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Offline Speckles

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Mouse
« on: April 07, 11:01PM »
First shot at a mouse. I used elk hair think it was good decision.

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Re: Mouse
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 11:15PM »
Nice mouse. From what I here That won't catch anything in newfoundland ;)
Another cool mouse pattern is the morrish mouse. NS fishing site had a thread on mice. Some pretty cool video links to utube.

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Re: Mouse
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 06:25AM »
Nice job Speckles!

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Re: Mouse
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 06:56AM »
Turned out well speckles.  The only thing I would  suggest you  try is something that was pointed out to me a long time ago with these.   I  was  told the hook ups were a lot better if  I  trimmed the bottom flat  to make  sure the  hook rode in the water...  If it was a lie to me its a lie to you...  lol
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Re: Mouse
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 09:17AM »
Turned out well speckles.  The only thing I would  suggest you  try is something that was pointed out to me a long time ago with these.   I  was  told the hook ups were a lot better if  I  trimmed the bottom flat  to make  sure the  hook rode in the water...  If it was a lie to me its a lie to you...  lol
Thanks for offering Gary. Not long after posting and looking it over I did just that. I thought it even more resembles the mouse with it trimmed on the under side. It lands upright every time I toss it on the desk now.
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Re: Mouse
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 10:55AM »
Very nice Mouse and ya they don't work up here in Lab  ;)
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Re: Mouse
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 11:15AM »
I once opened a speckle that might have been 10" long if I was telling a tale, and it had 3 of these in it. I want to find out if mice follow a sort of migration from one area to another and if it is something that triggers trout to start feeding on them at this specific time , similar to the way they zone in on certain hatches while everything else floats by. Just a thought but an interesting one. Anyone ever ponder this?
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Re: Mouse
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 11:20AM »
Thete is a lemming migration in Lab for sure. Perry has told me of some stories about this
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Re: Mouse
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 11:30AM »
Thanks guys and thank you Robbie I think I will look further into this. I've heard stories from fishermen of old that they would catch a mouse and let it swim across Skye river to find out if the fish had come up river yet. If the mouse made it across they would not bother fishing. After a long winter it seems reasonable the mice could be on the move to spring food supplies. Gotta do some homework.
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Re: Mouse
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 11:30AM »
I  too have heard of the lemmings in  NFLD  and Lab  Robbie.   I  guess the  Char really  target them  once it  starts as well....   
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Re: Mouse
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 11:40AM »
nice looking mouse...what size hook are you using there? 

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Re: Mouse
« Reply #11 on: April 08, 12:05PM »
nice looking mouse...what size hook are you using there?
Thanks Andrew it's a size 10 salmon hook. The mouse seems pretty much the size it should. I tied another today on a size 18, and used a smaller rubber band but I think this small next time I would use just a pheasant tail quill or something similar in size. It looks good but is probably too small. Just wanted to have it in more than one size. Only taking a few minutes to produce these , I'm really starting to like spinning hair.
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Re: Mouse
« Reply #12 on: April 08, 12:33PM »
I was down ski dooing at a friends cottage yesterday and when we came back I was watching a Mink swimming around in a  deep hole out in front of a big rock. All of sudden I watched a series of big splash's occur and wondered if Mr. Ouananiche had Mr. Mink for dinner. Mr. Mink surfaced and high tailed it out of there so it must have been quite a battle for survival from each party! Been here in Lab for almost 2 years now and have yet to see a Lemming swimming!

http://www.hww.ca/en/species/mammals/lemmings.html
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Re: Mouse
« Reply #13 on: October 15, 11:36PM »
A different take I seen posted somewhere 
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Re: Mouse
« Reply #14 on: January 25, 01:14PM »
I'd say you are doing very well with your spinning
its not always  about the catching

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Re: Mouse
« Reply #15 on: January 25, 06:44PM »
Thanks caddis its my favorite thing to tie on a hook. Getting it on the hook is the easy part, it's still getting everything else in place cleanly. Good hair a plus, it makes things go much smoother.
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