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Deer Hair Mouse

Most fishermen usually associate fly fishing to small artificial lures. This is true if you focus on trout species, fish that feed on nymphs and adult insects or even on smaller fish. Few anglers dare to experiment with bigger flies in the search for record trout at dusk or dawn. Big sized Rabbits, View more...
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Deer Hair Mouse
List of materials
MATERIALSThread: Kevlar 6/0 or 8/0 (Uni Cord for smaller sizes).Hook: Mustad 3366 or 3367 or similar (for wolf fish or trout). Or Mustad 3407 (for larger species).Tail: fine leather strip, cut with scissors. Or synthetic chenille (vernille) with its tip burnt.Body: deer body hair.Ears (optional): same as the tail, cut in one strap by scissors.Eyes (optional): Plastic eyes (can be put together with a plastic pen tube). View more...
Steps

Step 1

Tie the eyes close to the hook eye.

Fly tying - Deer Hair Mouse - Step 1

Step 2

Tie the leather strip or the vernille to make the tail.

Fly tying - Deer Hair Mouse - Step 2

Step 3

Tie a deer hair strip and strongly press it to the hook shank.NOTE:  if you want hair tips to be a part of themouse body, these must be tied without releasing them and then shaped bytrimming only the belly section ofthe fly. If not, the hair can be shaped by trimming after turning the hair onthe hook shank. Big bunches of hair should be used, and thenstrongly compressed, so that the fly acquires great buoyancy. In case the flyis to be used underwater, bunches should be smaller and compresse View more...

Fly tying - Deer Hair Mouse - Step 3

Step 4

Add hair bunches all the way up to the eyes.

Fly tying - Deer Hair Mouse - Step 4

Step 5

Tie the ears behind the eyes.

Fly tying - Deer Hair Mouse - Step 5

Step 6

Add a short bunch of hair between the ears and the eyes. This should be done without releasing it.

Fly tying - Deer Hair Mouse - Step 6

Step 7

Tie a bunch of hair (only the base section of these, not the tips) in the same spot than before but on the bellys' side.

Fly tying - Deer Hair Mouse - Step 7

Step 8

Tie a last bunch of base hair between the eyes and the hook eye. This time let it spin/turn so that it is used to shape the mouse snout.

Fly tying - Deer Hair Mouse - Step 8

Step 9

Trim with scissors to shape the belly and snout.

Fly tying - Deer Hair Mouse - Step 9

Step 10

Upside view.

Fly tying - Deer Hair Mouse - Step 10

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