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Quick mouse

tied by Joe Hard
Fly Type: Dry,
Target Species: Trout,
Recommended Region: Eastern Canada,
Imitation: Mice,
Material List:
Hook; Partridge CS 42, MW 'Bomber Salmon" Steelhead Dry Fly, size 6 or 8
Thread; Olive Uni-Cord 12/0, any colour of very strong thread
Glue; Zap-A-Gap, Loctite or super glue
Tail; Black vynil marked with brown marker on the bottom. (A piece of scrap from a roll of thin vynil I used to cover the front of a bar I made several years go). Get it at Walmart in the sewing section. Anything can be used
Body; About a 3/4 to 1 inch diameter hank of dark brown congo hair brushed out, on top. A 1/2 to 1/4 inch hank of cream, (the same or any lighter colour) on bottom
Head; Rainy's Black Foam Minni-Me's Pops, medium trimmed back on bottom of the side and flat on bottom with double edge razor
Tying Instructions: Lay a thread base to where the hook starts to bend and back then back again and glue all thread wrappings. Attach tail with several firm wraps forward and back.

Cut off the clumps of congo hair to size mentioned above. Holding one end brush the clump out. When done hold the clump about 2 inches back and brush out the tips again.

Tie on the thicker (darker) clump directly over the point where the hook starts to bend. With brushed out tips hanging rearward about 1/2 inch. Make several tight wraps forward. Lift the clump up and advance the thread to just in front of the clump. Pushing down on top of bowth clumps and pulling back on the front clump wrap rearward with thread in front of the clump to force it back, (about 20 or so tight wraps). Trim the clump off just shy of the clump hanging over the back off the hook. Position the clump so it is even on bowth sides of the shank and only on top. Add glue to thread wraps holding clump. See included pictures.

In front of this clump add the (lighter) smaller diameter clump keeping it on the bottom of the shank, tie it in the same way. As it is a smaller clump, less thread warps are needed, add glue.

Add clumps as mentioned until about 1/2 of the shank is covered. The first bottom clump is doubled back. The rest are just tied forward with several wraps and the butts of the clump trimmed glued and tied down. The brushed out tips reaching back shorter with every clump. The top clumps are doubled back until the final clump.

A final clump is layed on top and bottom of shank and wrapped over forward trimmed and glued. Wrapped over with thread and the thread whip finished and clipped off.

I made a few slits in the popper face of the foam head, on the sides and bottom and trimmed this part away. Add glue to the thread wraps push the foam head on and let dry. Trim the bottom of the foam head flat. Can add eyes ears and even rubber legs. This fly does not take long to tie, and can be tied in any colour, and most likely with any simmilar material.
Presentation Tips: This fly floats with the tail and rear part of the body slightly under as a real mouse would swim. Can be also used for bass

Additional Photos

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