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    Default Micro Mouse

    Well as I was wading and walking this morning on my fishing outing I ran across a few mice most not more than 1.5" long so I decided to tie up a Micro Mouse to see if I can entice something out to play next time I can get out.







    Only took me an hour of cutting them apart to get one that I liked.

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    Nice looking fly. Did you use chenille or something else for the tail?

    Just curious, Were the mice in the water? I was always under the impression that mice crossed water under the cover of darkness to improve their chances of making it across. As a result, I was told to use mouse patterns at dusk. Do you agree?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dakotakid View Post
    Nice looking fly. Did you use chenille or something else for the tail?

    Just curious, Were the mice in the water? I was always under the impression that mice crossed water under the cover of darkness to improve their chances of making it across. As a result, I was told to use mouse patterns at dusk. Do you agree?
    They were right along the edge of the water about 9:30 this morning, as for if they were crossing that I do not know. They took off in a hurry as I walked over the top of them.

    The tail is 1/8" leather bead cord that I took and cut tapered to create a mouse like tail, slightly stiff but still pliable.

    As for time of day to fish them I'll probably try them during various hours though dusk would make the most sense.

    Hook: Daichii 1710 size 14
    Thread: Camel 8/0 Uni
    Tail: 1/8" Leather Bead Cord tapered cut
    Body: Deer Hair - I choose Comparadun as it was nice and fine for such a small pattern
    Ears: Pelt from your deer hair trimmed to size
    Head: Rabbit - Natural color dubbed for a nice look.

    This was attempt number 5 I kept playing around till it looked right.

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    Pretty cool looking mouse! Keep us posted on how they fish.

    Larry
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    Definitely will do, probably be the end of next week before I get out again.

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    Nice little fly!

    (He may need a cape, a side kick and some theme music - Micro Mouse - Able to entice fish to bite BEFORE he hits the water!
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    Maybe you ought to fish a couple in tandem -

    Matching the hatch


    The more you know, the less you need.

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    "People tend to get the politicians and the fishing tackle they deserve" - John Gierach, Fishing Bamboo

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    topic name suits the pic
    yesterday watched a cartoon)

    "Leave it as it is. You cannot improve on it. The ages have at work on it, and man can only mar it." Theodore Roosevelt
    "Live with your eyes open, you might notice something and you will have the opportunity to share it with the world." Argail

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    Maybe it's me but I see some sort of caddis

    Otherwise nice fly
    Poor quality materials and tools are destined to discourage beginner tiers and cause greater expense when the time comes to replace them.

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