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This May Be The Only Mouse Pattern You’ll Ever Need

Guest Blogger: Steve Culton

A game-used Master Splinter in olive and white. Clearly, the trout approved.

A game-used Master Splinter in olive and white. Clearly, the trout approved.

You have to chuckle at the lengths some tyers will go to sell their flies.

Nowhere is this more apparent than in the mouse section of the fly bin. There they are, so cute and cuddly with their little black eyes, dainty ears and whiskers. Now, ask yourself a few questions. Do you really think a gator brown is going to check if that mouse-shaped thing floating over its lie has whiskers? Will it be able to see black eye dots on a grey fly at midnight on a new moon? Or, is the real purpose of that fly to attract and catch an angler? more…