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 Balanced Ghost (Balanced Leech)
The balanced leech is fished best under an indicator in stillwaters when there is some wind causing top water disturbance to give constant action and movement to your fly. 10-20 feet of water seems ideal over weed beds. Tied in many colors, this fly is great for imitating a leech or a minnow. Try tying one today!
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Leechy indeed! I love this pattern because of its versatility. It fishes really well in a variety of water types and really shines in deep pools and in stillwater. The conehead on this pattern partnered with a slow retrieve will help to create undulating movement that mimics a leech expanding and contracting while it swims. Or, if you are in a lazier type of mood give it a good dead drift and it can be just as effective. Simple to tie and maybe even easier to fish!
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Need a very effective fly for big trout? Look no further than the Egg Sucking Bunny Leech. While it can be fished year round it will be most effective in the spring when rainbows are running or in the fall when browns are on reds. Using the bunny strips along with the McFly foam for the Egg this pattern has the best of both worlds. If you missed our last fly tying post, check it out here to learn how to tie an October Caddis Fly.
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