I love to fish for carp in the spring. Great fight. No just for carp gear just a med/heavy rod and spinning reel and a hair jig set up with corn. I have used carp bait and balls but corn works just fine and cost .33 a can. I do use worms for the river though that way I never know what will be on the end of the line.
If you've got short, stubby fingers and wear reading glasses, any relaxation you would normally derive from fly fishing is completely eliminated when you try to tie on a fly. ~ Jack Ohman, Fear of Fly Fishing, 1988