Morrish-Mouse

Cheech - July 1, 2018

Fishing with mouse patterns seems to be picking up steam as more and more anglers realize that there are lots of fish that will readily take advantage of a nicely presented rodent. The keys to a good mouse pattern in my opinion are movement, "gurgle," and hook gap. The Morrish Mouse is a really great example of how to achieve all three of those keys in a pretty simple form. It's basically three materials, and can take a little bit of time to tie, but it's not necessarily a difficult pattern with a bit of practice (even with the spinning of elk hair.) Kudos again to Ken Morrish for bringing us this well thought out and very effective fly!

A few tips.
1. You can tie this on a wide gap hook like the Gamakatsu B10S or the Fulling Mill Streamer Stripper hook
2. You can tie this fly with deer or elk hair, but I find that it's best with coarse elk hair like the back strip piece from Nature's Spirit
3. It can be tied with 4mm foam if you want to slim down the profile.
Happy tying!
~ Cheech

Material List
Materials & Alternate Materials Listed Below
Rabbit Zonker Strips
Rabbit Zonker Strips

Rabbit Zonker Strips

$3.99
Veevus GSP
Veevus GSP

Veevus GSP

$4.25
Fly Tyer's Z-Ment
Fly Tyer's Z-Ment

Fly Tyer's Z-Ment

$7.95
TMC 5263 Nymph & Streamer Hook
TMC 5263 Nymph & Streamer Hook

TMC 5263 Nymph & Streamer Hook

$28.65
Fly Tying Foam - 6mm
Fly Tying Foam - 6mm

Fly Tying Foam - 6mm

$3.50
Loon Ergo Quick Cut Whip Finisher
Loon Ergo Quick Cut Whip Finisher

Loon Ergo Quick Cut Whip Finisher

$12.99
Nature's Spirit Cow Elk Backstrip
Nature's Spirit Cow Elk Backstrip

Nature's Spirit Cow Elk Backstrip

$2.50
Tiemco Tungsten Carbide Razor Scissor
Tiemco Tungsten Carbide Razor Scissor

Tiemco Tungsten Carbide Razor Scissor

$95.95
Mustad Signature R73 Nymph & Streamer Hook
Mustad Signature R73 Nymph & Streamer Hook

Mustad Signature R73 Nymph & Streamer Hook

$4.99
Kona NS3 Nymph & Streamer 3XL Hook - 30 Pack
Kona NS3 Nymph & Streamer 3XL Hook - 30 Pack

Kona NS3 Nymph & Streamer 3XL Hook - 30 Pack

$6.75
Deadfly Half Hitch Hair Packer
Deadfly Half Hitch Hair Packer

Deadfly Half Hitch Hair Packer

$40.00
Peak Hex Hair Stacker Magnum
Peak Hex Hair Stacker Magnum

Peak Hex Hair Stacker Magnum

$49.99
Kona NS3 Nymph & Streamer 3XL Hook - 250 Pack
Kona NS3 Nymph & Streamer 3XL Hook - 250 Pack

Kona NS3 Nymph & Streamer 3XL Hook - 250 Pack

$45.99