I have been thinking for some time that I need another version or two of my head-stand carp flies. My head-stand worm is very interesting in that I often get takes on the strip. That was the intention of the design - to have a worm pattern that was more flexible in the presentation. Still, I am a little surprised. After all, how often does a carp see a red worm swimming along in a rocking, bouncing motion? Obviously this is more of an attractor / strike trigger response and I attribute it to the action rather than the overall worminess of the fly. Perhaps I can get even more takes on the strip if I combine that action with a little more body and a crayfishy color scheme.
I will publish recipes if / when the design(s) get finalized and catch carp but at first glance what do people think? Any winners? Any ideas? I am thinking of some combination from #1 and #3.
Off-topic, I am really digging what I can do with my underwater camera now that I am getting the hang of it. Keep tuned, I am going to try and make under-water videos of the drop and strip behavior of a bunch of carp flies.