Killer Blueberry Fly
by Vic Velasco
If you recall, over the past few months I've been picking your brain about equipment for targeting carp. Well - armed with a Kiyose 43MF, number 4 level line and 15 pound flurocarbon leader, I added another species to my caught list. I tied up a couple of "killer blueberry" flies on size 10 SL45 Gamakatsu bonefish hooks - I figure the standard hooks I use would straighten under the strain. I hooked three solid fish, but only brought the second one to hand for a BFC qualifying picture. This one was 14". The other two were way bigger, and unfortunately my landing net was 6" too short to get the carp safely into the net - and they were way stronger than the one I landed - they decided they weren't going to be landed and broke the tippet before they could be netted. AWESOME fishing action!!!
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