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Nov 20 2008

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Classification: Freshwater
Category: Foam Poppers/Sliders Surface
Bugs & Baits: Mouse/Rat
Fish: Bass Catfish Pike/Muskie Trout
Color(s): Black
Recipe viewed 2772 times. Recipe ID: 987655533

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Rabbit Rat


Hook
2/0
Thread
3/0
Tail
Chenille
Body
Cross Cut Rabbit
Diving Lip
Foam Sheet
Front Legs
Rubber Legs

This fly was featured in the 2009 Travel Guide issue of Fly Fish America. Al and Gretchen Beatty, "We think it is one of the most interesting mouse imitations we've seen." "The fish here in Idaho really like this mouse-alot!"

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  • By: Inconnu
  • Date: 05/30/09
Mouse/Rat

I like these patterns for large trout as well as many other gamefish.
I would have liked to see at least tying insrtuctions, but the idea is still there. I would tie the head up on more of an angle by tying the hair in closer to the hook-eye so the foam sits up a bit more. This would displace water even more than it already does.
Looks good, I hope it does well for you.
     's reply:
         UPDATE

I added tying instructions and a note from Al Beatty on this pattern.