This step by step tutorial should help you tie up a new carp snack.
The parts list:
- Gamakatsu SL45 (or similar hook)
- Hairline Black Bead Chain
- Hairline Black Barred Strips Gold Variant
- Brown thread 3/0 – 6/0
Having pictures of the parts might make it a little easier for you to identify what it is that you are looking for. These various materials can be exchanged for other colors, weights, and sizes. I have light tan with green legs variant tied up that some local carp have taken a fancy to.
With that disclaimer out of the way let’s tie up the Hoover Mover.
Tie in your bead chain eyes with the standard figure 8 wraps, advance your thread back to the curve of the hook.
Separate a single brown crazy leg from the strand. Fold the leg in half. Tie in the legs to the top of the hook with the loose leg ends towards the back.
Cut two .75″-1″ sections of rabbit strip. Trim the tailing edges so that they angle towards each other. When they are tied on the hook the trailing corners will angle down and away from the hook.
Tie in the first strip to the far side of the hook. Tie it down tight.
Repeat this on the front side with the second strip. Tie down tight. Build a small ramp from the strip ends down to the hook.
This step is a little more complicated. Create a dubbing loop. Trim sections of hair off of one of the rabbit strips and insert them in the dubbing loop. Use a dubbing loop spinner tool to spin the loop.
Wrap the dubbing loop up about 2/3 the hook shank.
Tie in three rubber legs on each side. Have the legs tied in so that they are heading towards the back of the fly. Then create a new dubbing loop to cover the tie in points for the rubber legs.
Continue advancing the dubbing loop up and around the eyes and tie it off at the eye of the hook. A quick whip finish or two and then cut the thread.
At this point it’s wise to cut all the legs and trim them down.
Here is the finished fly!
Hopefully this fly finds its way in to both your fly box and the rubbery mouth of a fierce carp! Tight lines!