When it comes to fishing for carp, the first thing you should do is choose the right type of fly. The weight and pattern of the fly you use are of utmost importance. The type of fly you use may be a bit more important than the size. For example, you can use a size 10 fly hook, or a size 8 fly hook. If you have the option of fishing with a sink tip line, that will help you get to the bottom of the lake where carp are most likely to feed.
When it comes to choosing a fly for carp, you should remember that these fish are opportunistic feeders. They will feed on almost any type of food you present them with. That means you should choose a fly that closely resembles a food item that they might be eating themselves. You might also consider using a fly that mimics a small minnow or weed that is common in the water column.
A beadhead fly is a great choice for this type of fish, as it is easy to tie and always productive. These flies are made of neutral colors, so they will attract carp and are not likely to cause a reaction. Another good option is the Glo Bug. It is a very sneaky pattern that looks like corn and can be used with split shots. It will be hard to detect by the carp, but the fish will likely strike if they smell it.