Carp flies

Catch more carp with these effective carp flies. Learn about the top fly patterns and techniques to improve your fly fishing success.
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Carp Crack

After seeing some of Jean Paul Lipton's (a.k.a. "the Roughfisher") fly patterns designed primarily for "underutilized species" ;) that he shared with the Fly Fish Ohio website, I had to tie up one of his "Carp Crack" wet flies.

Joseph Koziol
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Carp Flies: Tying the Carp Crab

When I began targeting common carp in my local rivers and creeks, I wanted to design a versatile pattern to imitate one of their major food items: crayfish. I was looking for it to be an easy tie with a lot of movement that incorporated some of my favorite materials like schlappen and UV chenille. At the time, I was tying a lot of saltwater patterns for bonefish and permit and I really liked a pattern out of the northeast by Dave Skok called the Diablo Crab. It featured schlappen to create…

Michael A