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Tim Flagler Ties The Mop Hopper

A Fly That Might Do For You What You Cannot Do For Yourself

We haven’t done much more with this fly than tie it using a few options. Will it catch? Hmmm – don’t know, but Tim Flagler isn’t your let’s throw this together and see what comes of it.

He says it’s a catcher, so we’re all in

And the Mop N’ Glo, the underlying tempter has a proven track record. When cool comes in October, I’ll be sure a dozen are with me. I’m thinking tube though. It’s got perfect swimology for a fall go around here.

There’s a couple of tricks in Tim’s vid, so pay attention. If you don’t like the fly – hang in there for the”tying tip.”

The Recipe as posted by Orvis:

Hook: Nymph/hopper hook (here, a Lightning Strike NH7), size 8. NOTE: there are several alternates, as well as tying as a tube fly.

Thread: Fluorescent green, 6/0 or 140-denier. NOTE: Denier your call. Thread just match mop, and foam color.

Body: Chartreuse mop “tentacle.”

Adhesive #1: Superglue.

Overbody: Green 2mm Craft Foam. NOTE: any color, but green is good.

Adhesive #2: Superglue.

Eyes: Black permanent marker.

Leg base: Caddis-green SLF Prism dubbing. NOTE: My dubbing, or yours.

Rear Legs: Barred round-rubber legs, medium.

Adhesive #3: Superglue.

Front Legs: Barred round-rubber legs, medium.

Wing: White Polypropylene Floating Yarn.

Indicator: Disc of 2mm Craft Foam.

Adhesive #4: Superglue.

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