Ken Morrish’s ‘Morrish Mouse’ is arguably one of the most well known (and effective) mouse patterns ever created. In fact, it’s one of our favorite flies at Rapids Camp Lodge.
However, originally tied on a traditional down-riding hook, some believe the original Morrish Mouse has a tendency for shorter strikes and potentially a higher rate of tongue hooked fish compared to mouse patterns tied with an up-riding stinger hook. We’re not sure whether that’s the case or not, but the fact that many anglers and fly tyers today are constantly pushing the envelope to design flies to catch more fish in the most responsible way possible is a really good thing.
That’s the basis behind Ken Morrish’s newest spin on the Morrish Mouse, The Morrish Mouse 2.0. Same great pattern, but with an up-eye stinger hook for better, safer, hookups. What’s not to love?
We recently received a request for tying instructions for the Morrish Mouse 2.0 (thanks Bill), so we reached out to none other than professional fly tyer and designer, Stuart Foxall, for the step by step.