Posts Tagged ‘Carp’

Copperhead Crab- by Capt. Mad Mike Benson

Copperhead Crab- by Capt. Mad Mike Benson

Capt. Mad Mike Benson shows how to tie his Copperhead Crab, a deadly for tailing redfish in the grass. I have personally had multiple redfish eat this fly… then I promptly miss a hookset or break them off. On a trip to North Carolina last summer I “borrowed” a few to take home, and they […]

Backstabber carp fly – by Intheriffle

Backstabber carp fly – by Intheriffle

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.

Cheesy Poof carp fly- by Nick Pionessa

Cheesy Poof carp fly- by Nick Pionessa

This fly is about as simple as you can find but dog damn does it work. so easy there is just no reason not to have some in the capr box. the short stout hooks stick well and won’t straighten even on carpzilla with 12lb tippet. mighty important feature for GL monster carp Hook- Daiichi […]

UV Chewee Skin Bonefish Tailer

UV Chewee Skin Bonefish Tailer

Barrett Christiansen of Caddisflyshop.com demonstrates how to tie an excellent shallow water Bonefish Fly Pattern. When you are fishing over spooky bonefish in shallow water, or tailing Bonefish it is important to have a light and weedless fly that will land with little disturbance and not catch the bottom when being retrieved. The UV materials […]

Hatches 2010: Dumpster Diving by Alex Cerveniak

Hatches 2010: Dumpster Diving by Alex Cerveniak

There’s an age-old question: What happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object? I don’t know much about physics, but I do know is that when you combine the two, you get a carp. Whoever named the common carp obviously never did battle with one, because they fight in a way that is anything […]

Hatches 2010: Chubby Muffin Cicada

Hatches 2010: Chubby Muffin Cicada

Cicada. The word grabs the attention of any fly angler within earshot. Fly shops buzz with anticipation weeks before the first bug even emerges. The word rolls off the tongue and has a pleasant sound, doesn’t it? “Sih-KAYYY-daaa.” The word generally means it’s time to wet-wade and fish large terrestrials to large trout. But this […]

The Ragin’ Craven by Charlie Craven

The Ragin’ Craven by Charlie Craven

The Ragin’ Craven was originally developed as a permit fly that could be fished both on the drop and the retrieve. See, most permit flies are to be dropped in front of the fish, and act like a crab as they drop, but lack the movement and profile to entice a grab after the fly hits the bottom. I have never had a permit eat a fly once it touched the bottom, although they generally will eyeball the hell out if it and it gets a bit frustrating. Therefore, I went to work to come up with a fly that would drop like a crab pattern, but then have the movement and profile to morph into a shrimp or other flats critter once on the bottom, allowing the angler a chance to move the fly without blowing his cover. The Ragin’ is my answer.

Ritt’s Fighting Crayfish by Al Ritt

Ritt’s Fighting Crayfish by Al Ritt

In all likelihood, the debate began soon after the creation of the second fly. It’s human nature to make lists, and we rank everything from influential world leaders to sports bloopers. What makes rankings debatable, and interesting, is that we all have our own criteria and opinions. Fly fishermen are no exceptions. We all rate […]

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