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    Default Ever heard of a "Mop" fly???

    Howdy All;

    Ran across this while checking out some other fishing videos,
    Looks like it might be a good'n.

    mop fly recipe - Google Search



    Y'all keep washin' them hands now.

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    This is a pattern that came out about 2 or 3 years ago. It is basically a honey bug that uses a peace of a mop instead of tying the chenille on the hook. It works well on fresh stocked fish. Honey bugs came out in the mid 60 from a gentlemen whos name was Berger. He sold them as well as a kit to tie them. Really nothing new.
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    addictedangler, Howdy;

    Quote Originally Posted by addictedangler View Post
    This is a pattern that came out about 2 or 3 years ago. It is basically a honey bug that uses a peace of a mop instead of tying the chenille on the hook. It works well on fresh stocked fish. Honey bugs came out in the mid 60 from a gentlemen whos name was Berger. He sold them as well as a kit to tie them. Really nothing new.
    Always happy to get a response to a post.

    I found this on a more then less Trout fishing forum, a friend uses it for nymphing in Western rivers.
    I did some reading about it, and found that it is an excellent fly for just about any type of fishin'
    anyone cares to do. Here are some articles (some have videos), just a google search page nothing
    cherry picked.

    mop fly recipe - Google Search



    Thanks for your response.

    hank


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    Quote Originally Posted by tarfu View Post
    Always happy to get a response to a post.
    If your post is about tying flies, you'll probably get a lot more responses here:

    https://www.crappie.com/crappie/jig-...ing-diy-forum/
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    deathb4disco, Howdy;

    Quote Originally Posted by deathb4disco View Post
    If your post is about tying flies, you'll probably get a lot more responses here:

    https://www.crappie.com/crappie/jig-...ing-diy-forum/
    Well, after close to 1200 views between all 3 posts I'd think they might be in the right place.
    As 2 of the 3 are right from trout fishin' forums and not jigs the cap spider could be a jig
    (it is on a 1/120th oz. jig-head after all), could be in that link.

    I like fly fishin' there are folks here that like it too it seems. Some might like tyin' them as well
    so I thought I'd post'em here where my targeted receivers are. Hopefully, after the doors are
    open to the fishin' holes some will have tyed them and some feedback will pop-up. Would be nice,
    but not that important to me. Just like for'em to be tried is all.

    hank

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    I fished a stocked stream near Gettysburg last week and only had limited success on nymphs and wets. I then put on a white honeybug and in 6 or 7 cast produced 5 more trout. Those stock fish were used to pellets and bread. I have tried them on wild trout as well. Both in the Letort and Bigspring. I did catch a few Brownies but did not think that that was my best choice in fly selection. I tried them for great lakes steelhead and had a few looks. However I never really did not fished them enough for the steelhead to make a good judgment. I like to sight fish them in C and R areas. These fish get caught and released many times so they can take a fly and spit it out quicker then you can set the hook at times.

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    I'm going to add this to my arsenal for those slow days and I want to catch some freshly stocked fish.

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    TheRo0sTer, Howdy;

    Quote Originally Posted by TheRo0sTer View Post
    I'm going to add this to my arsenal for those slow days and I want to catch some freshly stocked fish.

    AWWWwww c'mon now it's not a kibble fly ... really. chuckle

    hank

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    Quote Originally Posted by tarfu View Post
    TheRo0sTer, Howdy; AWWWwww c'mon now it's not a kibble fly ... really. chuckle

    hank
    Errr ummm speaking of the kibble fly. LoL A 75 yr young gentleman shared this secret with me a few years back. He commented on my cast and ability to lay a fly out. We got to talking and I asked him how he was catching all these stockers piled up behind me. He shared the secret and I told him "This is how I will keep my kid excited about fly fishing." It worked too! Once things slowed down, Kibble Fly and my son was hammering them. Smiling with an ear to ear grin, I knew he was hooked!
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