Toward the end of last year I received a forwarded email from a colleague in the industry. In it, a gentleman named Billy West who was stationed in Iraq asked about fly fishing for carp and other "rough" species. Billy said, "I am currently stationed in Iraq and I frequently take trips to VBC, (Victory Base Complex). There are many ponds full of carp, asp, and mangar. I was hoping you could line me out on what type of flies to use and where to get them. The ponds average a depth of six feet and in some areas the fish are fed bread crumbs and swarm the banks. I'm a new fly angler and am not really sure what to look for... Any insight is greatly appreciated. Thanks for your time, I hope all that snow is not keeping you off the water."