Mini McMouse Face

High Protein in a Small Package

Rowing down the river in very low light, and I had just broken off a skating caddis and didn't really want to thread 4x tippet through a size 14 hook without any visibility.  That's when I adjusted (clipped off) my leader right around the 1x section and grabbed for the mice.  Many fish were had at the hands of the mini McMouseface that evening, and it got a role on the starting squad that night.  The Mousey McMouseface had been a popular fly for about a year, but i had lots of requests for something a lot smaller - enter the Mini McMouseface.  A single hooked fly that was designed to fit wholly into the mouth of most mouse eaters.  Where the Mousey McMouseface is a pain to tie, this one is actually a fly that you won't have any problem cranking out a dozen or two at a time.  The key for this fly is the tail construction which borrows techniques from saltwater fishers, and specifically Bryce Etter, who allowed me to watch him tie some bugs at the Wasatch Expo last year.  Get a squirrel pelt and get mousey!!

~ Cheech

Material List
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Hook: Fulling Mill 36040 Streamer Stripper - 4
Thread: Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 210 Denier - Black
Body/Tail: Pine Squirrel Skin - Zonked - Natural
Tail Support: Maxima Leader Material - Clear - 20 lb
Back: Fly Tying Foam - 3mm - Black
Legs: Silicone Flutter Legs - Tan
Head: Double Barrel Popper Bodies - Black - Extra Small
Head Finish: Loon UV Clear Fly Finish - Thick (1/2 oz)
Head Finish 2: Loon Soft Head - Clear

Other tools from the tutorial:
Loon Ergo Bobbin
Loon UV Infiniti Light
Loon Ergo Quick Cut Whip Finisher
Renzetti Short Serrated Scissors
Fly Tyer's Z-Ment