Mop flies are quickly becoming a favorite pattern for trout anglers across the country. The design of this fly allows for the mop material to move in the water and stimulate a strike from even the most wary of trout! The jig hook makes it an excellent selection for those wishing to contact nymph their favorite trout haunt. When fishing this in a contact nymph setup, try targeting particularly slow water. While the drift might be slower than preferred, physically jig the fly upwards about six inches before letting it sink back down to the bottom. This will give the impression that it is “skipping” along the bottom and add some extra play and movement to an otherwise boring drift.
- Barbless Jig Hook
- Tungsten Bead
A natural fly presentation of a caddis and crane larvae. Mop flies are a fantastic prospecting nymph and attractor fly for nymphing rigs. Once they get saturated with water they drop like an anvil. From your home swifter to the butt end of a larva fly, mop flies have caught the fly fishing community by storm over the past few years. Many fly anglers use these nymph flies for trout, carp, panfish, and small-mouth bass. When these flies soak up water they drop like an anvil and, as such, act as a great lead fly within nymphing rigs.