The Primordial Carp Stew has been one of my most productive carp flies since I originally wrote about it almost three years ago. The laterally flattened profile seems to appeal to carp and the rub-a-dub body has great action.
How good is the action? Take a look:
In 2011 I was using three basic color combinations: A rust, olive and grey. In the years since I have found the olive and rust to be the most productive. In particular the olive seems to be very flexible and it seems to be mistaken for many food sources including crayfish, leaches and even larger nymphs.
Color Combos: The Olive and Rust are my go-to color combos but I have had success with several.