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McTage’s McLuvin Carp Fly Video

McTage’s McLuvin Carp Fly Tying Video Instructions

This fly has the same unique rocking action as the Trouser Worm with a sparse but buggy soft-hackle profile.  The sparse profile and delicate micro-pine squirrel allow the fly to get down (particularly with a loop knot) without requiring too much weight and the base design of this fly will use a brass bead instead of tungsten.  This allows for a more delicate presentation in medium depths and/or moderate current.  It is probably slightly too heavy for long-range ultra-shallow still-water applications but will work at moderate range using indirect presentations such as a drag and drop.  It is also too light for heavy current, which will require substituting a tungsten bead

McTage’s McLuvin Carp Fly Materials List

  • Hook:  # 8 Tiemco 2457
  • Thread:  140 denier burnt orange Ultra-Thread
  • Bead:  3.25mm black brass bead
  • Eyes:  #6 stainless bead-chain
  • Tail:   Brown micro-pine squirrel
  • Body:  Rust Free-Range Dubbing
  • Collar:  Small brown Hungarian Partridge
  • Head:  Pink Shrimp UV Dub

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