Saturday, May 19, 2012

Carp-Stew, Now in Technicolor

A good friend recently asked for a favor.  Seems he fancied a bunch of carp-stews but thought the color options could use some sprucing up.  Tis true, I started boring with my color selections and have pretty much stuck with comfortable.  I suppose orange, rust and olive does not a full arsenal make.

I wish I had a better color for the legs / belly on the otherwise very cool looking grey combo but am pretty pleased with what I worked up.

Carp-Stew carp flies in a variety of colors

Carp-Stew carp flies in a variety of colors


Of course now that I look back at it I didn't really stretch myself much there.  These color combos came out really great looking but hardly outrageous.  Except for maybe that yellow one.  Yeah, that one is feeling pretty bold, even with Nate's Mello Yellow making waves.   Big outing tomorrow, better get some of those tied up for myself.

15 comments:

  1. Just got em today...absolute Money! Thanks man! I owe you...

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    1. Any day now and you guys will be in carp nirvana. So pumped to hear about it.

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  2. These look great-- love that buggy dubbing

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    1. Its about as buggy as buggy gets thats for sure!

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  3. those look sugar coated. very sweet.

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    1. I almost ate the yellow one myself when it came off the vice.

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  4. Good looking patterns McTage.

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    1. Thanks Mr. P. Not many better judges of good lookin patterns than P.

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  5. Partial to the yellow one as well. Nice thing you have, good work!

    Gregg

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    1. I didnt get around to trying the yellow. Now I REALLY need to get around to it after you told me about the splitting rubber floss trick.

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    1. Thanks Dave. Hope the carpin is going good out there!

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  7. Nice. Still kinda partial to the orange and rust, but dang those are some good looking bugs all around.

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    1. Well, I am kinda partial to that one too. The olive was doing the best this spring until just recently but things have switched big-time and the orange/rust has been dominant in the river at least.

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  8. Love them.... I have been a bit bored with my own tying lately and needed to shake it up. This past weekend I had two bruisers eat a high viz orange backstabber that looks like absolutely nothing in nature... go figure.

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