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Finally tried some mice
Posted 30 January 2012 - 01:02 PM
Overall I am happy, I still need a lot of improvement on the body shaping and trimming, but it will come with practice. the upper left was the first mouse and the lower right was the last. I will probably add either glue on eyes or use black sharpie. not sure whether to use the pink dubbing on the nose or not.
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and one bonus to tying on a size 2 hook - no need for reading glasses
Posted 30 January 2012 - 01:54 PM
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Posted 06 February 2012 - 06:57 PM
To match what flyderaght is describing, I like a tan foam back with spun white hair clipped on the bottom. Between the hair and foam, they won't sink and make a nice, noisy splash.
Remember a mouse swimming - its body is underwater, and only the top of the head and snout are out. I am trying to imitate this by tying this Drowning Mouse with a buoyant head out of the moose fur, and rabbit tail. The head and the hook are connected with a loop of a pike tippet material (plastic covered steel cable). I was catching fish up to 30 pounds with this fly.
Posted 07 February 2012 - 09:26 AM
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Posted 07 February 2012 - 08:21 PM
The first image is my standard mouse fly, Gamakatsu B10S hooks, foam disk head and foam strip tail, craft fur body, moose hair whiskers. Almost six inches long from bow to stern.
The second image shows the standard mouse beside one I tied with a foam head I carved to look a little more realistic.
The third image shows several sizes and colors, can be modified to match your local critter. These range from three to almost six inches.
I also tie mink and muskrat flies for big trout. Same technique and materials, three hooks with four articulation points. these are about ten inches long with a slightly more slender body.
Posted 08 February 2012 - 07:37 AM
I have never used or bought craft fur. What is it and where can I get it? Is it easy to work with? Thanks. Jeremy
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