Rogers' Carey Special Most of us know of the Carey's Special and I have used it myself fairly extensively. Back about 25 years ago a friend of mine was tying them in this style. I never really used it much, but one day when damsels should have been working and a Carey's Special should have produced, nothing worked and I mean nothing. I had a couple of these stashed in my fly box and when I tied one on and started dropping it in the reed beds where I had been fishing, I caught fish. Lots of them, so it has earned a place in my stillwater box permanently. It is simple enough to tie. Basically a 9671 or 9672 Mustad #10 to #8. Tail and collar is ringneck pheasant. The body is olive floss. When I wrap floss I keep a small dish of water on my desk. I moisten my fingers and that makes the floss damp so it wraps well and does not fray. Fish it with a figure eight retrieve along the grass or reeds.