Published Nov 11. 2021 - 2 weeks ago
Updated or edited Nov 12. 2021

The Carp Bug

I had a customer ask me to tie a few of these carp bugs for him. They are fairly easy to tie, and seem like they would be effective. I personally have not tried fishing one of these, but I will try using them on my next trip out for carp and other warm water species like sunfish and bass. I suspect it will work great for all of these fish species.

It looks like its intended to mimic a dragonfly nymph, which is a very common food source for many species of freshwater fish. Like I said its fairly easy to tie, and you can fill a box in a couple hours with different colors and sizes of these flies. So give it a try!

As you all know I am sponsored by both risen fly and dooleys fly fishing. Both shops offer great prices on materials to tie flies with.
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Here is a list of materials and tools I used on this fly.

Materials
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Hook: Gamakatsu B10S (size 6) - https://www.dooleysflyfishing.com/products/gamakatsu-b10s-stinger-hook?v...
Thread: Veevus 6/0 (olive) - https://www.dooleysflyfishing.com/products/6-0-veevus?variant=1364810740...
Eyes: Hareline Beadchain (black/large) - https://www.dooleysflyfishing.com/products/bead-chain-eyes?variant=13648...
Tail: Rabbit Zonker (olive) - https://www.dooleysflyfishing.com/products/natures-spirit-1-8-rabbit-str...
Body: variegated Chenille (olive/yellow) - https://www.dooleysflyfishing.com/products/natures-spirit-variegated-che...
Collar: Brahma Soft Hackle (olive) - https://www.dooleysflyfishing.com/products/whiting-brahma-soft-hackle-wi...
* Brahma hackle can be hard to find, so Whiting Hen Saddles will work also - https://www.dooleysflyfishing.com/products/hareline-hen-saddles?variant=...
Dubbing: Hareline Rabbit Dubbing (olive/brown) - https://www.dooleysflyfishing.com/products/hareline-dubbin?variant=13655...
Head Cement: Solarez UV Ultra Thin Resin - https://www.dooleysflyfishing.com/products/solarrez-fly-bone-dry-ultra-t...

Tools
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Vise: Renzetti Traveler - https://amzn.to/2t2FFmo
Bobbin: Stonfo Bobtec - https://amzn.to/2YWOf39
Trimming Scissors: Risen 4" Razor Scissors - https://www.risenfly.com/collections/fly-tying-tools-and-accessories/pro...
Fine Tip Scissors: Risen Spring Assist Scissors - https://www.risenfly.com/collections/fly-tying-tools-and-accessories/pro...
Whip finisher: Dr. Slick brass - https://amzn.to/2tGYwDW
Fly Tying Bench: Oasis Walnut Compact Bench - https://www.oasisbenches.com/oasis-benches/compact-bench/
UV Light: Ultrafire UV Super Power - https://amzn.to/3mX52xW

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