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Catching a carp on the skinny stick is one of the things I have on the "To-Do" list for this year.  I happened to look at the good forum for tying flies and noticed a carp fly on Fly Tying Forum.

Had a pattern on the website but couldn't copy-and-paste to make a link.  I think it was called Carp Fruit- colored deer hair pattern.  Couldn't find it on the FTF forum.  It was a picture at the top of the home page with some other flies.

 

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Deer hair is spun to resemble a number of things that carp eat like mulberries, bread, seeds.  take a look on "youtube"  there are a number of videos that explain how to tie deer hair flies.

 

Bill Henry

"The Great Lakes of NYC"

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I had seen a bread fly that was tied from white foam and colored with a brown sharpie to imitate the crust. 

FWIW, graduated HS in Ridgewood.

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We've got some over at BCT that you may be interested in. $1.25 each

 

http://www.bigcarptackle.com/dragon-carp-flies

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Cannonball, don't know if this will help, but I tailor the flies I tie based on the local forage.  For me they're aquatic worms, midges, eggs in creeks & something meaty in stillwaters.  What's your local forage there?

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Forage depends on the time of year- willow flies, grasshoppers, ants, crawfish, etc.  Hard to pinpoint any one thing.  Also, depends on where I'm fishing.

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You got that right Cannonball.  Once you think you have carp figured out, you're left with an empty fly, because you've just been thrown a curve ball.  I have to scout out some stillwater carp locations because our primary fishing location, creek is running fast, high, & muddy after all the rain.  Trying to wait patiently to get back to some sightfishing action.  

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