The Hipster Dufus is the fly that started it all for me. I owe Jay Z. a great deal of gratitude and thanks for the inspiration and help along the way. I can whole heartily say that this fly catches fish...flat out. Whether I am using it as a searching pattern on still water, river or specifically for a body of water that keys on it, I am confident every time I tie one on. Keeping the abdomen/thorax relationship is key for silhouette, and the cdc wing adds not only seductive movement, but a little panache for a carp fly.
Umpqua 2022 Catalog Selection
Carp flies designed with purpose
I design bugs that have some resistance in them, to slow them down upon entry, as well as giving them a soft landing. I am a strong believer in this putting more (picky) fish in the net. This mostly applies to my still water designs, with my river designs having the necessary adjustments to accommodate flows and depth.
Wakame Salad - explained
The Wakame Salad is influenced by Barry Reynolds, in that he witnessed carp eating debris one day on the DSP and it influenced his tying. So he went home and designed a fly (the Carp Bitter) around said debris. So one day I was checking out a pond close to work on a lunch break and saw the same thing; and I thought about doing the same. Only I was designing on for still water fish, and I was getting into resistance built into flies. Soft landing and slow sinking are my jam. So it took me a few weeks to put all the parts together, but I am extremely happy with the results.
due to the body build, and being synthetic it won't sink upon first cast. so work it as a dry for cruisers or cloopers in the new/dry condition or soak it thoroughly first then fish it. hope this helps!!
Hipster Dufus lovin'
“... I came around a point at the pond and there she was, face in the mud and tail up. I launched out a Hipster Dufus from my bud Daryl Angler, and she slurped it right up.”
“my backyard location is heating up. Nervous Water Flies are doing it. The Dufus is MONEY”
“Worth every penny! Superb carp research and understanding. Fill your box with these and you will get eats. Thanks dude!”
"In carp fishing presentation is everything. I feel that probably carries over in to producing and packaging carp related items. Shout to Daryl Angler and his baby Nervous Water Flies. Perfection."
Tried & True Dufus!
"WOW THIS IS AWESOME!!! Hipster Dufus doing work👊👊💥 First carp on my new Nervous Water Flies! Might need something bigger than my 5 wt."