Ihave tied this fly, and as always, like it because it is easy to tie. I agree with the folks at In The Riffle, “The Backstabber Carp Fly is quickly becoming the most popular commercially tied carp fly.” It works and I like that.
Credit for the fly creation goes to Jay Zimmerman
The Backstabber Fly can be tied in several different colors and sizes. The most effective colors are brown, rust, black, olive and burgundy.
The Backstabber is made to imitate a small crayfish or leech. It’s a buggy critter. Fine forage for carp.
INTHERIFFLE Backstabber Carp Fly Recipe:
Hook: #04-08 Gamakatsu SL45
Thread: Olive UTC 140
Eyes: Black Brass Eyes
Body: Red Squirrel Nymph Abdomen SLF Whitlock Dubbing >>
Tail: Burnt Orange Marabou
Collar: Natural India Hen Back