Mini McMouse Face

Cheech - February 7, 2018

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
Materials & Alternate Materials Listed Below
Gamakatsu B10S
Gamakatsu B10S

Gamakatsu B10S

$23.50
Loon UV Clear Fly Finish - Thick (1/2 oz)
Loon UV Clear Fly Finish - Thick (1/2 oz)

Loon UV Clear Fly Finish - Thick (1/2 oz)

$16.99
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 210 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 210 Denier

Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 210 Denier

$2.99
Fly Tying Foam - 3mm
Fly Tying Foam - 3mm

Fly Tying Foam - 3mm

$1.99
Double Barrel Popper Bodies
Double Barrel Popper Bodies
Double Barrel Popper Bodies

Double Barrel Popper Bodies

$6.25
Fulling Mill 36040 Streamer Stripper
Fulling Mill 36040 Streamer Stripper

Fulling Mill 36040 Streamer Stripper

$7.50
Loon UV Infiniti Light
Loon UV Infiniti Light

Loon UV Infiniti Light

$59.99
Loon Ergo Quick Cut Whip Finisher
Loon Ergo Quick Cut Whip Finisher

Loon Ergo Quick Cut Whip Finisher

$12.99
Pine Squirrel Skin - Zonked
Pine Squirrel Skin - Zonked
Pine Squirrel Skin - Zonked
Pine Squirrel Skin - Zonked
Pine Squirrel Skin - Zonked
Pine Squirrel Skin - Zonked

Pine Squirrel Skin - Zonked

$18.95
Loon Ergo Bobbin
Loon Ergo Bobbin

Loon Ergo Bobbin

$19.99
Silicone Flutter Legs
Silicone Flutter Legs

Silicone Flutter Legs

$3.99
Loon Soft Head
Loon Soft Head
Loon Soft Head

Loon Soft Head

$3.75
Maxima Leader Material - Clear
Maxima Leader Material - Clear

Maxima Leader Material - Clear

$4.95
UTC Ultrathread 210 Denier
UTC Ultrathread 210 Denier

UTC Ultrathread 210 Denier

$2.00
Nature's Spirit Bug Foam - 3 mm
Nature's Spirit Bug Foam - 3 mm

Nature's Spirit Bug Foam - 3 mm

$2.25
Gamakatsu B10S Stinger Nano Smooth Coat
Gamakatsu B10S Stinger Nano Smooth Coat

Gamakatsu B10S Stinger Nano Smooth Coat

$9.75
Renzetti Short Serrated Scissors
Renzetti Short Serrated Scissors

Renzetti Short Serrated Scissors

$39.95