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4 Eyed Black Betty

The Black Betty is a variant of the Carp Carrot by Jim Pankiewicz which is an adaptation of the Carrot Nymph by Anvil Tartus. I tie this lighter variation with a set of 4 bead chain eyes to help the fly sit hook up. With the lead eyes, the fly has enough weight to turn hook up, but the bead chain version doesn’t alway hold true. the extra eyes help fix this.

4 Eyed Black Betty Carp Fly Recipe

Hook: Carp hook #4 http://ebay.to/2t5a273
Thread: 6/0 Black
Eyes: Black 3.2mm bead chain (4 balls) etsy.me/2t2CfLz
Tail: Silicone tab skirt black
Rib: Brassie wire black
Body: Peacock herl
Hackle: Black hen
Head: Black Peacock Diamond Dubbing

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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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