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!!!
“The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten” – Benjamin Franklin
"Study to be quiet." - Izaak Walton 1653
"Be sure in casting, that your fly fall first into the water, for if the line fall first, it scares or frightens the fish..." Col. Robert Venables 1662
As age slows my pace, I will become more like the heron.
The hooks are sharp.
The coffee's hot.
The fish are slippery when wet.
Beware of the Dogma