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Top Carp Flies Fly Tying Videos

Top Carp Flies Fly Tying Videos

Catching Carp On The Fly is no easy task, and you need the right fly for the job.  Carp are incredibly wary creatures and very picky eaters.  Matching a Carp’s food forage is important to catching Carp On The Fly.  Carp Flies most often imitate small crayfish, leeches and large aquatic insects.  All which are common in most Carp Lakes and Rivers.  Below are a few Fly Tying Videos for the Best Carp Flies on the market!

Common Craw Carp Fly

The Common Craw is one buggy little Carp Fly!  The Common Craw was developed for picky carp on the South Platte River in Denver.  The Common Craw is a fairly heavy fly, this is why it works so well in the river.  The Common Craw sinks quickly and stays on the bottom, right where the Carp want it!  The Common Craw is made of supple materials, which allows it to move and breath in the water.  This one great Carp Fly.  Give it a try!

Common Craw Fly Tying Recipe:
(Purchase the fly tying materials online by clicking the links)
Hook: Gamakastu SL45 #04 or #08 Tiemco Black 2499SP >>
Thread: Olive UTC 140>>
Weight: .020 Lead Wire>>
Eyes: Medium Red Painted Dumbell Eyes>>
Tail: 1 Plume Olive and 1 Plume Black Marabou>>
Body: Natural, Orange, or Red Zonker Pink Squirrel >>
Thorax: Peacock Herl>>
Head: Peacock Herl>>

Barry’s Carp Fly

Barry’s Carp Fly is one of the standards in carp flies.  Barry’s Carp Fly imitates a juvenile crayfish, which is perfect prey for giant Common Carp.  Barry’s Carp Fly is a must have when chasing Carp On The Fly.  Barry’s Carp Fly has the perfect profile and just the amount of weight needed to get the fly down and on the bottom.  Barry’s Carp Fly rides hook up and is meant to be twitched and stripped, while remaining on the bottom.  This is no easy fly to tie, it is more difficult than it looks.  But with a little practice, even an intermediate fly tier can tackle it.

Barry’s Carp Fly Tying Materials Recipe:
(Purchase the fly tying materials online by clicking the links)
Hook: #06 Tiemco 200R >>
Thread: FL. Orange UTC 140 >>
Eyes: Medium Black Brass Eyes >>
Tail: Brown Rabbit Zonker >>
Casing: Black FINO Skin >>
Rib: 4X or 3X Clear Mono >>
Body: Burnt Orange, Claret or Brown Angora Goat Dub Dubbing >>
Thorax: Body: Burnt Orange, Claret or Brown Angora Goat Dub Dubbing >>
Legs: Tan Grizzly Soft Hackle >>

Barry’s Carp Bitter

Barry’s Carp Bitter is a killer carp fly!  Barry has put a lot of time and effort into testing and developing this fly in Colorado.  Barry’s Carp Bitter was develop on the South Platte River in Denver, specifically for Carp On The Fly.  Barry’s Carp Bitter can be tied in Olive, Rusty, Brown, Claret and my favorite color Mango!  Barry’s Carp Bitter has the right profile, weight, wiggle and color to fool picky carp.  Give it a shot!

Barry’s Carp Bitter Fly Tying Recipe:
(Purchase the fly tying materials online by clicking the links)
Hook: #04-06 Gamakatsu SL45
Eyes: Black Medium Beadchain Eyes >>
Thread: FL Fire Orange UTC 140 >>
Tail: Golden Brown Grizzly Marabou >>
Legs: Orange Barred and Speckled Crazy Legs >>
Body: Cream and Orange Mixed Angora Goat Dub Dubbing >>
Collar: Tan Grizzly Soft Hackle >>
Head: Cream and Orange Mixed Angora Goat Dub Dubbing >>

Clouser Swimming Nymph

The Clouser Swimming Nymph is the perfect carp pattern.  The Clouser Swimming Nymph just has a certain “buggyness” to it that carp cannot resist.  The Swimming Nymph was designed to imitate a juvenile crayfish, which are easy prey for carp.  The Clouser Swimming Nymph was engineered around movement and weight.  The rabbit tail and legs ungulate in the water.  It requires little movement in order to trigger the bit.  The Clouser Swimming Nymph will move and pulse while just sitting on the bottom.  The weighted body is the perfect amount of weight.  Just enough to get the fly to the bottom, but not so much that it hits the water like a ton of bricks.  The Clouser Swimming Nymph remains to be a standard among carp fisherman.

