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Thread: Mouse Fly pattern ???

  1. Question Mouse Fly pattern ???

    Simple question for any of you that may have tried tying a Mouse Fly, or are an expert at tying them.

    I tied a Mouse Fly the other day & tried it this past Saturday while fishing for Smallmouth. I had grabbed a larger Bass hook I found at my tying bench & proceeded to stack & pack lots of deer hair. ( I tied it with the hookpoint facing upward just in case I fished a area sometime with lily pads.) After the fly was completed I trimmed up the bottom with a razor, added some eyes & it didn't look too bad.

    My question is : After fishing it for a while I noticed that the fly no longer sat upright on the water. At first, it sat perfectly with the hook upward, but later it sat on it's side. I did try some dry fly floatant, but that did not seem to help. I did hook a nice smallie with the fly even though it sat sideways in the water. He did not seem to care. He hit it the first time & missed so I moved the fly just a bit & then he proceeded to pounce on it like a tank. Any thoughts besides the fly was probably water soaked ???

    Oh, I did mimic my fly after one I saw in a recent article in a flyfishing magazine. If you have a pattern that stays upright I be interested in seeing what you may have, if you'll share.

    Tie One On----------------------<*))))))))><

  2. Default Re: Mouse Fly pattern ???

    After you shave the bottom make sure the fly is perfectly flat where it will be in contact with the water. I think adding some zap a gap to eat holds the deer hair together a little better. After a fish or two deer hair gets mangled. Also pay close attention to stacking it evenly on each side of the hook. It wouldn't take much for it to ride a little sideways. Not sure if it would change your pattern to much but a wider base (in contact with the water) should be more stable.

  3. Default Re: Mouse Fly pattern ???


    I tie this with deer hair but mostly with Muskrat hair (natural water resistant, unlike rabbit)

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