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.