Carp, it appears to me, like a somewhat small fly. Like? ...well more accepting of. So these are 6s and 8s, strong hooks with a useful gape. For the sake of this experiment all are fastened to .010" nylon - nothing fancy. I prefer a fixed loop knot. Lately though I have taken to rigging chunky flies with Partridge EZ-lock clips, 15lb., seen here on the day-glo green mop fly and the foam Smartie Candy thingy. Yesterday the mop fly caught the great percentage of my 12 carp - Craig was happy. Rubber legs oriented up for the most part: squishy soft stuff to keep the carp interested and perhaps help limit weed grab. All have fairly small (1/54 oz.) dumbell eyes, lashed so the hook rides point up and rubs on its head. Nothing new there. The difference, the experiment, for me here is the addition of a hunk of foam, tilting the pattern when set in water. Like the rubber legs, the foam is a soft'ish material. I'm rather humored by the knotted turkey and pheasant tail legs/antennae - traditional trout materials replacing the ubiquitous rubber legs of today.