Thursday, January 30, 2014

2014 Fly Swap: Beve's Carp Nymph

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Tier: Luke Bever
State: Colorado, Denver

About:  "Most carp flies are heavily weighted, which is good in most cases. However, I have run into situations where a big heavy fly spooks fish nearly every time. I wanted a small durable fly that was light and would land softly when fish are in shallow. This one seems to do the trick. I like to tie the marabou tail long for as much action as possible and a stiff hackle helps with a soft landing. This is my go-to pattern on the Denver South Platte when the water is low and clear." 

Notes:  Luke has been guiding in Colorado since 2000. He now works for Freestone Outfitters as well as North Fork Ranch. He's fished in three Carp Slam Tournaments and hopes to participate in many more.
  • Hook:  TMC 3761 #10
  • Bead: 5/32 tungsten
  • Tail and Body:   ginger marabou, medium vinyl rib brown
  • Thorax: brown scud back, light olive fine dubbing
  • Hackle:  brown saddle feather
  • Thread: danvilles waxed monocord orange


  1. Replies
    1. Particularly if you fish in a river. The South Platte is this flies destiny.

  2. This fly would CRUSH on my little river. Great pattern!


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