8 species One day One fly

Into Combat I roll…

Combat Fishing  Urban Fishing


Grass Carp Fly, grass carp flies, grass carpFirst Up, I tied on the “Shank Feather Backstabber”  The action on this fly is just tits.  The First Grassies I saw were in search mode when they heard this fly hit nearby, I cast again and wham…too bad i was cast over a snag and he pulled off.  Since I fish 20 lb fluorocarbon I seldom lose a fly.  The Moments later I foolishly whipped my line up into a tree…had to cut and then lost my awesome fly!  Nuts!!!!  I feel a tie session coming on.  I quickly proceeded to a to tie on a size 6 black ops….and was quickly into another grass carp.


"all species fly""carp fly" "catfish fly" 'hybrid fly" " grass carp fly"carpIt Was a strange day on the water…very clear and lots of carp on the down wind bank.  Carp of every species…asian carp, gass carp, and common carp, I think i even saw some buffalo, and of course gar, all lethargic just sitting under the trees.  I finally made it to where I was jettisoned from the kayak earlier this week at the levee under seepage.  and proceeded to catch a bunch of  little hybrids, a skipjack herring, and a goldeye all on the size 6 black ops leech/baitfish.  I’ve never landed a skipjack before, I kept him and the goldeye for gyotaku fish prints.

Hybrid BassI had a good time catching about 10 of these little guys… and this guy( a skipjack).

skipjack herring

and this guy  (a goldeye)

Then it was on too some more grass carp, which were hard to find. 90 % of the fish were lethargic…you had to spot the big fast movers or the cloppers.  I managed this one on a foam ball with dubbing superglued on, which makes a nice fly if you can pull it off.  This fish was a real fighter.

grass carp fly fishing

foam ball with dubbing super-glued on.

Carp fly "grass carp fly" "carp fly"

Then it was back for some more baby Hybrids and a gar.  I hate gar. They will thrash your fly and your hands viciously. 

Up the Creek was pretty skinny water..there were some real spooky grass carp clopping but I scared one and he told the others i was there…end of that.  on the way back down I got this channel catfish.

I really like catfish.  They’re downright cute.

Then i got the rare walleye/sauger.  I’ve only caught about 4 of these in three years.

I finished off the day with a nice little punkin seed.  Late morning into mid day seems to be the ticket.  Should get another day on the water before long.

Count it up you’ve got 8 species in one day on one fly…the size 6 black ops leech/bait fish.I will be tying up some more of these and some more shank feather backstabbers in black and brown.  I’d be willing to bet this fly works on just about every fish out there.  Across the country.

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