Tier: Bennet Muraski
State: Kansas City, Missouri
Notes: I 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!
- 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!