Backstabber carp fly – by Intheriffle

featured, Fly Patterns, Videos — By on July 18, 2012 10:21 am

Hook: #08-04 Tiemco 2499SP or Gamakatsu SL45
Thread: UTC 140
Eyes: Lead Dumbell Eyes
Body: Hares Ear Dubbing
Tail: Marabou
Collar: Hen or Partridge Hackle

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Jay Zimmerman’s Backstabber is the benchmark for carp flies, just like the wolley bugger and adams are for trout. A general and easy to tie pattern, the backstabber should be in everyone’s warm water box. Colors and size can be adjusted to match local conditions.

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  1. Mitch Svaty says:

    A nice pattern, although I never caught a carp
    on a fly.

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  2. Ruffly says:

    You ought to go carp fishing !!!

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  3. Mitch Svaty says:

    Yeah I should go carp fishing!!!

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