Archive for April 2013

New Materials = New Flies

Mallard and Turkey Flat stabbers with legs….So far so good.  I fished one of these this am, I might have had one bite :) lol…Lots of grass carp up shallow doin their thing, but not aggressively seeking anything.   It was good to get out.  Give it 2 weeks and fish will be on the bite.  Warmer weather and rain should move things on their way.

 

prototype carp fly crayfish

The original Turkey Flat x Mallard with legs

 

Carp fly pattern crayfish with legs

 

carp fly with legs

 

 

 

Carp fly extra eyes rattle

Junk in the trunk Version

 

 

Dragons Off the Vice…

Couple of Rabbit Tail Dragons headed to my high school buddy in Montana… He fishes  more than anyone I personally know, besides myself of course.  Looking forward to getting the report back!

 

carp fly patterns

 

 

carp fly pattern dragon

 

 

carp fly pattern Missouriflies.com

 

 

 

 

carp fly pattern on the fly

 

 

carp fly

 

 

carp fly pattern burnt orange

 

 

carp fly image

 

 

carp fly image black and green

 

 

carp on the fly flies

 

The Roughest Longest Dub on the Planet

Well, maybe I exaggerate, maybe I don’t.   I recently received a request for 5 different colors of rough dub; Rust Brown, Olive Brown, Bright Orange, Black, and White.  I followed a rough ratio of materials and happened upon these 5 beautiful shades, which each have their recipes recorded  for repeating future blends.  As always, if interested in dubbing, contact me for a quote.

Here’s what I came up with…

 

custom rough fly dubbing  big fly dubbing

Missouriflies Custom Rough Dubbing (Rusty Brown)

 

 

All 5 colors layed out

 

 

fly dubbing big fly custom dub

 

 

 

 

carp fly with custom dubbing by missouriflies.com

Big difference without the flash!

 

fly dubbing black custom rough long

 

 

carp fly with custom rough fly dubbing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

fly tying dubbing for big flies orange

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Blind Squirrel Meets Color and Regains Some of His Sight

carp fly pattern flies for sale

The Sighted leading the Blind

A little color really spices things up!

delicate carp fly

Small eyes are the ticket to getting a decent head on this fly…otherwise its hit and miss as you see below