Carp on the fly
Probably more time than you really need to spend on a yarn fly, but the Antron Egg or Nuclear Egg has been working great. (For Steelhead too.....)
In a back bay, we found small groups cruising near the surface with their mouths pointing up gulping.
The water was pretty dirty. I put on a steelhead egg that I had for the Brule River still in my fly box.
The egg was very visible in the muddy water, and more importantly it had a nice rate of decent so I could place the fly a couple feet in front of the cruising fish and it would be in position when they got to it.
Sorry I missed your post for a couple weeks. The pattern is an Enrico Pulgisi fly. Send me an email via messenger and I will send you a link to the recipe and more....
Is that one of your own?
Or is there a pattern I can search on the internet to copy?...
Ive noticed some schools of carp have been rolling in the shallow waters of the Madison Chain. Ive never fly'd for carp yet. So im wondering if this is the time try or is it better to wait till after theyre done spawning? Territorial fish or feed better after that horny ones had their fun?
I use ½ oz jig with a twister tail; tied on other end of the dropper (18 inches or so) is my craw-diddy fly. I like the jig because I fish deeper water, and it gets down to the fish fast. I just drag the dig/dropper on the bottom slowly (so slow it hurts).
I'm having a blast lip hoooking carp- and love the challenge. It's nice to get away from corn and other messy baits that I've used in the past.
This tread really inspired me to try using bugs. ONce I get a stiffer fly rod, I'll be more fly exclusive. In the mean time- it's all about the Benjamin's… and using my spin rod