Video tutorial courtesy of our friends at InTheRiffle
The Mini Mr Hanky is a great mouse pattern for big Alaskan Rainbows and large carnivorous Brown Trout! The Mini Mr Hanky is a lifelike mouse pattern that fishes incredibly well (way better than it looks dry)!! In this video James from InTheRiffle demonstrates tying the “Mini” version, but there is a full size version that uses rabbit instead of the pine squirrel. Both are equally effective, but the Mini is very popular in the lower 48. The Mini Mr Hanky is easy to fish, just quarter it down and across and “walk” (or wake) the fly slowly to the other bank and watch this fly work!!
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Mini Mr Hanky Fly Tying Recipe:
Hook: #04 Tiemco 7999 or 7989
Thread: Black Veevus 6/0
Trailer: 20LB Maxima Chameleon
Trailer Hook: #04 Black Gamakatsu Octopus
Tail: Natural Zonker Hide of Pine Squirrel
Body: Natural Zonker Pine Squirrel
Back: Brown 2MM Thin Foam
Legs: Brown Medium Round Rubber Legs
Whiskers: Pearl Krystal Flash
Glue: Brush On Zap A Gap
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