Blue River Fly Classic

Blue River Fly Classic
A One Pattern Fly Event

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The New Carpola Charlie Kicks!

Tied up a new version of the Carpola Charlie fly this afternoon - olive and orange. Took it to Rock Creek and gave it a test drive. Started off with the original Carpola in olive and white and landed one, but the rest of the action came on the new version. I did learn one thing however. I left the legs on the olive and orange and little long and three carp came to the fly and felt the legs with their barbules and just stared at it. After cutting the legs the same length of the marabou, the action heated up.


Doug Rorer said...

Can you post the recipe for the Carpola Charlie? Looks like a blast!

Barry said...

Real simple Doug. Basically tied like a Clouser. Size 8 streamer hook. Chain bead for eyes tied on top of hook shank to make hook point ride up in the column. Select two colors of marabou, in this case orange and olive. Use the color of thread to match the marabou you will tie in first (orange). Tie in two strands of rubber legs behind bead eyes and wrap thread backward to curve of hook. Tie in two or three strands of gold flashabou. Advance thread back to bead eyes. Wrap flashabou up to bead eyes and tie off. Tie in orange marabou between bead eyes and eye of hook. Wrap thread behind bead eyes and capture orange marabou with one loose wrap then bring thread back in front of bead eyes. Capture olive marabou and then make thread wraps between bead eyes and eye of hook. Whip finish. Go fish.