There’s a strong temptation when fishing for 30-pound fish in gin clear water to get your fly “close enough” to your target. This might be good and well for predatory saltwater fish who’ll swing around and have the potential to eat anything, but when fishing for finicky carp, you’ve got to be much more precise with your cast. Kevin Morlock explains what to do and what not to do when fly fishing for goldbacks.

Speaking of carp. This August 27th I’ll be competing in the South Platte Pro-Am Carp Slam here in Denver. If any of you live in the area or know a guy who knows a guy I’m trying to raise all the money I can for the event with 100% of the proceeds going back to helping the restoration of the South Platte through Denver