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 Post subject: Mouse
PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 8:46 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Mouse
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brad, nice looking mouse! eek :o


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 Post subject: Re: Mouse
PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 9:27 pm 
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flytire wrote:
brad, nice looking mouse! eek :o


Thank you :)

I have come to believe that the ears and eyes are for the fisherman. Do you all think there important to the fish catching of the fly?

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not so sure on a mouse....but on streamers....I would say the eyes can be the "trigger" as blake calls it.

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 Post subject: Re: Mouse
PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 2:12 am 
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Brad, eyes and ears catch fishermen. I usually tie a longer tail than normal on mine. The movement looks good in the water. I also usually tie in 2 pieces of chamois in the body to act as legs. More movement. Not sure what material the tail on that one is but the chamois gets really supple in the water and snakes along behind the mouse. As Streamer would say, Sexy! I also try to trim the bottom flat to give it some stability. Looks good. Throw it at those pond bass and see what happens!


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 Post subject: Re: Mouse
PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 8:14 am 
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Swimmyswimmyswimmyswimmy.......CHOMP!

Yeah, I might even eat that. I'll second Jason's longer tail idea. 1 1/2 times what you have now. Ears and eyes don't matter on the mouse, imho.

Real nice work, Brad.

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 Post subject: Re: Mouse
PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 1:28 pm 
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Brad,

a nice mouse. The hair packin is good.

Sometimes thoise ears help the mouse to dive a bit. just for a little different type of action.

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 Post subject: Re: Mouse
PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 3:18 pm 
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I think Knox mentioned an articulated mouse....I had been thinking about trying it with this one.....

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putting the furry body on a stinger hook and attaching that to the deer hair head on a shank. I've caught a couple of big bass on this mouse......but never a trout.....that blue moon video sure gets the heart pumping.....and I'm guessing the SOHO or Cherokee would be the place to acomplish that. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Mouse
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Thanks for the thoughts :) I tied the next one with a longer tail. I use the leather left from the hide patch. It is pretty soft. It's a little tougher than chamois with still having good motion.

I hadn't thought about the ears and eyes as a way to improve or aid diving :) More to think about.

Want see the articulated mouse.

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 Post subject: Re: Mouse
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My design is a little easier, but works like a dream. A very good friend that passed away last year came up with the key element. His name Dennis Brakke and the material...Muskrat. Already water repellent.

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