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Brasshawk Carp Fly by Piscator Flies

The Brasshawk carp fly pattern was designed by Texas tyer and guide Danny Scarborough. This fly is great for targeting carp in the shallows, 1-4 ft. I added a little extra weight behind the eyes with a couple strips of lead, but you could also make this fly heavier with lead or brass barbell eyes.

Brasshawk Carp Fly Recipe

Hook: Talon 8346 #4
Thread: Black 6/0
Tail: Gray squirrel tail
Body: Olive soft wire medium
Eyes: 3.2mm Black nickel bead chain
Carapace: Peacock herl
Thorax: Bronze-olive Diamon Dubbing
Legs: Silicone bass skirt

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Holographic Bloodworm

The Holographic Blood worm is a stillwater trout fly I’ve been tying for over a decade. It can be fished in lakes under a strike indicator, or on a longer leader. I like to fish the fly over muddy bottomed ponds and lakes where I expect the chironomid larva to be.

Holographic Bloodworm Fly Recipe

Hook: Mustad C49s #10-18
Bead: Black 1/8”
Thread: Red 6/0 match to body
Body: Red holographic tinsel
Rib: Fine copper wire
Thorax: Peacock herl

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X1 Minnow Brookie for Pike and Bass

This is an updated version of my X1 Minnow in the Brookie color. I have several other colors for both fresh and saltwater. The hair I use on the fly is called either Widow’s Web (MFC) or Congo Hair (http://www.flytyersdungeon.com/Materials/Chart_Congo_Hair.htm) but there are many products on the market similar. FTD has a nice selection of colors for quite reasonable prices.

X1 Minnow Brookie Fly Recipe

Hook: Mustad S71SNP-DT #2/0-4
Thread: Olive 6/0
Weight: 0.030 lead
Body: Pearl Flashabou
Belly: Orange Congo Hair
Lateral Line: Light pink Flashabou
Wing: Dark green Congo Hair
Throat: Chartreuse Laser Dubbing
Head: Olive dubbing w/ copper flash
Eyes: Gold 3D eyes

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