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Carters Bug Variant
« on: July 12, 01:45PM »
Just took a shot at a Carters Bug, I know It's not the right shape but it will work, I hope  :-[
It's tied on a size 2 94840 by Mustad

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Re: Carters Bug Variant
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 10:22PM »
I've never tied one myself, but that's way too neat ;)  Shouldn't have any trouble floating though.

Here's a little info on the original: http://www.salmonflies.com/cartersdescription.htm
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Re: Carters Bug Variant
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 06:17AM »
Beauty Chris!

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Re: Carters Bug Variant
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 11:22AM »
This is in the wrong section , should be in the trout dries because i Lost 2 bows, 2 browns and 2 brookies all around 2-3 pounds on this baby last night, I'm definitely tying more of these!

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Re: Carters Bug Variant
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 11:57AM »
Great read Charles.

Chris- open the gape up with pliers or trim the bottom a lil bit. Otta increase landings
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Re: Carters Bug Variant
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 12:31PM »
Great read Charles.

Chris- open the gape up with pliers or trim the bottom a lil bit. Otta increase landings

bending the hook :( wouldnt that make it eaiser for the rise to get off?

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Re: Carters Bug Variant
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 01:14PM »
no. I do it on bugs and bombers. Just keep a tight line buddy
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Re: Carters Bug Variant
« Reply #7 on: July 23, 02:17PM »
Just keep a tight line buddy

thats my problem, should i try and get them on the reel or keep in on hand?

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Re: Carters Bug Variant
« Reply #8 on: July 23, 02:47PM »
I'm no expert by any means , but I think I would go by hand. Simply because I can react to the fish and retrieve line faster by hand than switching to cranking the handle. You can tell a "take" when wet fishing, you definitely should be able to tell when your fish is needing a little slack or tension in the line when fighting it.....just my 2 cents... ;D
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Re: Carters Bug Variant
« Reply #9 on: July 23, 03:28PM »
I loose most trout by trying to get them on the reel. Just strip
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Re: Carters Bug Variant
« Reply #10 on: July 23, 04:12PM »
I strip most trout in as well. Bigger fish I get em on the reel asap. When trying to transfer from stripping to reel, keep the rod at 9 oclock. That way you can lift and keep a tight line (if required) while getting the line on the reel...make sense?
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Re: Carters Bug Variant
« Reply #11 on: July 23, 08:05PM »
I understand, It was dark and I was a little excited about these huge fish haha

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Re: Carters Bug Variant
« Reply #12 on: July 23, 08:12PM »
WTG chris

great tip robbie
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Re: Carters Bug Variant
« Reply #13 on: July 23, 10:05PM »
Makes sense to me Robbie...great tip!
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Re: Carters Bug Variant
« Reply #14 on: July 25, 10:27AM »
If I can can't hold it just stripping he will get to the reel on his own , if it takes a run its easy enough to play it out and maintain tension til the strain comes to the drag. Don't hook all that many big ones but haven lost one yet that I had to let go to the reel.
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Re: Carters Bug Variant
« Reply #15 on: July 25, 01:52PM »
yea for trout I only wish one would take me to the reel

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Re: Carters Bug Variant
« Reply #16 on: July 25, 03:46PM »
One of the best dry flies out there IMO,salmon cannot resist coming to at least look at this fly when dead drifted .Often in fall when the water is still warm enough to dry fly fish I will get trout takes on the swing at the end of a drift..have had this happen with salar once or twice as well.Easily the best locater for salmon of all the dries I use.