The Big Eyed Stuart Little
Mice, voles, rats, and other rodents commonly construct their homes on the banks of rivers. Look for big cut banks that back up to long grass and weeds and rocky formations on the side of the river or stream. After a heavy rain or increase in flow it will flush out these critters from their homes sending them down river dead or alive. Not only are they getting forced into the water because of high water, but during low light hours when there’s the most bug activity these rodents will be feeding on flying and clinging insects along the rock formations near the water’s edge. While foraging a mouse/rodent may swim from one spot to another. This makes an easy meal for larger predatory fish to snag a quick meal. I went with the big glow in the dark eyes to make it easier to fish during low light hours giving you a better idea of where your fly is when fishing it. Carry your UV torch with you and hit the eyes in between cast to really make them glow.
The Big Eyed Stuart Little Ingredients & Tying Recipe:
Hooks – 2 Gamakatsu B10S sz 1/0 + Gamakatsu Octopus sz 2
Thread – UTC 210 Fl. Orange
Tail – Pine Squirel Black
Body – Hareline Rabbit Strips Black 6mm Foam
Legs – Hareline Micro Chennille Poodah Brown
Articulation – Senyos Intruder Wire + Power Pro Braided Line
Eyes – Hareline Glow in The Dark Eyes – 8mm
Glue – UV Fly Finish Thick
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