Do trout eat carrots?

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Do trout eat carrots?

Post by fly_fischa » Mon Dec 12, 2011 12:03 pm

I hope they do ;)
Different variation to a traditional pattern.

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Hook- 10# Tiemco 100BL
Thread- Uni trico 17/0
Hackle- Partridge
Abdomen Underbody- Uni hot org floss
Abdomen Overbody- Wapsi small stretch tube clear
Ribbing- Hends 0,09 black cws-30
Thorax- Org seals fur
Head- Hends elastic thread org
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Re: Do trout eat carrots?

Post by willowhead » Mon Dec 12, 2011 12:16 pm

There's an old pattern called the Carrot Nymph.....i use to tye them and fish for Brookies with it. Works great, but a Brookie will take anything orange. Your fly/tye there is fantastic. ;)
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Re: Do trout eat carrots?

Post by kanutripr » Mon Dec 12, 2011 12:18 pm

Very nice! Beautiful work with the hackle.



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Re: Do trout eat carrots?

Post by letumgo » Mon Dec 12, 2011 12:53 pm

I am completely "gobsmacked" by the fly and photo Karsten. You've raised the proverbial "bar". Incredible... ;)
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Re: Do trout eat carrots?

Post by tie2fish » Mon Dec 12, 2011 1:46 pm

Zowie! That is amazing.
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Re: Do trout eat carrots?

Post by fleaflicker » Mon Dec 12, 2011 2:49 pm

That'll work for sure
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Re: Do trout eat carrots?

Post by fly_fischa » Mon Dec 12, 2011 3:08 pm

Cheers everyone, I had a lot of fun with this one.
I'll let the trout or grayling be the judge of it's edibility on my next outing. ;)

There are few things I'd change after looking at the photo's. For one I would taper the body a bit in the next fly and iron out some of the lumps in the body :oops: . Macro photography shows everyting, but hey it's all fun as far as I'm concerned...
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Re: Do trout eat carrots?

Post by DNicolson » Mon Dec 12, 2011 4:02 pm

Skues devised a Carrot Nymph as a joke many years ago, trouble was it actually caught fish.
I don't know if this is the one Mark used, but here is the recipe.

Carrot Nymph.

Hook: Size 14 - 16.
Silk: Primrose silk.
Tail: Green parrot feather-fibres or substitute.
Tag: Four turns of tying silk.
Body: Rear third - pale yellow wool, middle third - hot orange wool,
thorax - greenish seal’s fur.
Hackle: Short fibred olive-green hen.
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Re: Do trout eat carrots?

Post by Kelly L. » Mon Dec 12, 2011 11:11 pm

I made some Carrot Nymphs a good while back. Your fly made mine look just plain UGLY....lol. I love the version you have tied here. Two thumbs up!
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Re: Do trout eat carrots?

Post by fly_fischa » Tue Dec 13, 2011 3:54 am

Thanks for the recipe Donald. I don't have the materials to tie it so I'm glad Ray has beaten me to it :D
Here's Ray's rendition of the pattern description shared by Donald;

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and the link to his original post - http://flymphforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=2493
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