Wednesday, September 12, 2012

"Carp Fishing in America"


"Many things seem like great ideas at the time, yet most are only figments of a hopeful imagination or intoxicated faculties. Few actually take off with the vengeance of sprinters after the start gun..." Or carp after introduction in the 1800s.

Read the rest of this print article in Waterlog Magazine's Summer Issue (80).

35 comments:

  1. Love it Erin. I had to laugh, as I read "Trout Fishing in America" as a teen thinking I'd learn a thing or two. Boy did I ever.

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    1. Hey..."The Hunchback Trout" and "The Cleveland Wrecking Yard" changed my life...but, then again, maybe I drink too much.

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    2. FR - Thanks! And glad you got the reference...I read it for the first time about a year ago, at Jay's suggestion. Glad I did! I learned a few things, too. ;)

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  2. Your silly little blog officially ceased being punk from here on.
    Waterlog. I bow to thee.

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    1. PdeW - I will take that as a compliment...even if I shouldn't.

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  3. I'm confused. Am I supposed to be able to read this story on-line? I cannot seem to find a link to the text, only to an offer to buy a paper copy of the issue.

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    1. From May, 2011: http://theanglersculvert.blogspot.com/2011/05/carp-fishing-in-america.html

      Do you get the t-shirt reference?

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  4. I've only caught a carp once, mid-fifties, I was maybe 8 or 9. Bait fishing during the day near my dad's paving site on the Columbia,fishing in a small inlet. This thing took forever to haul in, my dad got there when I was beaching it. I remember putting a toe on it, asking dad what it was. He laughed and said something like "Issac Walton prized these fish, son."
    Oh, PdeW: Care to expand, kid? I looked at your blog, and it seemed like rather pointless to me, but I'm a geezer, what do I know.

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    1. Should Fish More - Prized fish they are.

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  5. Congrats! Looking forward to getting my hands on a copy.

    Cheers

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  6. Awesome! Congrats! Now... to get myself a copy. They really still print magazines, huh?

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    1. DFrasier - That they do, thank goodness!

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  7. Congratulations! I will have to get myself a copy.

    Nowadays hardly anoyne eats carp (except from the Czechs and the Poles) but it is a fun fact that it was introduced to the US as food item.

    Cheers!

    J.

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    1. Jindra - Hope you enjoy the article...and there are still some people here who keep carp (although they are few and far between), and there is a business in Chicago that sells "carpdogs" in fact. Not saying I'm going to try any though. ;-)

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    2. carp is amazing smoked, you should try it sometime. Also, the Asian population where I live loves to eat carp!

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  8. Sweet! Can't wait for my copy to get here.

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    1. Ty - Hope you enjoy it! It's a great publication.

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  9. Hi!

    Well, Carp fishing isn't really my cup of tea. I love fly fishing mainly for trout but also for grayling. But that is what is so fine about fishing. Almost anyone that has some interest in that direction will find great pleasure in fishing the way that suits them.

    Have fun carping,
    M.O.

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    1. M.O. - Exactly...you can make it whatever you want, and we all do. :) Thanks for stopping by to read!

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  10. In the words of Navin R. Johnson post phone book publishing..."Things are going to start happening to me now!" I hope those brits ship quickly. Nice job.

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    1. Rhythm Rider...nice! Classic. And the turnaround time ain't bad. Thanks!

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  11. well done ! that's an achievement, to be published there..

    I found 'Trout Fishing in America' in the public library back in za forty years ago - shelved in the 799s with other recreational fishing books.. it was a tad disturbing to open it up expecting the usual flat workmanlike prose of fishing books, and get Brautigan.

    Have you read the other Waterlog ?
    http://www.powells.com/biblio/66-9780099282556-0
    I recommend it.









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    1. Doug K. - I have not read the other. But it's now on my list. And yep...Brautigan is in a class all his own!

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  12. Nice going Erin. And all via your "silly little blog"... though it always struck me as back country folk, with a touch of jazz and whole lotta soul.
    Best, Andy

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    1. Andy - Yes, I too think it is looking less silly as time passes. And thank you so very much for the good words.

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  13. Yay! Congrats, Erin. Such great news (and a great read, too!).

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    1. Thanks, Emily! Very excited to have something in print!

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  14. Good for you! I will now go buy the magazine...

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    1. upacreek333 - Thanks...on both accounts!

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  15. "Thanks, Emily! Very excited to have something in print!"

    Is this really your first time in print Erin?

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    1. Dave - I was published in Waterlog once before, early this spring. But this is only my 2nd. Although not for lack of try. ;)

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