Thursday, February 6, 2014

2014 Fly Swap: Annear's Mr. Wiggles

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Tier: Luke Annear
State: Madison, Wisconsin

About:  "This fly, in two colors and three weights, takes up the largest portion of my carp box.  Developed from a Carp Candy, a soft-hackle was substituted for the zonker wing (or beard) of the original. I eventually settled on a hook and other materials that I liked best.  I fish a heavy version of this fly a lot on small rivers, on nearly a slow swing, and drag and drop it on anything with little to no current, twitching as needed." 

Notes:  Luke lives in Madison Wisconsin, a paradise of flyfishing. With driftless area spring creeks all around him (including his back yard) and world class pike, musky and small mouth water all within a day trip, Luke decides to target carp. And he does it well. Luke was this year's champion of the Orvis Madison Carp Tournament. Also, Dan once slept on his couch.  

Recipe:
  • Hook: Gamakatsu SL45 #8
  • Thread: Black 6/0
  • Eyes: Back bead-chain eyes
  • Tail: Generous pinch of barred, crawfish orange rabbit zonker
  • Body: Brown Hare's Wiggle Dub in dubbing loop
  • Ribbing: Medium copper wire
  • Hackle: Brown brahma hen neck hackle
  • Head: finished of with tight noodle of wiggle dub (sans rubber) figure-eighted around the eyes.




3 comments:

  1. Rabbit and a soft hackle, hard to beat.

    Gregg

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  2. I tie an olive version of this fly using olive variant rabbit, olive brown wiggle dub, and olive partridge and it is one of the most deadly flies I have ever used on carp here in South Dakota. It is a very accurate dragonfly nymph imitation. Thanks for sharing Luke!

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