Mop Chenille for Flies
The material from car washing/polishing mitts, now available as a chenille,
as used in top streams around the world!
The new 'squirmy'.
Also see Fritz Chenille
See how to tie a Mop Fly
Mop chenille is a type of chenille that is made from a thick, fluffy yarn. It is often used to tie flies that imitate grubs, larvae, and other soft-bodied insects. Mop chenille is available in a variety of colors, so you can match it to the natural insects that are found in your local waters.
To use mop chenille, you will need a few basic materials, including:
- A fly tying vise
- A pair of fly tying scissors
- A dubbing needle
- A mop chenille
- A hook
Once you have your materials, you can begin tying your fly. Here are the basic steps:
- Select a hook that is the appropriate size for the type of fly you are tying.
- Tie in a piece of chenille at the hook bend.
- Wrap the chenille forward, covering the shank of the hook.
- Trim the excess mop chenille.
- Add a head and tail to the fly, as desired.
That's all there is to it! With a little practice, you will be able to tie effective flies that will catch fish.
Here are some additional tips for using mop chenille:
- Use a dubbing needle to help you wrap the mop chenille around the hook shank. This will help to keep the chenille neat and tidy.
- Trim the excess chenille with a pair of fly tying scissors. Be sure to trim the chenille evenly so that the fly looks smooth and finished.
- Experiment with different colors of mop chenille to match the natural insects that are found in your local waters.
- Use a variety of hook sizes to create different sizes of mop chenille flies.
With a little practice, you will be able to tie effective mop chenille flies that will catch fish.
Here are some of the benefits of using mop chenille for fly tying:
- Mop chenille is a very versatile material that can be used to tie a variety of flies.
- Mop chenille is relatively inexpensive, so it is a great option for budget-minded fly tyers.
- Mop chenille is easy to use, even for beginners.
- Mop chenille flies are often very effective, especially when fishing for fish that feed on soft-bodied insects.
If you are looking for a versatile and effective fly tying material, then mop chenille is a great option. With a little practice, you will be able to tie flies that will catch fish.