Knot (Faler Style) • Fly Line to Leader Connection

THE FLIES – Favorite Fly Patterns • Barbless Hooks

WHERE TO GO – Crawford and Mercer Counties, Pennsylvania

SEASON & HOUR

SPOTTING FISH

OBSERVATION

PRESENTATION

CARP BEHAVIOR

BRIDGES

RIVERSIDE PARK

ERIE EXTENSION CANAL

THE SPILLWAY

SWAMP LUNCH

WINDROW FISHING

WORLD RECORDS

CONSERVATION

THE POWER OF CARP ON A FLY

The over 200 pages have full color throughout, with 203 photographs and 22 drawings.

Foreword by Ben Moyer. Drawings by noted outdoor artist George LaVanish.