High Park Fire

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

What? Another new Carp fly?

Wow this designing carp flies is kinda of addictive.  I whipped this guy out in a matter of minutes.  For me, I have to take the fly into little bits and then build on the idea.  I like the way the marabou undulates while in the water.  I love silly legs.  Dubbing, well you have to have some of that for a body.  The legs came about by accident really.  I love soft hackle flies but after I added the soft plastic thin skin the legs just kinda of flattened out.  By pulling them to the side I created a nice little landing pad for the rest of the fly to sit upon after being stripped.  I don't know.  I kinda of like it.  Now only if there was some open water to chase carp.


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,


Monday, January 16, 2012

Carp, The Movie.

A little something to get you excited for the upcoming dry fly carp season.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

This is why we do it!

Barry Reynolds is the reason for the addiction.  Just saying.  Thanks Barry.