Carping for the Jackson Hole One Fly

by | Aug 17, 2014 | Uncategorized

blog-Aug-17-2014-1-flyfishing-for-carpWith Friends of the Teton (FTR) and Teton Valley Trout Unlimited in my town, Jackson Hole Trout Unlimited and Honoring our Veterans over the hill and the Henry’s Fork Foundation not too far away I get hit hard for donations.  But I do my best to come through for all because the local events are most important when you live surrounded by some of the best trout fishing in the world.


blog-Aug-17-2014-2-fly-fishing-for-mirror-carpThe foundation I didn’t mention is the Jackson Hole One Fly.  The One Fly isn’t just a fun fly fishing tournament, the event also raises a lot of money which in turn funds numerous fishing improvement projects.  So I donate to them as well.  While I usually donate artwork or a presentation to the other organizations, for the One Fly I donate a day fly fishing for carp.  Today I delivered the trip.


blog-Aug-17-2014-3-common-carpI took father son combo Stan and Kevin Chatham.  I’ve known Stan for almost thirty years and in fact we were together on the Heart Lake trip 2011 (if you did not see the Heart Lake blogs you must!)  Today was the first time fly fishing for carp for both of them.


blog-Aug-17-2014-4-flyfishing-for-idaho-carpLet’s just say they hit it right.  We couldn’t have picked a better day.  For carping you need to see the carp in order to present your flies most effectively.  That means sunshine and not much wind.  Today was a blue bird day with almost no wind at all.


We landed six mirror carp and one common all before lunch time.  While most came on nymphs, you can see the big foam lime hopper hanging from the common carps lip.


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I started fly fishing at age 7 in the lakes and ponds of New England cutting my teeth on various sunfish, bass, crappie and stocked trout. I went to Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin, where I graduated with a Naturalist Degree while I discovered new fishing opportunities for pike, muskellunge, walleyes and various salmonids found in Lake Superior and its tributaries.

From there I headed west to work a few years in the Yellowstone region to simply work as much as most people fish and fish as much as most people work. I did just that, only it lasted over 20 years working at the Jack Dennis Fly Shop in Jackson, WY where I departed in 2009. Now it’s time to work for "The Man", working for myself that is.

I pursue my love to paint fish, lecture on every aspect of fly fishing you can imagine and host a few trips to some of the most exotic places you can think of. My ultimate goal is to catch as many species of fish on fly possible from freshwater to saltwater, throughout the world. I presently have taken over 440 species from over 60 countries!