The tie-dye mouse

So I need to explain this for a minute.  Most of you won’t realize this, but this is a horribly-wound version of a mouse.  I discovered that it was going to run off the rails when I started tying this with regular sewing thread–something way too thick and clubby for this.

Anyway, this was going to be a tutorial.  I tried filming it, but the qualitative mass delivered by Filmic Pro made my file so big, that I ran out of space before I had concluded.

So now, I have to delete a whole bunch of other stuff . . . apps, pics, movies,and such, to make enough room to shoot six minutes in that kind of definition.

That’s what I get for settling for a 16 gig iPhone 6.  I could use my Ipad2, but the camera quality is not as good . . . at least I think . . . hmmmm, maybe.

So, the pic.  his is colored deer hair, spun onto the hook through a technique called–oddly enough–“hair spinning.”  This hair did not “spin as much as I needed it, thus the segmented look.  I promise, I will not demonstrate the creation of some inferior rodent when I actually do get it up and going.  Plus, many of you might actually want to try it.

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The uninitiated might balk at this even being viable as trout lure.  But you’re wrong.  because this is skittered along the top of the water, to replicate a mouse swimming.  And the color is almost inconsequential, because the trout see it as a shadowed profile from underneath.

Oh yeah,and most of you probably subtly understood that trout feed on caddis, mayflies, mosquitoes, flies, and ants.  But they also have a nasty, carnivorous streak.  And if a trout hits this thing, you will know it,because the violent, vitriolic reflex-strike is ungodly . . .

Anyway. Click on the pic–if for no other reason than to illustrate the iPhone 6 camera’s qualitative base.

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