Best Carp Fly?

Discussion in 'Warm Water Species' started by Connor H, Jun 3, 2009.

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Best Carp Fly?

  1. Whit's Near 'Nuff crawfish

    8 vote(s)
    17.0%
  2. rubber legged hare's ear

    7 vote(s)
    14.9%
  3. Wooly Bugger

    15 vote(s)
    31.9%
  4. BH soft hackle

    2 vote(s)
    4.3%
  5. Other. ( name fly below...)

    15 vote(s)
    31.9%
  1. Connor H

    Connor H Bobbers n Beadz

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    So, now is the time for the carp to come out and play. Over the last 4 years I have become a dedicated carp fly fisherman. I have put together a list above wondering which fly ( In personal educated opinion) has caught the most fish and is worth filling a whole box full of...
     
  2. Tyler Sadowski

    Tyler Sadowski Active Member

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    I have always done good with a rusty brown rubber legged carp candy.
     
  3. Walt K

    Walt K Searcher

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    Heck, I really wish I could find a pic of the bird poop fly we used to use. Basically fanned out white maribou with a dark center.

    The other "odd" fly I like for carp is a mulberry fly for wherever the carp are congregating under mulberry trees. Or the cicada fly (guess you don't have those out here) that we'd use ever 17 years or so ...
     
  4. Backyard

    Backyard SANCHO!

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    Get a selection of Pats stones ( the one with the stillwater legs) in various colors, weighted and non. They pretty much imitate anything and have crazy action. I tie a variation that improves it a bit. But that's something you'll have to figure on your own.

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  5. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Wheatie balls, maybe with some peanut butter (optional). Crush wheaties in bag, add vanilla extract to moisten, ball up and place on hook. That used to slay them in Rome City, IN under the railroad tressel bridge crossing Sylvan Lake! Anyone up for a road trip?
     
  6. Keaten LaBrel

    Keaten LaBrel Formerly Tyinbugs

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    Luke's carp candy or the carp urchin
     
  7. Steelie Mike

    Steelie Mike Active Member

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    I have always done well on juans, blood worms, large midges and rubber legged crayfish patterns. I am going to have to try a pats stone now.
     
  8. flyfish_pimp

    flyfish_pimp $2 coyote steak

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  9. Brad Niemeyer

    Brad Niemeyer Old School Member

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    I've done well with this fly I submitted from the 2003 carp swap. The "trusty rusty" seems to land softly and draw interest immediately...

    Any dark brown rubber legged nymph is the ticket to hookups:ray1:
     
  10. Connor H

    Connor H Bobbers n Beadz

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    I am headin' out saturday with Sean and Evan for some carp. I will post which fly produces best!
     
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    SJW in a couple variations has worked consistantly the best for me.Try a wiggle worm variation too.Red with gold bead, or red with blue glass(off-set) bead.Seems like there never is really ONE fly that ALWAYS works.Every day fishing for carp can bring a different response.
     
  12. Zen Piscator

    Zen Piscator Supporting wild steelhead, gravel to gravel.

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    Its been a few years since I used anything but a sjw in claret but I only fish a few places for carp...
     
  13. Sean Beauchamp

    Sean Beauchamp Hot and Heavy at yer 6

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    connor the weather report is lookin ultra gay. me and evan bagged the trip due to forecasted wind and cloud cover. we'll do it soon though fosho son.

    and i second the pats stone. picked that up from yard and its been money for me from the get go. tried other stuff but the pats just plain works for me and is a quick tie. just dont over weight it. but im only 6 trips into carpin. so take that with a grain of salt.
     
  14. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    These have always worked . . .

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    The 3rd one down ("Mulberry Madness") works very well in all-black at times, too (but my preference is burgundy marabou). Tie on size 6-8 hooks. Find tailing carp, drop one out front & move it 4"-6" when you think the fish is close. Take is very subtle . . . DON'T use any rod <6-wt (I prefer a 7 for the the radiation-mutated Tri Cities Carpazoids . . . ). Buy the red bead-chain at your local Lowes . . . I tie a variety of these & some I blacken the eyes on with a Sharpie . . . there are days when carp vamoose whenever they see a flash.

    Enjoy!

    j.
     
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    When it's real muddy I like..
    The Mudflat Menace
     
  16. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    Hey, I LIKE the Menace! Looks like the start of an "M&M Arsenal."
     
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    Very informative post Chris!

    :)
     
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