... The Mercury Black Beauty Midge is indispensable during the winter months! @patdorseyflyfishing#tailwaterjunkie • Recipe: Hook: Tiemco 101 (18-22) Bead: Silver-lined glass bead (extra small) Thread: UTC 70 Black Body: UTC 70 Black, Flashabou Pearl Rib: Extra Fine copper wire Thorax: Superfine dubbing Black
Last weeks Friday Fly and the Cod opening was a bit of a wash out in Canberra, so this week I blew the cobwebs off by chasing a few Carp in Lake Burley Griffin. It didn't take long to find plenty of Carp feeding around the edges and they weren't very fussy. Small Fuzzle Buggers and Orange Sporks worked great with a 'draw and drop' presentation where you cast past your target and draw the fly back into position to drop in front of the fish. Jump over to my website (link in bio) for the blog post and fly pattern 🍻 #createafly#flytying#flyfishing#carpfly#fridayfly#tgif
Pitch black Mousey McMouseface. Beauty is in the details!
Tied using the very versatile Fish Skull 25mm articulated shank from the great people at @flymenfishingco. For the middle section I'm using a 1/0 hook, and for the tail I have a size 10 stinger. The eyes are Fish Skull as well. I also added a weed guard to the middle section. No bass, pike, or brown trout will be safe next summer after dark! I can't wait to chuck these near some banks.
A variation of the original ‘Blue Elver’. The original is one of my all time favourites loch flies. It was always the top producing fly whilst I was working up in the #hebrides at #grimerstalodge. I only had a few feathers left, so I decided to tie up a monster Sunray for the Spring. 🎣👍