April 20, 2009
For the Love of Carp... Fish "Carpalooza"
By Kirk Deeter
If ever there were a flyfishing tournament that really measures the grit and skill of a champion... wait... scratch that... those don't exist. But here is a "tournament" that happens for all the right reasons, namely fun, friendship, and a benefit cause.
The fifth annual Carp Classic, a.k.a. "Carpalooza" is scheduled for May 15 and 16 at the Blackfoot Reservoir (out in the middle of nowhere) in southeastern Idaho. It's a campout. You need an Idaho fishing license. The registration fee is $25, and there will be prizes for big fish, a women's division, etc. Most importantly, this year the event will benefit a college fund. If you're interested we can get you more details on the event.
In fact, if you're really interested, give us a comment here on the virtues of carp, and flyfishing for carp, and Fly Talk will pay your registration (for the best comment). You and two pals can be "Team Fly Talk" at Carpalooza. But we need to know you'll represent us well... boggin' around in the mud and chasing carp.