Published Nov 11. 2021 - 1 year 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!

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Here is a list of materials and tools I used on this fly.

Hook: Gamakatsu B10S (size 6) -
Thread: Veevus 6/0 (olive) -
Eyes: Hareline Beadchain (black/large) -
Tail: Rabbit Zonker (olive) -
Body: variegated Chenille (olive/yellow) -
Collar: Brahma Soft Hackle (olive) -
* Brahma hackle can be hard to find, so Whiting Hen Saddles will work also -
Dubbing: Hareline Rabbit Dubbing (olive/brown) -
Head Cement: Solarez UV Ultra Thin Resin -

Vise: Renzetti Traveler -
Bobbin: Stonfo Bobtec -
Trimming Scissors: Risen 4" Razor Scissors -
Fine Tip Scissors: Risen Spring Assist Scissors -
Whip finisher: Dr. Slick brass -
Fly Tying Bench: Oasis Walnut Compact Bench -
UV Light: Ultrafire UV Super Power -

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