Tuesday, February 18, 2014

2014 Fly Swap: Muraski's Heebie Jeebies

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Tier: Bennet Muraski
State: Kansas City, Missouri

About:  "I designed this fly for spooky carp found on the shallow flats of a local Kansas lake. A slightly buoyant wing and Sili-Legs on the underside of the fly were designed to ensure that even without weight, the fly would ride hook point up throughout the light stripping and delicate presentations of the flats. I have had great success with this pattern fishing it on a lightly presented on a short drag-and-drop presentation. Although it was designed for stillwaters, I find myself using it on the river for spooky fish more and more often. I hope you all enjoy it!"

NotesI caught my first carp on the fly at 12 years old, just beginning to cast past my feet. The fish had my heart hammering for half an hour after releasing it, and from the moment I watched it swim away I was HOOKED. Here I am five years later, and still chasing tail on my local urbanized rivers. Carp are by far my favorite species to fish for because of the challenge and slim margin for error that these fish give you. No two days on the water for me are alike, and that is perhaps my favorite part of the chase. And then there is the fight... Like some say, "The tug is the drug!
Recipe:
  • Hook:  Gamakatsu SL45 Bonefish hook
  • Thread: Black 6/0 UNI
  • Tail: Squirrel body fur
  • Body: specially blended rust dubbing
  • Underwing: Tan Sow-Scud dubbing
  • Wing: Elk hair
  • Head: Afore mentioned dubbing!

8 comments:

  1. The man gets it .... great entry.

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    1. One of my favorite flies of the swap so far JM

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  2. But in all seriousness. That thing is badass

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  3. Little bit of a bitter there, can't beat that! Nice tie, and yes Zach, an extremely joyous one.

    Gregg

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  4. I've just downloaded iStripper, so I can have the sexiest virtual strippers on my desktop.

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