Mighty mouse :)

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ibookje
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Mighty mouse :)

Post by ibookje » Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:30 pm

Tied a deer hair mouse for a someone.
Surely not a 'fly' to be fished.
A few times a year I tie at fly fishing shows. When people ask me what I catch with my mice I tell them women and kids :)

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Re: Mighty mouse :)

Post by Theroe » Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:51 pm

That is a beautifully tied mouse pattern – I really like the orange hotspot that you have as well! I’m sure that would catch big brown trout at night in my neck of the woods.

In fact, I would pay you to tie a couple of those for me!!!

Dana
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Post by Eperous » Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:41 pm

Nicely done... ;)

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Post by ted patlen » Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:04 am

"Here I come to save the day.......!"

nice clean work. Makes me think of Ralphie Graves and his shrew...I loved to antagonize him by calling it a rat...

ibookje
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Re: Mighty mouse :)

Post by ibookje » Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:59 am

Thank you everyone :)
Yeah these mice are fun but time consuming to tie.
Usually takes 1 to 1.5 hours. Sometimes even longer.

For fishing I'd use less well defined cuts but just a profile of a mouse, no ears, whiskers or eyes.

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Re: Mighty mouse :)

Post by Eperous » Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:06 pm

ibookje wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:59 am
...For fishing I'd use less well defined cuts but just a profile of a mouse, no ears, whiskers or eyes.
So you're saying "fishing flies", not mountable ties, like you posted here.... :D

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Re: Mighty mouse :)

Post by Vance » Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:56 am

Theroe, I have a friend who has some old,old hooks that you may be interested in. I will give you his email address but to make sure it is you I have a question that only you may be able to answer. Where was the Grindstone donut store. My wife worked there back in the 80’s and 90’s. My email address is whv1937@comcast.net. Bill the mailman. Real name Bill Vance

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Re: Mighty mouse :)

Post by Theroe » Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:29 am

Vance wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:56 am
Theroe, I have a friend who has some old,old hooks that you may be interested in. I will give you his email address but to make sure it is you I have a question that only you may be able to answer. Where was the Grindstone donut store. My wife worked there back in the 80’s and 90’s. My email address is whv1937@comcast.net. Bill the mailman. Real name Bill Vance
Hi Bill
Many thanks for thinking of me with the hooks, i will email you !!

Dana
“Time to go fishing”

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Re: Mighty mouse :)

Post by ibookje » Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:24 pm

Often when tying at shows I get the question whether a fly (say the deer hair mouse) is for sale.
I tell them don't sell my flies, I give them away but only if one is willing to watch the whole tying process which can take an hour. The ones that are willing to do so are often women or kids.

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Sometimes they ask if I would still sell the fly. Asking them what they would consider a fair price, often around $5-10.
I'd say I was thinking around $30 and they would wave it away. I'd then ask how much is their an hours work worth at their job?... :D

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