Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Grand River, Ontario
The tan, rubber legged, bead heads in the top right of the fly box looks identical to my favourite carp fly. I've copied it many times from two that I bought years ago somewhere -- totally forgot where -- and what the fly was called. Do you have a name/source?
I've since done it in olive as well so that I can fish the appropriate colour for the water conditions.
I've only targeted carp with the swung fly a few times and I didn't care for the results even though I caught some. I've also hooked carp and occasionally big suckers while swinging for smallies. Most of my carp are caught while stalking and sight fishing, using a single hander. The accurate, close ranged casts needed aren't suitable for a two hander.
So, are you fishing blind for carp when swinging?
Here's one of my first carp caught in '98 or '99, on a two hander (actually a switch I made from a 10' 6" Lamiglas blank). It was caught on a Partridge and Orange of all things . . .
Field Staff G. Loomis / Shimano
Pro Staff Airflo, Simms, The Canadian Tube Fly Company