Articulated Trico wrote:What pulls harder a rainbow or carp? Better yet what is harder to feed a fly when you can see them?
I think that a Carp's fight is over rated. They are big and bulky so they can pull, but for their size.................
I think it also depends on how far away deep water is. If it's nearby they'll tend to just hunker and bulldog. But I've had some impressive, multiple runs out of carp on skinny flats when the nearest deep water was far away.
As far as feeding a fly? Other than maybe some really technical spring creek situations, carp are harder, hands down. Assuming you're sight casting for them.
And while I think calling them "freshwater bonefish" is an exaggeration (at least in terms of runs), I've had more carp in one season take me into my backing than a lifetime of fishing for trout.