Tuesday, January 10, 2017

The CarpetBagger Nymph

The Carpet Bagger

I became aware of the Carpetbagger nymph through Neil Selbicky of Rogue Guiding. 
Rogue Guiding

After countless photo and videos of steelhead taken I knew I had to try it.  Well....Neil wasn't lying.  The CB Nymph is he real deal. The version I tie is a slight variation on the Midnight Fire Carpetbagger. It is by far my favorite version and has proven its worth on both trout and smallmouth for me here in the Northeast.


CarpetBagger Recipe
Hook:  #10 Mustad 9672
Bead: Gold Tungsten
Weight: .015 Lead Wire
Thread: Black
Abdomen:  Orvis Black Wooly Bugger Chenille
Legs/Tail:  Cabelas Blue-Black Sili-Legs

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