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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Playing with a fly for Carp season

I am working on a fly for the comping spring and carp season.  Taking some hints from Jay Zimmermans Backstabber and adding a few twists I came up with this fly.  Let me know what you think, either positive or negative.  Having never created a fly from scratch I can appreciate just how hard it is to come up with something original.

So how do you go about naming such a fly?  I know of the "Carp Carrot", the "Near enough Crawl",  hmm, suggestions? Something with Carp in the title would be good I would think.
Thanks all,

Lonny

8 comments:

  1. Diggin it. Those biots look crazy cool on there and the color scheme is sweet. It will fish for sure but I would worry about a name later. Give it some time to catch some fish, get some tweaks and mellow around in the old subconcious.

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  2. Very nice. The biots are cool stonefly or prince accents used nicely in a carp fly. You'll come up with color variations for sure, and they may fish differently then you believe, unless you've tank tested them. I agree with McTage, fish them first and then let them earn a name.

    Gregg

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  3. McTage, thank you, I will chill with a name. Hey did a guy from Michigan, perhaps Kevin, get hold of you to join the swap? I am going on a guided trip with them this summer for Carp on the flats of Beaver Island. He really liked your site.
    Thank you Gregg. I dont have a swim tank so I will have to wait until some open water comes about to see how they swim. I love the prince nymph so thats where the biots come from.

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    1. Yes he got ahold of me. He is first alternate! Did no expect to need alternates.

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  4. Lonny, that fly is awesome! I've never named a fly before, but like McTage said, give it time to mellow...it'll come

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  5. They'll eat that...but let me know if you are in need of a field tester.

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  6. How did I never see this blog before? I'm followin'

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