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Caught your Carp on the fly pics. What a hoot those things are on the long sticks ! Don't know what you used to fool that pig but thought I'd pass on my fave carp trick. Try a white cigarette filter dipped in Karo, cheep pancake syrup or even molasses on a #6 hook. The barb will keep the filter on through dozens of false casts and Carp sniff that stuff out like its candy. Works like crazy.

While you are around, visit my site at; www.wildharebaits.com and click on the "Photo Gallery". Then click on "Stripers". Now scroll down to find the "Fishing Goddess" pic.


That was her first ever striper on the long rod and it took her 15 minutes to put a net under it. She's hooked on fly fishing now.

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OC, Will try your recipe for sure! Great website man. Thanks for sharing. I loved the pic of "Fish Goddess". Your Cone Head Craw is a killer pattern. Do you add a wire rib for additional weight and epoxy over the eyes/cone? I might have to order some for R&D. Add some rubber sili legs and it will only get better, not that it needs help! My carp was an incidental. I was throwing a chartreuse/white clouser for bass..... Glad to see other successful non-trout fly guys. It is catching on. Bass/stripers/smallies, etc., get a looksee at all the plastics, but rarely see naturals. Works for me. Again, great website.

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OC, Will try your recipe for sure! Great website man. Thanks for sharing. I loved the pic of "Fish Goddess". Your Cone Head Craw is a killer pattern. Do you add a wire rib for additional weight and epoxy over the eyes/cone? I might have to order some for R&D. Add some rubber sili legs and it will only get better, not that it needs help! My carp was an incidental. I was throwing a chartreuse/white clouser for bass..... Glad to see other successful non-trout fly guys. It is catching on. Bass/stripers/smallies, etc., get a looksee at all the plastics, but rarely see naturals. Works for me. Again, great website.

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Yeah, its tied on soft wire bent down a little at the tail to give it a humpback and a little tail shimmy. On average they run around 34-grains. No epoxy over the eyes anymore. Ruins the eye-shine. Old guy ties these for me 'cause I'm such a fumble-klutz and these are a little tricky. A lot of the work has to be done off-vise. I screwed up at least a half-dozen before I could send him a decent prototype model. Worth the hassle though, 'cause these are absolutely devastating on Smallmouth working on craws.

Send me your snail-mail addy at [email protected] and I'll send you one you can play with. If you have the steady hand and can master the hook-tie you'll be one up on me. That's the step that drove me nuts.

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