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!
And 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?!