A Mickey Mouse Operation


During a long-overdue cleaning of my office over the weekend, I found all sorts of unmentionable and forgettable items, but one discovery that made the effort worthwhile was this buzzbait. I bought it on ebay at least eight or ten years ago and it’s been waiting for an opportunity to go to work ever since.

As you can see, instead of a skirt it features an imitation mouse or rat, similar to the type you’d take someplace like Alaska or New Zealand to fish for carnivorous brown trout as long as your leg. It’s got whiskers, eyeballs and a tail, and while I don’t know how it looks or acts in the water, the bass of Mexico are going to find out in a little over three weeks.

If it works, I’m going to have to enlist a fly tier somewhere to build me some more.