Check out Jay's Blog and how to tie up your own Backstabber at http://coloradoflyfishingreports.blogspot.com/2010/06/best-flies-for-carp.html
His site is an incredible treasure of tips and tricks and I highly recommend paying his site a visit.
Anyways. I received my flies from http://www.flycarpin.com/p/fly-carpin-2011-carp-fly-swap.html and all I can say is WOW!
|Flies from the 2012 Carp fly swap.|
Well after doing a quick study of the flies I received there tends to be a common theme to carp flies. Tie them so the hook point, put in some type of 'eye', tie them smaller than you think, expect if you fish in Michigan. That huge fly in the front belongs to Kevin at http://www.indigoguideservice.com/Guides/Kevin/. Wow that thing is huge!
Looking at all the cool new flies got me thinking and I put together a few bugs based on what I saw in the fly swap.
Although it appears that the thin skin on the bottom would make the fly legs more buggy near the hook point, I think I prefer the thin skin on the top. Dang, I cant wait for the ice to break up and try these out on some real carp.
All this would have not been possible without the origination and perseverance of McTage at http://www.flycarpin.com/p/fly-carpin-2011-carp-fly-swap.html Thank mate, I appreciate it and look forward to the next fly swap.
Let me know what you think of the flies.