Clouser Swimming Nymph Fly Tying Recipe:
(Purchase the fly tying materials online by clicking the links)
Hook: #04-10 Tiemco 200R>>
Weight: .020 Lead Wire>>
Thread: Cream UTC 70>>
Tail: Tan Zonker Rabbit Strip>>
Tail2: Krystal Flash>>
Body: Dubbing from Hares Mask>>
Rib: Gold French Tinsel>>
Casing: Peacock Herl>>
Thorax: Dubbing from Hares Mask>>
Legs: Partridge>>

Backstabber Carp Fly

The Backstabber Carp Fly is quickly becoming the most popular commercially tied carp fly.  A creation of Jay Zimmerman, the Backstabber is a great stillwater carp fly.  The Backstabber can be tied in several different colors and sizes.  The most commonly used colors are brown, black, olive and wine.  The Backstabber is made to imitate a small crayfish or leech.  Both are a main forage for carp.

Backstabber Carp Fly Recipe:
(Purchase the fly tying materials online by clicking the links)
Hook: #08-04 Tiemco 2499SP>> or Gamakatsu SL45
Thread: Olive UTC 140>>
Eyes: Nickel Brass Eyes>>
Body: Dubbing from Hares Mask>>
Tail: Brown Marabou>>
Collar: Hen or Partridge>>

Barr’s Spork Carp Fly

The Barr’s Spork Carp Fly is a great carp fly invented by fly tying legend, John Barr.  The Spork is currently commercially tied in two main colors, Rusty and Black.  These are not the only colors that the Spork can be tied in.  Orange, Olive and Chartreuse are also proven effective variations.  The Spork is designed to ride hook up with the addition of the beadchain eyesLead eyes can be added for extra weight.  The Rusty Spork is a great carp fly for both rivers and lakes!

Barr’s Spork Carp Fly Tying Recipe:
(Purchase the fly tying materials online by clicking the links)
Hook: #06-08 Tiemco 2457 >>
Thread: Brown UTC 70 >>
Eyes: Gold Medium or Large Beadchain Eyes >>
Tail: Rusty Brown Woolly Bugger Marabou >>
Legs: White Medium Round Rubber Legs >>
Rib: Copper Small Wire >>
Body1: Medium Root Beer Cactus Chenille >>
Body2: Natural Brown Woolly Bugger Hackle >>

Egan’s Heastand Carp Fly

The Egan’s Headstand was invented by Lance Egan and continues to be a stable carp fly through the country.  The Headstand Carp Fly was designed to ride hook up, making for better hook sets and more life like appeal.  The Headstand can be tied in many different colors, but the Rust and Chartreuse are the only commercially available colors.  It can also be tied in Black, Olive, Orange and Brown.

Headstand Carp Fly Tying Recipe:
(Purchase the fly tying materials online by clicking the links)
Hook: #08 Tiemco 2457 >>
Eyes: Silver Medium Bead Chain Eyes >>
Thread: Tan UTC 70 >>
Tail: Tan Fox Hair >>
Body1: Rust Hareline Dubbing >>
Body2: Brown Hackle >>
Rib: Copper Small Wire >>
Legs: Pumpkin Barred Crazy Legs >>
Collar: Peacock Sword >>
Head: Orange Trilobal STS Dubbing >>

Near Nuff Crayfish Carp Fly

The Near Nuff Crayfish is a super realistic crayfish pattern that works on Smallmouth Bass, Common Carp, Trout and Largemouth Bass.  The Near Nuff Crayfish is such a versatile pattern and can be tied in many different colors and variations.  The Near Nuff Crayfish is one of my go to carp flies, when I need a heavy crayfish pattern that gets down quick.  The Near Nuff Crayfish is also a favorite among many for Smallmouth Bass as well.  The Near Nuff Crayfish can be fished on the strip, on the drop or twitched on the bottom.  Either way, it catches fish!

