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
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
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
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
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.