Published Dec 1. 2022 - 2 months ago
Updated or edited Dec 5. 2022

Mop Grub

Mop flies get a bad rap. They are thought of as too simple, or "cheating" by some. However I think there are ways to make simple and effective mop flies that aren't what I would call cheating. This mop grub fly is very easy to tie, yet its not much different than some other flies using wrapped chenille that Ive seen. However I think the mop actually works better and is easier to tie on. To fish small creeks for sunfish, there probably isn't a better style fly, at least the trip I took. Being simple and quick to tie, it won't hurt too bad if you snag on a branch and loose one because you can tie dozens of them in an hour on the vice.

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Materials
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Hook: Risen 200r (size 10) - https://www.risenfly.com/collections/hooks/products/dry-fly-200r
Bead: Risen Brass Bead (3.2mm, silver) - https://www.risenfly.com/collections/beads-and-weights/products/brass-be...
Thread: Veevus 6/0 (black) - https://amzn.to/3UmvZK8
Abdomen: Risen Mop Pieces (chartreuse) - https://www.risenfly.com/collections/feathers/products/mop-fly-pieces
Glue: Loctite brush on - https://amzn.to/3ikE9oX
Legs: Semperfly Straggle Legs (black) - https://amzn.to/3Fbaibz
Resin: Solarez Ultra Thin UV Resin - https://www.solarez.com/product/fly-tie-ultra-thin-bone-dry-clear/

Tools
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Vise: Renzetti Traveler - https://amzn.to/2t2FFmo
Bobbin: Stonfo Bobtec - https://amzn.to/2YWOf39
Scissors: Risen 4.5" Straight Hair - https://www.risenfly.com/collections/fly-tying-tools-and-accessories/pro...
Hackle Gauge: Griffin Hook and Hackle Gauge - https://amzn.to/3NN28IQ
Whip finisher: Dr. Slick brass - https://amzn.to/2tGYwDW
Fly Tying Bench: Oasis Walnut Compact Bench - https://www.oasisbenches.com/oasis-benches/compact-bench/
UV Light: Solarez UV Cure (high output) - https://www.solarez.com/product/uv-cure-flashlight-high-output/

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