Carp Flies

Carp Chow

carp chow08II've been having luck recently with a very simple tie run as a dropper to a size 12 Olive/Gray Simi-Seal leech.

 

This combination works great when casting to cruising, tailing or even rising fish. The heavier "main" fly works to sink the Carp Chow dropper, but the Carp Chow is fighting this sink with a little bit of foam inside to keep it almost neutral boyant. So the pair of flies sink slowly with the Simi-Seal Leech leading the way, when they hit the bottom, the Carp Chow slowly follows the leech to the bottom. A lot of the times the fish will key in on the Leech and any movement of the flies will snap the fish around and they gobble the Chow fly fairly aggressively. I've also run this as a dropper under a large Stimulator when they are slurping the surface in the early morning and late evening. Same response as the leech, they are attracted to the surface fly, but end up taking the Chow fly.

 

It has been working great lately for me, I hope it works for your fish too.

 

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Soggy Bread Fly

soggy bread fly 01I've been experimenting with surface/surface film flies for carp lately trying to perfect an easy to tie, solid producer. After about 2 dozen carp and countless missed strikes and break-offs, I think I've finalized my Soggy Bread Carp Fly.

The fly was inspired by a conversation I had with a couple buddies while fishing some local urban ponds about carp and bread. Figuring that a lot of the urban ponds get the duck feeders, I'm sure the carp have keyed into the fact that bread is edible and what it looks like floating in the surface film.

 

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