Near Nuff Crayfish Fly Tying Recipe:
(Purchase the fly tying materials online by clicking the links)
Hook: #04-08 Tiemco 5263 >>
Thread: Dark Brown UTC 140 >>
Lead Eyes: Black and Red Pupil Pseudo Eyes >>
Antenna1: Black Life Flex >>
Antenna2: Pearl Krystal Flash >>
Antenna3: Pumpkin Barred and Speckled Crazy Legs >>
Realistic Eyes: Black Epoxy Mono Eyes >>
Mouth Parts: Tan Zonker Rabbit >>
Claws: Crawfish Orange India Hen Back >>
Body1: Nearnuff Crayfish Nat. Orange Dave Whitlock SLF Dubbing >>
Body2: Hot Orange Grizzly Soft Hackle >>
Tail: Tan Zonker Rabbit >>

Carp Soft Hackle Fly

Soft Hackle Flies for carp are a well kept secret.  Not many anglers think of using soft hackle nymphs and emergers for carp.  The Soft Hackle Carp Fly is an incredibly effective carp pattern.  Especially during the early spring and fall months.  The normal forage of crayfish become dormant during these months and bugs, worms and small prey make up the majority of the carp’s diet.

Carp Soft Hackle Fly Tying Recipe:
(Purchase the fly tying materials online by clicking the links)
Hook: #08-10 Gamakatsu SL45>>
Thread: Olive UTC 70>>
Tail: Ring Neck Pheasant Rump>>
Body: Pheasant Tail>>
Rib: Red Small Wire>>
Thorax: Peacock Ice Dub Dubbing>>
Hackle: Ring Neck Pheasant Rump>>

Swimming Carp Fly

The Swimming Carp Fly is a great stillwater and river Carp Fly.  The rabbit used on the Swimming Carp Fly, pulses and ungulates when stripped.  The legs on the front of the fly also add to the movement of the fly.  The Swimming Carp Fly can be tied in Rust or Tan, with Rust being the most popular color.  The Swimming Carp Fly imitates a small juvenile crayfish, perfect prey for a hungry Carp!  The Swimming Carp Fly is a must have when chasing Carp On The Fly!

Swimming Carp Fly Tying Recipe:
(Purchase the fly tying materials online by clicking the links)
Hook: #04-08 Tiemco 200R >>
Thread: Olive UTC 140 >>
Tail: Rust Rabbit Zonker >>
Body: Rust Hareline Dubbing >>
Casing: Buggy Brown Medallion Sheeting >>
Legs: Crawfish Orange Crosscut Rabbit Strip >>
Legs: Orange Barred and Speckled Crazy Legs >>

Want to learn more about Carp On The Fly?  Check out the following articles:
Carp Leader and Tippet >>
The 10 Carp Commandments >>
Why are Carp So Hard To Catch >>
Why Fly Fish for Carp >>
What is Urban Fishing all About >>
Choosing the Right Carp Fly >>

2 Responses to Top Carp Flies Fly Tying Videos

  1. This was especially desired by many of us in the carping world, good on you for helping lift the status of this great gamefish.

    Gregg

  2. I have watched a couple of these tyings and they are very good – tying in real time with everything shown including unwrapping and re-wrapping again.
    They do not resemble the Carp flies I tie – they are comprised of deer hair and float amongst the dog biscuits! However, I am going to try some of the pattrens shown and maybe adapt for Trout, and Carp when the weather warms up.

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