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Sydney Opera Mouse

Sydney Opera Mouse
TypePike fly
Martin Joergensen
Year of origin

HookLarge straight eye streamer hook 1/0-4/0
ThreadTan 6/0
TailFoam scrap or yarn
BodyThree pieces of brown, tan or grey foam cut to shape

Tying instructions

  1. Pick a hook before cutting the foam pieces.
  2. Cut three foam pieces as shown on the drawing
  3. Use a small foam scrap for the tail
  4. Tie in the tail over the hook bend
  5. Tie in the pieces of foam in reverse order, one at a time, pointing to the rear
  6. Take the thread forward
  7. Bend the top piece of foam forward and tie it down flat
  8. Bend the next piece forward and tie it down with an arc over the first piece
  9. Bend the final piece forward and tie it down, arcing the two other pieces
  10. Whip finish and cut the thread
  11. Varnish the two tie-in spots and the whole hook shank

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