Tutorials

Learning the Hard Way: Tournament Carp Fishing in Colorado

July 25, 2018

  These past few years, the latest challenge I embarked upon, was the local tournament carp fishing scene. With thousands of hours fishing under my belt, dozens and dozens of of trophy carp banked, I was confident my success would translate into a tournament setting. How wrong this turned out… Read more

Koi with Kids

January 22, 2018

When taking kids fishing, where you decide to fish is the biggest thing that will make it successful – the same applies to catching koi.  Finding the right place to fish is the hardest part of any kid-koi adventure, unlike a “normal” fishing trip, the ability to play in the… Read more

Guide to entry level “Euro” carp fishing gear

January 13, 2018

We receive a lot of calls and emails about what gear is needed to start “Euro” carp fishing. There are quite a few terms that can become confusing if you are not familiar with them. The amount of knowledge available on the internet can be overwhelming so I will try… Read more

Spod vs Marker Clip Distance

December 19, 2017

So if you find a great spot with your marker, and get clipped up, how far should you clip for the spod? As it turns out it’s not the same as your marker, but shorter. Take a look at this chart, and say the water is 20 feet deep, follow… Read more

Making The German Rig

October 11, 2017

The German Rig is a super simple rig to tie and a super effective rig for fishing bottom baits. The stiff boom of the hook link keeps tangling to a minimum and turns the rig well in the carp’s mouth. So, let’s take a look at making one.    … Read more

New to Hair Rigs? Info, setup, and the basic tackle you will need.

January 25, 2017

There is a ton of information available to the new carper it can be overwhelming and almost off putting. While there are probably hundreds of rigs you will come across they almost all got their start from the basic hair rig and evolved over the years. We receive questions almost… Read more

The Basics of Fish Handling

January 21, 2017

I wanted to touch on a subject that comes up almost daily, carp care or fish care for that matter.  The fact that we carefully handle carp in America is something that is not seen outside of our community as carp anglers. According to the US Fish and Wildlife services,… Read more

Blowback Rig How to Tie for Big Carp Fishing (Video)

January 1, 2017

It is that time again! Time for another rig tutorial and this one is very easy to learn and only requires a few key components to make the rig. We are going to tie the blowback rig this time around. I have tried a lot of various rigs and I… Read more

Targeting Grass Carp

August 28, 2016

Some love them and others…well, they love them a lot less. Whatever your thoughts of grass carp are, there is no denying that they achieve some very impressive proportions and can be found over much of the United States. They have been stocked in many waters for weed control and… Read more

Making the most of limited bank time

August 21, 2016

Two years ago two major changes happened which have had a huge impact on my ability to find time to fish. I decided to start my doctoral degree, and my wife and I had our first child. All of a sudden those 16 hour weekend round trips to chase big… Read more

Surface Fishing with Pellets

August 16, 2016

With the summer heat and humidity in full swing at the moment I find myself much preferring short sessions or night fishing. As I’m originally from the North of England I am not a lover of the sun, in fact I prefer the winter, which might sound strange but then… Read more

No Method No Problem, A Guide To Fishing Singles

August 5, 2016

It was somewhat difficult to determine what the term would be used for fishing without Method or Packbait. Technically  to fish a single is considered to fish with a solo bait without the addition of freebies, so if the title is a little misleading you’ll have to excuse my wording.… Read more