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What is all the fuss about Mop Flies? after fishing with them over the last few seasons hear are my go-to 5 Mops that catch fish 

Mop Flies are a hot topic of conversation in the fly fishing industry. They are catching a lot of fish all over the world, so they have proven to be effective (both in recreational fishing and in competition fishing). However, some traditionalists may frown upon using a Mop Fly because it doesn't necessarily look like a "classic fly" that one would see in books or the movies. But that's ok. There was once a time when any fly other than a Dry Fly was frowned upon too.  Mop Flies are really no different than many of the worm and egg patterns that have been sold in fly shops for years. The only difference is that Mop Flies generally catch more fish!

Where did the Mop Fly originate?

According to a Wall Street Journal article, the mop fly originated in North Carolina when Jim Estes visited a dollar store that sold chartreuse "mops" and he used the mop microfiber "nubs" to tie a mop fly for trout. (Scheck, Justin. "Fly Fishing Renegades are Cleaning Up - With Kitchen Mops." Wall Street Journal, October 14, 2016).

What does a Mop Fly imitate?

It is hard to know exactly what a fish thinks. More than likely, a Mop Fly imitates a small baitfish, caddis larva, cased caddis, cranefly larva, grub, caterpillar, worm, or any other fish treats. Depending on the colour used and the method of tying, a Mop Fly could be tied to imitate almost anything.

Does colour matter? 

Yes and No. Because Mop Flies are fished all over the world, the type of fish, weather conditions, water clarity, angler confidence, and other factors could affect colour selection. The colour combinations are almost limitless, so choose several combinations that you feel confident with based on the conditions in which you normally fish.

The Mop Fly has been the cleanup carp fly for almost as long as it has been for Trout. Make sure to cast a  Mop Fly on your next outing 


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