The Infamous Mop

Brandon Mena - January, 2018

Iam going to approach this write up a little different. All the Mop Fly write ups I've come across on the internet are always trying to plead their case as to why, or why not the Mop should be shunned. I'm not going to get into that argument. Instead, i'm going to focus on how I like to tie the pattern and, hopefully, the people that would like to give the pattern a shot can find a helpful tutorial for a durable Mop Fly.

The biggest tip I can give is that, in my experience, I find that applying the Mop to a bare hook shank with Fly Tyers Z-Ment to be the most durable method. I've also tried tying the mop to the entire top of the hook shank. While I believe that method fishes fine, I've had much better luck with the method shown in the tutorial durability wise.

I'll end with this. It is no "silver bullet" fly. I've had great days on the mop and days where it didn't catch a feeesh on it, just like every other fly I've fished 😉. I get that using a material that wasn't made specifically for fly tying can bother some but, at the end of the day, neither was Antron...

-Big B

Material List
Materials & Alternate Materials Listed Below
Hareline Slotted Tungsten Beads
Hareline Slotted Tungsten Beads

Hareline Slotted Tungsten Beads - Classic Colors

$7.99
UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier
UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier

UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier

$1.99
Hanak H 400 BL Jig Hook
Hanak H 400 BL Jig Hook

Hanak H 400 BL Jig Hook

$8.95
SLF Spikey Squirrel Dubbing
SLF Spikey Squirrel Dubbing
SLF Spikey Squirrel Dubbing

SLF Spikey Squirrel Dubbing

$2.95
Fly Tyer's Z-Ment
Fly Tyer's Z-Ment

Fly Tyer's Z-Ment

$7.95
Mop Bodies
Mop Bodies

Mop Bodies

$2.45
Hareline Slotted Tungsten Beads
Hareline Slotted Tungsten Beads

Hareline Slotted Tungsten Beads - Metallic & Painted Colors

$7.99
Hareline Slotted Tungsten Beads
Hareline Slotted Tungsten Beads

Hareline Slotted Tungsten Beads - Neon Colors

$7.99
Tiemco Midge Whip Finisher
Tiemco Midge Whip Finisher

Tiemco Midge Whip Finisher

$24.95
Stonfo Thread Splitter
Stonfo Thread Splitter
Stonfo Thread Splitter

Stonfo Thread Splitter

$39.99
Tiemco Razor Scissors
Tiemco Razor Scissors

Tiemco Razor Scissors

$68.95
Special Edition Renzetti Master Vise
Special Edition Renzetti Master Vise

Special Edition Renzetti Master Vise

$879.99