Carey Special

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Carey Special

Post by DarrellP » Sat Jun 25, 2022 10:58 pm

Tied on a size 8 straight eyed hook. Photo quality is not great. Pheasant rump tail and hackle
Peacock herl body
Copper wire rib
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Re: Carey Special

Post by letumgo » Sun Jun 26, 2022 4:24 am

That pattern has caught a lot of fish for me. Nicely done.
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Re: Carey Special

Post by DarrellP » Sun Jun 26, 2022 10:06 am

Lately I have been tying them with hackle that isca touch longer. My most productive fly in still water.
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Re: Carey Special

Post by letumgo » Sun Jun 26, 2022 12:54 pm

Do you lengthen the tail fibers as well? I've had really good luck with longer pheasant tail fibers for the tail, and a hackle wrapped at the back. (variation of the CS pattern)
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Re: Carey Special

Post by DarrellP » Sun Jun 26, 2022 10:12 pm

Not really. I tie the hackle tips even with the tail.
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Re: Carey Special

Post by letumgo » Mon Jun 27, 2022 4:54 am

Okay. Thanks. I will try some this way too. ;)
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Re: Carey Special

Post by Terrestrial12 » Mon Jun 27, 2022 7:08 am

Another favorite fly of mine. They are so fun to tie and so versatile. In 14-10 they make a great dragon/damsel fly nymph. I tie them in about a 6 or 4 for farm pond bass. Sometimes I'll tie them with jungle cock eyes or even omit the hackle tail and tie in a red wool tag. Here is my rendition. I hope this thread blows up!
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Re: Carey Special

Post by DarrellP » Mon Jun 27, 2022 10:13 am

I tied some with maroon chenille and black pheasant rump, which did not do much. I bought some ostrich herl to try.

Has anyone used the original groundhog body?
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Re: Carey Special

Post by DarrellP » Tue Jun 28, 2022 11:47 am

Carey tribe
In reverse order. Because I am not good with my phone.

Six pack with yellow dyed Pheasant rump for tail, body and hackle, copper wire rib. The feathers were burned.

Gray Ostrich herl body, copper wire rib, natural pheasant rump hackle and tail

Black pheasant rump, Black Ostrich Herl, silver wire rib.
#10 2x long streamer hook.
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Re: Carey Special

Post by letumgo » Tue Jun 28, 2022 8:40 pm

Marvelous set of variations. Every one of them looks highly effective! Kudos…I’d borrow flies from you both, any day… :twisted: ;)
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