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Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Tying the "Carrot Nymph" with Davie McPhail

This week Davie McPhail ties a "Carrot Nymph".
An original form of this fly was listed under the section for panfish flies in Skip Morris' "The Art of Tying The Bass Fly" (ISBN 1-57188-076-3), where Morris elaborates; "For bluegills, I've long fished the Carrot Nymph just under the surface on a floating line, usually in the shallows, around cover. But I've done well with it down on a sinking line. It is simple and deadly."
Similar flies from Fulling Mill include the Andrzejs Hi-VisPink Hot Spot, and The French Nymph. These flies are excellent when deployed as the anchor point in a European Nymphing set-up.

All of the materials needed to tie this fly are available from Glasgow Angling Centre as listed below, but as always if you need any help finding materials or substitutes then we'll be happy to help. Without further ado, here's the master at work.



Materials Used:

Thorax: Davie uses Peacock Bronze Diamond-Brite Dubbing, this can be substituted for several others such as Spirit River - Lite-Brite Fire Fox Peacock 

Davie's preferred type of whip finish tool can be found HERE!

Representing Fulling Mill Davie will be in attendance at the Fishing Megastore Open Weekend, along with many the other stars of our sport, across the 2nd, 3rd and 4th of March 2018. Davie will be giving Fly-Tying Tuition for FREE!

Other guests at the Open Weekend include Mads Grosell from Savage Gear, Paul Young and more!

Be sure to attend, there's lots to see and do! Pick up your Golden Ticket for a FREE gift!


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