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Peter Chen/The Postal StandardDave LeClair of Elbridge makes and restores bamboo fly fishing rods. He estimates that it takes him about 50 hours to make one and he sells them for up to $1,400. However, he says it is not beyond the skill of a beginner to make a good, relatively inexpensive rod out of …

Fly fishing for carp? For many anglers, the first answer might be “Why?” For cold-water anglers, the carp has long been the subject of petty jokes, a species more likely to be pursued with a bow and arrow than a pearl-headed nymph. But the fly fishing mindset towards Cyprinus carpio is changing. Will Rice, a …