Nice Mice! – Top Three Thursday August 16, 2018 – Posted in: Top 3 Thursday – Tags: ,

What are the three best mouse patterns for fly fishing?

Using mice can be one of the most exciting experiences in fly fishing. Bass, musky, and trout go nuts for these fuzzy little critters once the lights go out. Here are our three of our favorites. What would your top three be?

  • Master Splinter Cermele’s Master Splinter is the pattern to use if you’re a fly tyer. It is simple, quick, and incredibly effective. The thick mat of hair displaces water and the foam keeps the fly afloat.
  • Deerhair Mouse The only thing better than an expertly crafted deerhair mouse is a real mouse tied to a hook. The former takes a lot of time and skill. For a handful of reasons, I wouldn’t advise the latter.
  • Generic Bass Popper In a hurry? Head to your local big box store and grab a blister pack of cheap bass poppers. After a few casts they’ll begin to take on water and they’ll stop popping. But they’ll sit on the surface and make a ruckus. You know, like a mouse avoiding a predatory fish.

So, what did we leave out? What are your favorite mouse patterns? What would your top three look like? Let us know below!


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