All these new patterns and virtual friends I have made through the swap have gotten my brain moving. I think I might even pick up a new box and fill it up with more of my little prototypes. I stopped by and saw Tyler Kendrick this evening and one of the things we came up with was this guy.
Using some of the patterns submitted as inspiration we came up with about a half dozen new ideas that I can’t wait to tie up and try. I think this one will be perfect for some lakes as it will land soft in the stillwater. We mixed a little rust and yellow dubbing together, threw in some gold rabbit, added rubber legs, a little india hen, and we were done.
I think I like the idea of keeping it simple with your materials and your technique. The uglier the carp fly, the better the carp fly. I’m going to work on some really ugly stuff, and in the back of my mind I’m going to be looking for the most perfect grass carp fly in the world.