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A Gagle of Mulberry Flies

Maybe these flies should be called the “don’t ask can’t tell”  series because I don’t know why a mulberry with a tail swimming through the water catches grass carp? do you?  Please tell.  Perhaps it looks like a mulberry sucking leech….(an new warmwater fly im going to come out with!) I know for sure that the plop as the fly hits gets the carp’s attention and they begin to search for what made the noise…you would assume they would automatically be thinking mulberry…why they hit when the fly is being stripped is beyond me.  I should fish the fly dead…but takes can be so hard to detect on a carp coming towards you…carp in general for that matter, which is why i strip the fly, and it seems to help the fish find the source of the plop,  “if it aint broke don’t fix it”, so i continue to strip the fly.  Perhaps i will get to do some more fishing soon and test out some new patterns.  water is on the rise slightly and there was a good bit of debris on the water yesterday so who knows what i would find today or tomorrow if I did go.  And the water was getting so clear…now its mudded back up…fishing was still good though.  I had been using predominantly black flies with black UV ice dub which looks kind of purple and sparkly, got some new stuff today and the flies are way more purple.  Dubbing is a mix of black yarn and different purple dubbing, which give that deep purple of a mulberry with some extra zing.  Hope the fish like these, i can hardly wait to get out and test the no tail no weight flies and the deep berry fly.  I think the deep berry might be good for catfish.  I bet some of these berrys go all the way to the bottom or the creek…so far haven’t needed to go that deep because the fish are coming to me!   It would be nice to get the fly deep and see who’s down there.  Anyway without talking you to sleep here are the flies.  Maybe I will call them the Purple Penetraters , they look guilty as hell to me, bunch of Perps!

good flies for carp and catfish but also bluegill bass trout and more

Carp Grass Carp and Catfish flies

Carp Grass Carp and Catfish flies

Carp Grass Carp and Catfish flies

Carp Grass Carp and Catfish flies

fly for Carp Grass Carp Catfish bluegill etc

carp catfish fly

no weight no tail

carp catfish fly

Deep Berry

carp catfish bass trout bluegill flycarp catfish bass trout bluegill flycarp catfish bass trout bluegill flyAnd I couldn’t resist tying up a bunch more on top of these.  Added to the list is a no weight with tail, a size 4, a rabbit wing mini stabber, and some foam core no tail “berries”.  Looks like i will have to get up early and make the trip doesn’t it.  Oh the shame of going fishing yet again while good men and women work…What will become of me?!

carp catfish bass trout bluegill fly




slow sinking mulberry for carp and catfish

Foam core...not sure if it will float or not...hopfully it will just barely float like a real berry


Carp catfish fly

Mini Stabber


Catfish Grass Carp fly

Size 4

grass carp catfish flies

Guilty as hell!


Under the Mulberry Tree (part 2)

A  lot of nice fish but no true monsters to report..even got a couple common carp tight to the bank under one tree, and about 4 catfish with a lot of grass carp.  Not as off the hook as yesterday…maybe they are on to me?

P.S.  I usually take at least 2 or three photos of each fish so if your thinking i got 50 fish today that would not be the case.


Black Ops…Flies For Fish!

First it was “the stealth bomber”, now something else has dawned on me…why the military theme? I don’t know.  I think I’m onto something here.  Everyone knows a black fly catches fish right…These here might catch a monster where I plan to fish them.  Time will tell.  Its going to be rainy tomorrow and doubt if I’m working, I’ll let you know how the fishing goes.

p.s.  if your not making your own dubbing you should.  All you need is some yarn some sparkle dub a coffe blender and scrap feathers/fur and bingo.  These flies will have a translucent holographic body too them when wet…I can’t wait to fish these around submerged trees just up the creek from the Missouri river.  The Size 6 flies can double or tripple…as nymphs, leeches, and bait fish.  Every time I fish flies like this I get slammed by random large fish…and now I’m consciously aware of it.

"fly for all fish" "best fly" "catfish fly" "carp fly"