1) You need just some 8lb leader to catch carp. Most trout fishermen carry 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X, 6X, and 7X, or at least all those spools dangling from their vests make it look that way.
2) Most carp fishing requires at minimum a stout 6 weight – a 7 or an 8 if you want to play it safe. For trout you carry what’s called a noodle.
3) Carp shy away from anything that looks like an indicator. Tiers create very effective flies for trout…out of indicators.
4) Carp warn their friends when there are flies in the water. Trout chase their friends away and then eat the flies.
5) When fly-fishing for carp you get to see your backing. When fly-fishing for trout, you begin to miss your line.
6) Carp don’t croak after they’ve been out of the water for ten minutes. You have to revive a trout after five seconds.
7) Carp seem happy, as they often jump seemingly just for joy. Trout must be depressed, because all they do is sit in the feeding lane and eat.
8) A puny carp is ten pounds. A trophy trout is…ten pounds.
9) You’re happy if there is a fly shop near your trout fishery. But it’s likely there’s a strip club next to the carp fishery.
And last but not least…
10) Wipe the slime off a trout and it gets sick and dies. Wipe the slime off a carp and you get sick and die.
MG signing off (hoping spring really is almost here)