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    Default Those dang mop flies

    Been tying these up to use either for pan fish or trout.

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    Just picked up some new "material" myself! Crappie and tilapia also take them!

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    Isaiah 41:10

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    The color patterns look great, thanks for sharing.

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    Have only tied a few of these mostly for experimentation, but I'm curious are you folks tapering the mop strands with scissors? The reason I ask is the only ones I've found so far (i.e. car wash mitts) are pretty thick. I realize that there are other sources, but was curious because of some of the photos I've seen it looks like some tiers are stylizing their mop flies. TIA.

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    I like the mop flies with the foam heads. Thanks for that idea. Mop flies are so versatile. Adios Philip

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    Quote Originally Posted by whatfly View Post
    Have only tied a few of these mostly for experimentation, but I'm curious are you folks tapering the mop strands with scissors? The reason I ask is the only ones I've found so far (i.e. car wash mitts) are pretty thick. I realize that there are other sources, but was curious because of some of the photos I've seen it looks like some tiers are stylizing their mop flies. TIA.
    I don't stylize my mop flies. I think the "natural" taper of the piece is one the reasons they're so effective. The flies in the pictures are tied with pieces from car wash mitts that I picked up in a local auto store(Pep Boys). That's the actual size of the mop piece on them. I've been able to find them in chartreuse, pale yellow/cream and gray. The rest of the colors are either dyed or colored with a permanent marker. They're the only thin ones I've found. I've found them in four sizes. Mini-mops, about a 1/2 inch long with a thin diameter, short mops, about a 1/2 inch long and as thick as a "standard" mop piece, pieces about 1 to 1 1/4 inch and large, pieces 1 1/2 to 2 inches long.
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    Those I'm going use for bass and I also plan to tie them with a foam head.
    This is the prototype of how I plan to tie them.
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    Tied up a few of these today.

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    Isaiah 41:10

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    Just finished tying my floating mini-mop flies for when the weather warms up a bit.

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    We may need to start a "Mop Fly" area here! I love them!
    Mike

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    Finished putting together my mini-mop box and my trout/panfish crossover box. Still have a few to tie for my bass box.


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