Friday, March 09, 2007

Foam mouse flies

This is the fifth in a series of fly tying photos from the Northwest Fly Tyers Expo in Albany, Oregon.

Douglas Fear from San Jose, Calif. stumbled onto this mouse pattern on accident while tying a topwater burbler for bass. Pretty soon he tweaked his pattern and came up with the mouse you see here.

From MattStansberry

He uses 2mm craft foam on a size 4 Mustad hook. He also uses thick thread that doesn't cut the foam. I'm going to take one up to Alaska this May and see if they work on those rainbows as well as they do on California bass.

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