Monday, July 10, 2006



This little sucker has been deadly of late. I have been fishing it mainly in a size 12.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Looks tasty
WT

Anonymous said...

Can you post the recipe?

john montana said...

it is pretty simple. olive marabou tail, olive ostrich herl body, mottled rubber legs, grizzly hackle palmered forward, and a 4-6 strands of peacock herl as a shellback. I tie them all with dumbell eyes to help the sink rate. not much to it, but it works well!

Anonymous said...

what kind of hooks do you generally use on your ties

thanks for the recipe

john montana said...

standard nymph hooks...i prefer tiemco but picked up around 10,000 dai richis in an estate sale this winter so i'm using those. i tie this one in 10s and 12s, and tie a version with an oragne tail and brown body in 6s and 10s.

MN Justin said...

I should post my crawdaddy pattern, but I'm not as ready to give it up as you are here... pretty generous of you. That is a cool fly you picture in this post - my 4-4 pattern is modeled after your fly, so I can't really say I own the pattern. I think I'll name it that though 4-4.

john montana said...

put up a picture j...the pattern only gets a guy partway there...catching a carp on the fly is about a lot more than the pattern. at least email me a pic!

ER said...

What kind of retrieve do you use, and do the fish usually take the fly on the drop?

john montana said...

i concentrate on getting the fly to sink within a foot of the fish's mouth. they usually ease forward as soon as it hits bottom. this fly has worked well for cruisers and fish that are in the middle of weed beds as well. i just get it in front of them, and they usually eat it before i can start a retrieve. carp fishing to me is 100% sight fishing, so the retrieve is less important than an initial, accurate presentation.

MajorGeek said...

No wire rib to protect that hackle and herl from those vicious carp teeth?

Anonymous said...

Your are Nice. And so is your site! Maybe you need some more pictures. Will return in the near future.
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MajorGeek said...

10s and 12s? That seems so small. I'm tying some tonight. No ostrich herl, but I have some olive chinelle.

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