Re: Help - new to warmwater!
Carpin can be a blast! An 8wt will do although some might say its overkill I do well fishing yellow egg patterns to them. Although there are alot of folks around my parts that use corn so they are used to seeing a little yellow ball. Don't rule out Apache Rainbows! There are a few places to trout fish around Az. For carpin it might seem like blasphemy here cause its a flyfishing forum but bring a can of corn with you and see if you can't chum them up a bit throw out small ammounts and get them interested then when all are gone cast out the yellow egg. I have managed a few on crawfish patterns too but the "corn fly" outfishes it 10 to 1.
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