This pattern was introduced to me by Captain Frank Praznik while spending a day on a certain front range reservoir sight fishing for carp. Developed by Andrew Spinato, formerly of Longmont, Colorado, this simple little slider is a soft landing, easy casting offering that got eaten all day long. You can tie this fly in all sorts of colors, and even sub in antron yarn or EP fibers for the body as available. I usually face mine with a couple bunches of bright colored material just because it makes them easier to see int he water and that allows me to spot and work the fly a bit more effectively. If you’re getting into carp fishing, this pattern certainly should be in your box and is an easy to tie effective fish catcher for these not so easy fish.
It has come to my attention that i left out the chenille body from Andrew’s original pattern so this one is not quite true to spec…but it still works.