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How to Beef Up Your Backstabber and More…

 

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Stationary fighting craw mode...strips spread legs flare

 

looks like a dad!

 

 

In my book, the backstabber carp fly should be as ubiquitous as the clouser minnow, or the wooly bugger.  Not only is the fly in the same class, but its far more versatile as far as  materials and styles in which it can be tied.  Perhaps I exaggerate.  In my last post I showed how to use mallard feathers to make delicate backstabbers.  In this post you get a recipe for a fly at he opposite end of the spectrum.   Weather its a crayfish or a sculpin …this fly is sure to do the trick.

In order to get the big fly I wanted here, I tied on size 2 and 4 hooks and used my Hammerhead style to get some size, rattle, and stability on these babies.  This fly gets turkey flat pecs, and two 1/8th inch barred zonker stirps for wings, finished with a collar hackle and a weed guard for bottom work.  The end product is certainly worthy of large freshwater species and saltwater species as well.

Take note that the pecs look quite large.  However, in wet testing the flies, I found a good looking delta wing shape that looks a lot like a sculpin or gobi.  And when stationary in the water the wings seem to be just about right for crayfish legs.   All in all, I expect to take some heavy fish on these boys soon.  This would probably make for a really nice Great Lakes carp fly, and general predator probe.

bouble bunny backstabber with pecs

First the turkey flat pectorals get tied in. The the rabbit goes on top. Whats cool about this fly is that the feathers flare to the sides, but also vertically between the two strips, forming a dorsal fin of sorts.

 

 

 

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These Claws tend to float relative to the rest of the fly and waive around quite a bit. I decided to hit the under side of the claws with some marker to put this fly over the edge, don't forget the flared mallard tail.

 

 

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I'd eat this!

 

 

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looks like a crayfish carp fly great lakes

 

Carp on the fly weedless warm water flies

Notice on this fly how the pectoral fins meet in the center and shoot up. I like this a lot! (Turkey Flats)

 

 

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Weedless great lakes carp fly

This basic color, shape and make up of fly has been absolutely deadly in the past coupled with a weedguard and you have one bad ass sculpin or giant tadpole. This fly rocks. The second set of double eyes went on the rear of this fly. the set up rocks...gives extra room for mid body tie ins and is supper stable for bottom dragging.

 

 

great spring catfish fly

Great pattern to have in your Midwestern warm water arsenal. Can be tremendous on Catfish Hybrid Bass and Drum

 

 

great for fly fishing for catfish hybrid bass drum etc

Same here. Tie this fly with your favorite bright dubbing or estez, nothing to it. Deadly in the right circumstances.

 

 

 

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Dragon Buggers

Rusty Brown Carp Flies

Well, I decided to take some time off from tying up orders and tie for “myself”…are the puff balls finished flies do you think?  Perhaps some dubbing to complete the head?  Simple is always Best NO?  Thoughts comments always welcome.  I’m sure there will be a lot more of where these came from.

 

The Half Prince Carp Ball Fly

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Barred Marabou 1/2 Prince? Hmm?

 

Here we’ve got about 4 barred marabou feathers wrapped on the shank giving a great looking puff ball Carp pattern.  I added a couple rubber legs to spice this one up a bit giving it a sort of Carp fisherman’s prince nymph look.   I think Its a bit bare on the head but I’ve had good luck with similar flies.

 

The Creeping Zonker Carp Fly

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Creeping Zonker Rusty Brown

 

Here’s a fly that’s already in the fly store, the Creeping Zonker.  I  tied this up with some recently acquired rusty brown rabbit strips.  I like this pattern with or without legs, its sure to be a hit with the Carp, Catfish, Bass,and even Trout.  I catch some really nice hybrid Bass, and Freshwater Drum on this type of fly where I fish.

 

The Full Prince Carp Ball Fly

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Barred marabou full Prince

Another  Barred Marabou puff ball, this ones got legs in the back to complete the Carp fisher’s “prince nymph” style fly.  I can’t imaging any self respecting carp letting this one get away.

 

Rabbit Bugger Carp Fly

simple brown rabbit Carp fly

Simple Rusty Brown

This Carp Pattern is tied like the Creeping Zonker above only the body is made from the same piece of rabbit strip the forms the tail, wrapped on like dubbing or hackle.  I’ve trimmed the bottom of this one for a stable fly with a flat base, though that’s  likely unnecessary as soft as rabbit fur is.

 

Marabou Dragon Carp Fly

 

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Marabou Dragon Carp Fly

With all the work I’ve put in on this site; tying carp patterns, editing code and photographing finished product, I want to put my best foot forward. I have to admit, the whole web development game has been a rough learn, but I’m starting to get the hang of it, starting! Im slowly learning how to craft and influence what goes out the door, and i will continue to learn the web game as time goes on, fisherman first, web developer seecond.  What I tie is the culmination of over 25 years of hardcore fishing experience. I happen to think that these are some great carp patterns and I’d like the world to be able to see and fish them.  Obviously the colors on some of these flies is  slightly unconventional, But have no fear! I will tie these up in any colors you want. I’ve purposely given you, the carp fisherman, the ability to design your own fly, because you know what you want and what works best for you! What you see at Missouriflies.com is only one of many possibilities. You have full choice over personalized color schemes, hook type, eye type, and don’t forget, the weedless option on nearly every Carp pattern. Did I mention the weedless option? I’m certain the majority of you are hesitant to fish weedless flies. Let me assert with great confidence that once you go weedless, you rarely go back. Weedless flies have made me a better fisherman, allowed me to go places and bring my fly back like never before. Allowed me to catch fish I would have never caught without a weedless fly. There’s not much i hate more than losing the one or two “hot” flies in my box that i have supreme confidence in, or a big fish because my fly got snagged where he’s grazing.  I Just want to throw that out there. Be skeptical, but get informed by trying out a couple flies of the weedless variety, you won’t be sorry.