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Mop Fly Variant


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#31 denduke

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Posted 20 September 2017 - 01:00 PM

You know fellas they got gobs of this stuff in the yarn shelves too. Mostly pastel colors but I'm not sure how to effectively "bob" the end to secure and nice roundness yet....
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Tried some wit hackle and "paint" made eyes....
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If you wanta sing the blues, you gotta pay your dues, and you know it don't come easy...RS
Due to severe budget cuts and economic down turn the light at the end of the tunnel has been turned off...

#32 fshng2

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Posted 26 September 2017 - 11:38 AM

Good ones Denduke, great looking eyes.

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Posted 26 September 2017 - 12:18 PM

Egg Sucking Mop Leach
 
A pattern for Salmon and Trout where Salmon run.
  • Hook #2 Gami SP11-3L3H
  • Body/Egg Mop (dark olive/chartreuse)
  • .025 lead secured to top of hook, 4 lengths twisted
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The body mop goes on nice and full and can be trimmed as shown.
Stay Tuned .....more Mop Variants to come.
 
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#34 fshng2

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 02:27 PM

Alevin Salmon Mop
 
A pattern for Salmon and Trout where Salmon run.
For about a month the Alevin (Juvenile fish) remain hidden in their gravel nest.
They feed on their yolk sac also known as "lunch bags".
After the lunch bag is gone they are fry and begin to hunt food for themselves.
 
  • Hook Sz 4 Mustad #31250
  • Egg Sack Orange Mop
  • .025 lead secured to top of hook, 4 lengths twisted
  • Body E-Z Braid Small Pearl
  • BT Olive/White
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#35 xterrabill

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 03:34 PM

Bravo!


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#36 denduke

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 04:14 PM

Better deal with the mop than mine but they got battle scars! Alevins .....I'm having trouble finding "right colors" on mops/gloves.....
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Long time ago they had where ereyone was from under username. Wish they would put that back in play. Lots better to know where youse guys are from on this stuff! Can only dream about salmon fishing.
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Due to severe budget cuts and economic down turn the light at the end of the tunnel has been turned off...

#37 fshng2

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 07:34 PM

Thanks Xterrabill and Denduke.

 

I'm having trouble finding "right colors" on mops/gloves.....

I was having trouble too until I found them on e-bay, search mop slipper.

They come in many colors from China and take 2-4 weeks.

Long time ago they had where ereyone was from under username. Wish they would put that back in play. Lots better to know where youse guys are from on this stuff! Can only dream about salmon fishing.

I'm from Delaware so closest is the great lakes.

 

 Denduke nice alevins what material are you using for the backs?



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Posted 02 October 2017 - 07:47 PM

Moparoo Caddis
  • Body Olive Mop (slight haircut on tail to taper tip)
  • Head/legs Kangaroo (dubbing loop)
  • Thread mono

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 08:54 PM

Alevin Salmon Mop
 
A pattern for Salmon and Trout where Salmon run.
For about a month the Alevin (Juvenile fish) remain hidden in their gravel nest.
They feed on their yolk sac also known as "lunch bags".
After the lunch bag is gone they are fry and begin to hunt food for themselves.
 

  • Hook Sz 4 Mustad #31250
  • Egg Sack Orange Mop
  • .025 lead secured to top of hook, 4 lengths twisted
  • Body E-Z Braid Small Pearl
  • BT Olive/White
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Fshng2 very nice pattern. No salmon here in SC! You inspired me to try your pattern, no orange mop (only blue and green locally) tied it as a keel fly instead. Thanks for the great photos.

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#40 denduke

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 09:39 PM

Small black chenille for the back with glued end....
If you wanta sing the blues, you gotta pay your dues, and you know it don't come easy...RS
Due to severe budget cuts and economic down turn the light at the end of the tunnel has been turned off...

#41 fshng2

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Posted 03 October 2017 - 07:48 PM


Alevin Salmon Mop  

Fshng2 very nice pattern. No salmon here in SC! You inspired me to try your pattern, no orange mop (only blue and green locally) tied it as a keel fly instead. Thanks for the great photos.

Noahguide nice one.
Great idea with the keel hook and weighted egg sac, what's the sac made with?

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Posted 03 October 2017 - 08:42 PM

Alevin Salmon Mop

Fshng2 very nice pattern. No salmon here in SC! You inspired me to try your pattern, no orange mop (only blue and green locally) tied it as a keel fly instead. Thanks for the great photos.
Noahguide nice one.
Great idea with the keel hook and weighted egg sac, what's the sac made with?
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Fshng2, Thanks. The sac is tubing from a dollar tree Halloween headband. Weight is two metal beads from the Wallyword bead section. Tubing is larger than most Mylar that I've used but performs in much the same way. Based on lessons learned from my keel frog bass fly, I now put a thin cost of UV resin over the mesh to keep from losing the beads after the first strike.

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Posted 04 October 2017 - 07:40 PM

 

 

 

Alevin Salmon Mop

Fshng2 very nice pattern. No salmon here in SC! You inspired me to try your pattern, no orange mop (only blue and green locally) tied it as a keel fly instead. Thanks for the great photos.
Noahguide nice one.
Great idea with the keel hook and weighted egg sac, what's the sac made with?

Fshng2, Thanks. The sac is tubing from a dollar tree Halloween headband. Weight is two metal beads from the Wallyword bead section. Tubing is larger than most Mylar that I've used but performs in much the same way. Based on lessons learned from my keel frog bass fly, I now put a thin cost of UV resin over the mesh to keep from losing the beads after the first strike.

 

 

Great finds..I'm always on the look out for material too.

Just thinkin, could you string the beads on mono and secure mono at both ends to keep from loosing the beads?



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Posted 04 October 2017 - 08:11 PM

Fshng2, funny you mention that, I was considering that today. I was thinking about doing an elongated egg sack over the beads tied in that way as another variation for your alevin fly. But it certainty would work on the other keel patterns I tie. Time to get back to the vice and try it!

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Posted 04 October 2017 - 08:52 PM


 

 

 

Here is a free strung keel, 2 beads on mono, under the antron, per your suggestion. Not sure how the egg yarn will hold up but I'll fish it and see. Next will be with an olive zonker on top instead of buck tail.
Alevin Salmon Mop

Fshng2 very nice pattern. No salmon here in SC! You inspired me to try your pattern, no orange mop (only blue and green locally) tied it as a keel fly instead. Thanks for the great photos.
Noahguide nice one.
Great idea with the keel hook and weighted egg sac, what's the sac made with?
Fshng2, Thanks. The sac is tubing from a dollar tree Halloween headband. Weight is two metal beads from the Wallyword bead section. Tubing is larger than most Mylar that I've used but performs in much the same way. Based on lessons learned from my keel frog bass fly, I now put a thin cost of UV resin over the mesh to keep from losing the beads after the first strike.
 
 
Great finds..I'm always on the look out for material too.
Just thinkin, could you string the beads on mono and secure mono at both ends to keep from loosing the beads?

Here is a free strung keel, 2 beads on mono, under the antron, per your suggestion. Not sure how the egg yarn will hold up but I'll fish it and see. Next will be with an olive zonker on top instead of buck tail.

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