The infamous Mop Fly has received quite a deal of attention recently. These flies were made popular by competition fly anglers and the Mop Fly fame has quickly spread because of their fish catching ability.
These flies drift hook point up so they won’t catch rocks, sticks, and the bottom of the river quite as often as a hook point down fly. I tie them a little differently than others I have seen to ensure they are incredibly durable. So far, the most I have caught on one mop fly is over 30 fish in a day - on the same fly! It held up wonderfully and still sits in my box.
These are all tied with black tungsten beads, black dubbing, and on a size 10 Partridge Ideal Jig hook.
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<p><a href="https://vimeo.com/298375494">Mop Fly Fly Tying Tutorial</a> from <a href="https://vimeo.com/taletelellers">TaleTellers Fly Fishing</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>