Tier: Mike Medina
State: Colorado, Denver
About: "Many people think that you shouldn't waste your time with suspended carp. The Huevos De La Muerte (Eggs of Death) changes that. Now, don't be afraid to throw them to feeding carp as well, but when you fish it weightless and let the fly sink slowly in front of negative cruising, sunning or suspended carp they really work. The take can be subtle and difficult to detect. One method is to watch the leader where it penetrates the water and when it twitches set the hook!"
Notes: Nobody ever told Mike he couldn't catch negative carp - so he just kept trying and trying. Now he catches more negative carp than anybody I know and these eggs are one of his secrets. As I mentioned in the swap announcement, last spring Barry Reynolds was confronted with some extremely large but negative carp and broke out his Huevos De La Meurte from last springs swap. The result? His personal best 37lb common carp. Mike has also hooked several grass carp on these eggs - particularly a version using pale green yarn.
- Hook: Eagle Claw Plain Shank All-Purpose Bait, size 10
- Thread: Black
- Body: Peach egg yarn.