I need to do a step by step or video on this mouse with the popper head. It's actually pretty fast to tie the way I do them. The deer hair portion is essentially like tying 3-4 big caddis style wings back-to back-to-back. The belly is zonker, so there's zero trimming on a (mostly) deer hair mouse.Yep he is the Cream of the crop around here.
Inspiring to us all.
Many people tell me how much patience I have, and I do have more than most people. When it comes to fly tying, I try to teach myself to tie a fly in 15 minutes or less. Maybe 5 minutes or so for the smaller flies. Mostly because I know I'm going to lose the best of them one day.
Many of the flies Cream and others tie here, I wouldn't even attempt because I know the time they will take. I can tell you though, I bought a deer hair mouse pattern for trout in Ausable area of MI a dozen years ago. I haven't been able to use it for trout. But I've caught more than 30 bass on it and have gone in water a couple times to retrieve it from a tree or log. I guess I should rethink taking the time to tie the best flies.
If any of you want to meet and tie together over winter, count me in.