Sunday, July 8, 2012

Big C 2012 Frantic Prep

Oh yeah baby.  Going back to the Big C (Columbia River) with John Montana from Carp On The Fly on Thursday.  Hoping to get me a whole lotta this:


And who knows, maybe some o that:


But first I gotta do up bunches and bunches of the others:


Soft-Hackles carp flies in a variety of weights and sizes:




Except one of these is not like the others.  Eventually boredom kicks in whenever I tie up a bunch of the same thing and something different just flows off the vice.  I have no control over the impulse.  For now we will call it a rubber soft-hackle.  As per Fly-Carpin policy it gets a goofy name if and when it proves it's mettle.  Between you and me I already have a good one picked out so here is hoping.


7 comments:

  1. That'll fish. All of those flies are money.

    And good lord was that fish a pig. I remember holding that monster...let's get some more like that!

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  2. When I looked up your rod was bucking like 4 feet on every head-shake then I think, "wow that is a big fish" and then had to look back down to unhook that "other" fish and when I look back up a couple of minutes later (NOT 45!) you had what looked like an elephant in your net. I will never forget it was one of my favorite fishing moments ever.

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  3. Nice. Those flies look great. What hook are you using on those? Man, can't wait to hear the reports from you guys about this trip.

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  4. Those will fly! I've yet to put mine to the test well, but I always intend to. Gosh, the Big C isn't that far away from me, but neither is Blackfoot Res. Anyway, cool new tie and can't wait for the reports.

    Gregg

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  5. I'm super jealous and can't wait to hear how you boys do! I know you will get into some, hopefully a few 20+lbrs make an appearance..

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  6. My guess is the Gamagatsu SL45 bone fish hook Ty. Too expensive for me but I quess the very best chassis for most carp flies.

    Gregg

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