Boy I didn't think I'd get this many posts on carp. My own interest in them is that I think they could provide a different outlet for those days when I have 1/2 hour on the way home to fish. I do know a couple of ponds where they live, but like Doublehaul so far my offerings have been spurned. Maybe its time to tie up some egg patterns in white to atack with a pantone marker of the appropriate berry color.
I do have to agree with Adrian that there is much more interest in carp in the UK & Europe. Most of the articles have been with spinning rods, and I haven't seen many articles on flyfishing for them coming from Europe though. They may call it coarse fishing, but from where I see it their methods are fairly sophisticated.