Carp Fly Patterns for the Carp Enthusiast

I’ve been hard at work tying up the tastiest little morsels a Carp could dream of.  The newest additions to the collection are tied in a more traditional style, with more lively materials than the flies I typically fish day in day out.  I’ve also been working on the photography aspect, using a macro lense, a big ISO like 22, and getting right up tight to the fly, trying to fill the entire view with fly, and playing around with different color backgrounds.  Here’s some of the latest work, let me know what you think.  To browse the rest of the collection visit the Carp fly shop.


The Flashback Carp Fly:

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Flashback Carp Fly

The Flashback is a fly you may somewhat recognize.  Thats right, its very similar to the Canyon Carp Fly.  I’ve taken the liberty of tying the fly upside  down and with bead chain eyes for your fishing pleasure.  I’ve always thought this was a good pattern, now its even better?



The Carp Carrot Carp Fly:

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Carp Carrot

Ready for Inhalation this little guy will make a visible, and likely snack for our favorite finned friends.








The Sleazy Slider Carp Fly:

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Sleazy Slider Carp Fly

Though not pictured here, what makes this Carp slider sleazy is the flash in his tail.   This pattern is notable for its heavy use of marabou in the dubbing, as well as in the tail.  As many know, marabou makes a fly that breathes heavily, especially at rest, and is incorporated in many good fly patterns.  I have strayed from heavy marabou use because of it potential to foul around the hook, this tail is short enough not to cause any problems.  On larger flies with longer tails, i take care to “post” wrap the marabou so as to deter fouling.  This particular fly resembles the clouser close’nough crayfish, large nymphs, leeches, and baitfish.



The Carp Muppet Fly:

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Carp Muppet Fly

Isn’t he cute…Similar in style to a crazy charlie, or a backstabber this fly looks a lot like the muppet Beaker to me.  Carp Muppet it is then.  Tied with a predominantly “up” marabou plume, this fly should settle as pictured and put on a display with no input on your part.  Get the Carps attention and let the fly sit, should be about all you need to do, the Muppet does the rest.


Rabbit Tail Swimming Nymph Carp Fly:

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Swimming Nymph Carp Fly

Tied with a bead head this Carp fly is designed for lots of action, stripped, crawled, or stationary.   With a thick wiry dubbing job, a bit of flash  and a rabbit tail that says “Eat Me!”






The Rubber Dragon Carp Fly:

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Rubber Dragon Carp Fly

The Rubber Dragon aims to attract attention, with 8 rubber tails this fly is sure to draw curious carp.  Of note is the stability of this fly.  Shouldn’t have any problems keeping the hook point up, with the splayed tails.  The Rough Dub Craw is another of my favorite flies which is also very stable in the water and on the bottom.

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