Barry’s Carp Fly
THE OG carp fly. This fly is intended to be a heavy fly that will get down quick to the feeding zone of any carp. It will have a heavier presentation when it hits the water but don’t let it scare you from using it. This fly is extremely effective in moving water and gets the job done in still water situations. Make SURE you have at least one in your box when you go out.
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Barry’s Carp Bitter
Barry’s Carp Bitter is a tried and tested carp fly. This fly is designed to be a medium weight swimming fly that replicates anything from floating moss to a swimming leech and anything in between. Throw it at feeding fish, sunning fish or movers and there is a good chance the fish will take a look at it.
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The All Day Breakfast Variation
One of the most reliable dinners for and single guy is… Breakfast. Carp feel the same way. This Fly will make any carp take a second look and eat it. It’s designed to be a headstand fly, and the Squirrmito tail is too much for a hungry mud puppy to resist. It’s buggy and has tons of movement. Fish it in still water or moving water and epic results will follow!
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The Hybrid Carp Fly
The Hybrid is one of those carp flies you look at and you just know it will get the job done. It’s intended to replicate a worm or leech but carp don’t really seem to care because they just love it. it is simple and elegant without trying to be something it is not. the Hybrid is a basic carp fly that just plain works.
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The Curry Craw
Gus teaches us today on how to tie a great pattern called the Curry Craw. The Curry Craw is a great crawfish pattern that can be used to target a variety of fish and many different situations. This fly is primarily used for still water fisheries targeting bass and carp, but can be very effective in catching trout as well. There presentation is realistic enough to convince a fish to eat in any water you fish it in.
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The Common Craw is one buggy little Carp Fly developed by James Spicer. The Common Craw was designed for picky carp on the South Platte River in Denver. It is a fairly heavy fly, thus is why it works so well in the river. It sinks quickly and stays on the bottom, right where the Carp want it! It also is made of supple materials, which allows it to move and breath in the water. Do you like to fish trout? No problem, The Common Craw also works on trout too! I initially developed the fly for Carp, but Trout have a hard time resisting it as well! Give it a try! Continue reading “Video: How to Tie the Common Craw Fly”