Dusty wrote me afterwards telling how he threw what he had at the carp but they weren't buying it and asked for a little information on fly fishing for these grand ones. Writing Dusty back I told him how Charlie and I approach the carp, what their nature tends to be, and how to present a fly to this ever-so-smart fish. Then, I went to the tying bench and churned him some flies and got them in the mail.
Dusty took the flies to the river with him yesterday and sent the results shortly thereafter. He wrote that the first carp he caught took him into his backing and that was something he'd never experienced before.
I would suggest that Dusty is the one that got hooked.