Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Working on the Carp Fly Box for 2012
I plan to tie the Cottonwood dry fly using a foam parachute surrounded by either white CDC or white hackle.
As I learned this past season, I will have to tie up several different weights of each color Backstabber. On rougher water the heavy weight flies will sink faster and settle into the stick zone much faster. The mid weight fly tied with just chain eyes will sink as a much slower rate and disturb the water less thus allowing me to cast closer to spooked fish. Non weighted flies will ride high in the water and draw surface strikes on very calm, glass like pools.