Published Dec 1. 2022 - 1 year 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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Hook: Risen 200r (size 10) -
Bead: Risen Brass Bead (3.2mm, silver) -
Thread: Veevus 6/0 (black) -
Abdomen: Risen Mop Pieces (chartreuse) -
Glue: Loctite brush on -
Legs: Semperfly Straggle Legs (black) -
Resin: Solarez Ultra Thin UV Resin -

Vise: Renzetti Traveler -
Bobbin: Stonfo Bobtec -
Scissors: Risen 4.5" Straight Hair -
Hackle Gauge: Griffin Hook and Hackle Gauge -
Whip finisher: Dr. Slick brass -
Fly Tying Bench: Oasis Walnut Compact Bench -
UV Light: Solarez UV Cure (high output) -

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