Atlanta Fly Fishing Club – Wednesday, July 11, 2018 – Fly Fishing for Carp

“Carping 101 – How to Find Them and Feed Them” – Henry Cowen


Henry Cowen
Carp have become one of America’s ugly hero’s in the world of fly fishing. While they are not the most attractive looking fish and are notoriously spooky, carp offer fly anglers the opportunity to feel like they are bone fishing or red fishing, only they are doing it within a 30-minute drive from your door.  All Fish are SIGHT-CAST to and most fish are caught in under 3′ of water. It’s as rewarding a fishery as you’ll ever experience, and Henry will give you enough info to find and successfully fish a carp flat.
Henry has been pursuing striped bass on both fly and light tackle for over 30 years in both Saltwater and Freshwater. His reputation and knowledge precede him as being a leader in the fly fishing and fly tying industry.
Henry currently guides on both Lake Sidney Lanier (north of Atlanta, GA) and Lake Allatoona (northwest of Atlanta, GA) for stripers and trophy spotted bass. He is an accomplished fly tier and outdoor writer as well. As an Umpqua Feather Merchants fly designer his flies are available at many fly shops around the United States as well as in the Orvis and LL Bean catalog.
His flies, as well as the articles on how to tie them continue to appear in magazines such as American Angler, Eastern Fly Fishing, Fly Tyer, Flyfishing America, Angler Magazine and Fly Fisherman. Henry’s name now also appears on the masthead of both American Angler and Angler Magazine as a contributing editor/writer.
Henry obtained his FFF certified casting instructor certificate back in the mid-nineties. He is well known for his many seminars on salt water fly fishing as well as fresh water fly fishing for striped bass, Kentucky spotted bass and carp.
He has appeared, as a guest, on a number of nationally televised outdoor shows (The Ford Outfitters, The Nuts and Bolts of Fishing, The Orvis Sporting Life, Growing Up Outdoors, The Reel Guys, One More Cast w/Shaw Grigsby and O’Neill Outside) as well as some regional outdoor television shows. Henry continues to appear weekly on the Oneill Outside radio show. He is also the fishing personality on the video “Flyfishing for Landlocked stripers” which is available at many fly shops around the country.

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