Carp BeatlePosted on 27 July 2010 by Vincent
Flyfishing for carp, it’s becoming more and more popular. We’ve written about it in the past. One of my favourite ways fishing for carp is with a dry fly. My favourite dryfly for carp is definately my Carp Beatle. It’s a killer!
The trick in creating a durable carp dry fly is to use mainly synthetic meterials. These synthetic materials don’t soak up all the slime from the carp’s mouth. If you use a lot of dubbing and feathers, the materials will soak up all the dirty stuff… you don’t want that in a dry fly! If you want to make sure the fly floats, even after catching several carp, you are bound to using synthetics such as closed-cell foam. It’s a material wich is hard to sink when tied correctly.
Give this fly a go! Tanks for watching.
- Hook: Tiemco 3761BL #8-10
- Thread: UNI 8/0 Black
- Hackle: Cock Saddle hackle or Cock Neck hackle, dark brown
- Body: Long strip of 2-or-3mm closed-cell foam, dark brown or black
- Beatle body: 8-10mm strip of 3mm closed-cell foam, dark brown or black
- Indicator: Two small pieces of 3mm closed-cell foam, white and pink (or any other color combination to suit your needs, just make sure it has a nice contrast with the surroundings you are fishing in)