Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Carp Carrot by Mr. P

Sorry for the big gap in posting as of late. I just recently lost my job at the local hospital where I work. On a good note, I bought an engagement ring! : D It was funny because I bought it on the day that I was let go. Yes, I have no money but I will spend hundreds of dollars on a ring for my girlfriend. Fancy that. : )

So, because I have had time on my hands, I decided to try to tie some more flies. I saw that Mr. P, an excellent carp fly fisherman from Washington state has created a fly called the carp carrot. So, I decided to tie a dozen in a few different hook sizes, 6, 8, and 10 to be specific. Here are some pictures of what I used. Everything is from Cabela's so you can grab it off their site. Here is the link to the original post from Mr. P. I am in no way, shape, or form trying to copy him or his work. I am merely showing you so you can share the joy of his work. So, without any further ado, here's how I tied the infamous carp carrot.

The recepie straight from Mr. P's blog:

Thread: black or orange
Tiemco: 3769 sizes 6-10
Tiemco 5262 sizes 6-8
Bead: brass beads, tungsten beads, and dumbbell eyes in black, brass, nickel, and copper colors etc.
Body: orange yarn wrapped tightly or orange dubbin
Hackle: yellow pheasant rump

Dubbing. You can also use orange chenille for the body.

Showing what color orange to get.

Yellow hackle. There was no yellow pheasant rump so I had to settle for this.

Fly head cement. Self explanatory.

This Ultra GSP 200-Denier thread is crazy strong. O_O Although it does lose its color quickly, sadly. Use other thread if you don't want color thread loss.

Super glue.

I used these from Cabela's because the guy suggested them over the weighted eyes but use the nickle eyes and NOT these. These do not provide enough weight making them useless on a heavier rod. : (

Streamer hooks I got for an extremely inexpensive price on eBay.

First, wrap your thread, whether black or orange around the hook from the eye to the shank. You can also tie on the eyes first if you so desire.

Apply the dubbing back to the eye of the hook. I tried tying the eyes on last. It make work for you that you want to tie them on first but to each their own.

Top view.

Tie on the eyes unless, like I said, you want to tie them on first.

Depending on the size of the hook, don't use as much hackle. A little does go a long way!

Tie the hackle on between the eyes and secure it then wrap it around the back of the eyes going with the thread wraps.

Tie the hackle off, snip the excess, glue the eyes in place with the super glue and dab it careful not to mess with the hackle. You can also use the head cement. I use both. Whip finish the thread, snip it, and you're done!

So, there you have it. If you followed my directions, you have just tied Mr. P's carp carrot. Try it out. Trust me, you'll like it. He's pretty much a legend. : )

1 comment:

  1. Great job on the tying instructions Samuel. Thanks for the link.

    Congratulations on your engagement and your new job!