Fly selection when slumming is fairly difficult. Basically you want a fly that the fish you are targeting (in this case carp) will eat as well as anything else in the lake with fins. Is the backstabber the greatest slumming fly around? I can't say for sure but it is on a short list that includes the rubber legged dragon and the woolly bugger.
I really like the reel handle. It is flat but not overly bulky to nail you in the knuckles when you hook into a big carp. If you like flat handles check out this reel.
The backstabber even works on channel cats. This is a first for me and who knows this could be the first catfish caught on a MFC reel. I am betting the R&D group didn't target catfish.
Carp fishing with this good looking of a reel is like pulling into the trailer park with a tricked out Chevy pickup complete with woofers blaring Kid Rock....bad ass! Thanks MFC and OBN!! Stayed tuned with the price of gas I am sure there are many more adventures in slumming in the near future.
Check the reels out here. http://www.montanafly.com/Camo/Reels.html