There has been a lot going on in the fly tying arena with trout season at Blue River this year.
Currently there is a fly swap taking place and then of course we have the 1st Annual One Fly contest taking place in March on Blue River.
Most currently there is a rather good discussion on midge patterns and how these creatures (the real bugs) can drive us nuts trying to figure out how to match them.
All of this talk about flies is with regards to trout.
However, last week in the mail I received a most delightful surprise in the form of four Sucker Punch carp flies tied my friend and fellow caster of fur and feather Kevin Harris. Kevin tied up four of these patterns and two were for me to use with the other two for Charlie.
I've read about the Sucker Punch over the last two years and I want to say the pattern was developed by a man named Dave Speer down Texas way. I think the pattern is tied with different colored legs, but, I like this particular color that Kevin used because one thing I've noticed is that carp like orange.
I gave Charlie his two patterns yesterday and have mine safely tucked away in the ol' carp fly box. All we need now is a little more warm weather, a little more rain, and we'll be in business in our conversations with carp.