The fly swap submissions are flowing in steadily now. Here are couple more.
The first couple are from Josh Rinehart in Texas. He uses these completely un-weighted patterns for super shallow Texas reservoir carp. Evidently he needs flies that land as lightly as possible with a nearly neutral buoyancy to stay out of shallow weed-beds. These remind me in principle of the un-weighted black leach patterns my friend Mike Medina uses to deadly effect for similar reasons.
|Josh Rinehart's Soft-Shoe Carp Fly|
It must be obvious that graft and corruption rule this swap because Josh sent in some extra flies for "testing" as well. A McLuvin variant he calls the Roo:
Meanwhile Kevin Frank from the blog Feather Chucker sent in a fly that he calls the DamCraw. He was going for a hybrid between a dragon fly nymph and crayfish when he worked this one up. It has a very heavily and dubbed body that is soft and squishy with marabou tail and collar. The dubbing he is using is some sweet custom stuff from warmfly.com.
|Kevin Frank's DamCraw|