Mr. P's Blog . This fly is one is one of his original patterns and he ties it a little differently. The hackle collar in the original pattern is yellow dyed pheasant rump. Not having that on hand, I searched through my desk for an alternative. I came across some grizzly marabou in a bunch of colors and tied some in an all orange version. I like using marabou in this type of fly. The material comes alive in the water even when the fly is at rest on the lake bottom. I plan to tie up some of the original versions as soon as the big brown truck delivers my supply of yellow pheasant rump.
The Carp Carrot
Hook: Size 6 (The hook pictured is an old, no longer made, ring eyed Mustad)
Weight: Lead dumbbells (small)
Body: Orange dubbing mixed with a little flash
Collar: Orange dyed grizzly marabou
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