Posts Tagged ‘In The Riffle’

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.

Peacock Elk Hair Caddis- By In The Riffle

Peacock Elk Hair Caddis-  By In The Riffle

The Peacock Caddis is a simple version of the standard Elk Hair Caddis. The Peacock Caddis uses dark colored peacock herl for the body, instead of dubbing and hackle. The Peacock Caddis is very effective when the hatching caddis are dark in color. The Peacock Caddis also sits flush to the water. This is due to the absence of hackle fibers on the body. This make the Peacock Caddis very effective in slick water and on picky fish.

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