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  1. Teenage Entomologist

    Teenage Entomologist Gotta love the pteronarcys.

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    I'm only 14, but I wanted some solid opinions on a pattern I invented a week ago.
    Be honest please. It's a mouse pattern. #6, 3x long shank.
     

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    well proportioned
     
  3. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    There are flies that catch fish & flies that catch fisherman. That looks like it will do both. Big bass and large trout should be intrigued. You did well.
     
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    Lookin' pretty "buggy" to me! It'l' bite.
    Keep up the good work.
     
  5. David Dalan

    David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

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    I think it'll do a fine job of imitating a mouse/vole. I like the whiskers, aesthetically, but I think they'll just lay on the side of the fly when it's fished. If you reverse tied in some rubber legs instead (tie the rubber in kind of like insect antenna), I think they would look black and whisker like, but would also wiggle like mad when the fly is pulled trough the water.

    You could use materials other than rubber (even reverse tying in the same materials you are using now).

    Keep up the good work!
     
  6. Teenage Entomologist

    Teenage Entomologist Gotta love the pteronarcys.

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    Oh, I see what you mean there David, when you pull the mouse through the water, the whiskers will be along the side of the fly. I have some brown super floss stretch rubber legs. I could color them black with a sharpie. I'll tie them in as antennae. I also have brown ostrich feathers( the ones on the fly are black). I'll try both and see which one I like better. Thanks for all your opinions! Good fishing to all of you,and P.S, the fly is made up of spun deer hair.
     
  7. Pat Lat

    Pat Lat Mad Flyentist

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    You can also try a strip of chamois for the tail, I think It swims better than chenille. Then tie in two pieces of pink or light brown chenille, burnt at the tips, for the arms. At least thats one of the looks I found that I like.
    Looks better than most of the flies I tied when I was 14 though.
     
  8. Teenage Entomologist

    Teenage Entomologist Gotta love the pteronarcys.

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    Thanks for your input Pat.
     
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    Hillbilly Redneck wishin i was fishin

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    I would tie in a small wrap of yellow chenille at the head. Call it the Cheese Sucking Rodent (SCR). Sorry. Im having my Friday night glass of whiskey. I'd skate that thing at Fortson for steelies.
     
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    Pat Lat Mad Flyentist

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  11. Teenage Entomologist

    Teenage Entomologist Gotta love the pteronarcys.

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    Cheese? I don't think cheese grows in the wild, but it could replicate some scraps that a mouse has ran off with.
     
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    Teenage Entomologist Gotta love the pteronarcys.

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    UV chenille would also add more furriness to the fly, like a real mouse.
     

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