Flyfishing for carp a 'berry' good time
DAVIE, Fla. -- Steve Kantner idled slowly west on the grassy, linear park swale on a recent weekday afternoon, examining the broad, leafy ficus trees lining the banks of the C-11 canal in Davie. If the asphalt jogging path was tacky with crushed berries, Kantner, an author and fly fisherman from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., stopped the car and peered cautiously around the spreading ficus trunk, looking for the ripples of fins breaking the canal surface. A drive-by check of the first 20 or so trees yielded nothing. But Kantner finally came upon the motherlode just south of Vista View Park -- a huge tree dropping berries in the water on the northwest breeze and a school of large grass carp ...