Report Is it me......? in Beginning Carping Posted September 11, 2015 I went through the same thing this summer. What finally changed my luck was not settling on somewhere to fish until I found a spot that had active fish showing themselves every few minutes. As a fly fishermen you know a neutral or non feeding carp is just about impossible to tempt when sight fishing. The same logic applies to conventional tackle. Also fishing one rod with a fruity type boilie and one with a fishy seemed to help my odds. Some days the fish preferred one variety over another. Good Luck!