Fly Tying Tutorial: Adam Kornuth's Magic Mouse
It's Mousin' Time
If you want to see river monsters crush your fly on the surface and put up a good fight, give the Magic Mouse a go!
Finding the right combination of a realistic yet easy-to-tie mouse pattern is one of the hardest things to do in fly tying, but Adam Kornuth found the Holy Grail in his Magic Mouse.
With a Double Barrel slider head on a Senyo's Articulated Shank for Steelhead and Salmon Flies, backed up by the ultra-sharp and durable Kona Universal Strong Streamer hook, The Magic Mouse has everything you need in a great mouse pattern while being simple to tie.
Rear Hook Section
- Hook: Kona Universal Strong Streamer (USS) hook, 1/0
- Tail: Rabbit Strip
- Under Body: Rabbit Strip
- Over Body: Craft Foam
Front Shank Section
- Shank: Fish-Skull Senyo's Articulated Shank for Steelhead and Salmon Flies, 40 mm
- Body: Rabbit Strip
- Head: Surface Seducer Double Barrel Popper & Slider Body, large, white
- Ears: Craft Foam
- Whiskers: 20lb Fluoro
- Eyes: Surface Seducer Dragon Eyes, 6 mm, Arctic (gray)
View the Flymen Articulated Shank Family guide.
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About Brian Wise:
Brian Wise is a fly fishing guide in extreme Southern Missouri. His mainstays are the wild rainbow trout and large predatory brown trout of the North Fork of the White River, but he is also a self-proclaimed smallmouth junkie and loves the seasonal striper fishing as well. He's been the head guide at River of Life Farm for over a decade and has been featured in print such as Southern Living Magazine, Outdoor Life, Fly Fisherman, Field and Stream, Rural Missouri Magazine, on television shows such as NBC’s Today Show, Outdoor Channel’s Ultimate Outdoors, several appearances on Outdoor Channel Outfitters, and is a Field Producer for Chasing Waters on the Pursuit Channel. He was a 2007 qualifier for the coveted Best of the West distance casting competition and won the Bennett Springs distance casting competition with a whopping cast of 106 feet. When Brian isn’t guiding, he is fishing with his two sons. His fly tying and fly fishing videos are quickly making their way to the top of the list, and the Fly Fishing the Ozarks Youtube Channel is the fastest growing channel in the fly fishing genre.
Comments on this post (5)
Hi, hope this mail finds you well, im Denis Salengo from kenya, im appropriator of a workshop that mainly deals with production of fishing flies, my main concern therefore is marketing if i could get a vast platform to work with you i would be very grateful. We supply top notch flies per dozen at a wholesale prices depending on the pattern given.
Waiting to hear back from you. Thank you
— Salengo Denis
Fun fly, I’d like to tie a few for my trip to Alaska. Do you have experience in downsizing it a bit and the associated sizes . The camp I go to does not want clients to use big hooks for the fish as they want to minimize the trauma. Thanks
— Dale Ray
Tried the flies I bought recently and Top water articulated fly is too heavy and the Small double barrels sink too easily. The larger double barrels are good though! Any advice or help would be appreciated since the flies are expensive. Thanks
— Rod Buchanan
Magic Mouse 🐭 is great,try darker fur ,black 🐷 bristles and round black eyes works good on river in NZ.CHEERS🍺🍺
— Darryl o’reilly-nugent
Will your shop pull the materials and send it all or do I need to order each thing separately?
— Matt McGraw