A great Bass Bug tied on a 1/0 hook with large weed -guard. Also fine to use for pike. Nothing as spectacular as a take on the surface fishing a popper or bug. I would always pinch the barb flat as you fish for pike!
This mouse not only looks fantastic ... it is actually on the menu of large predators such as pike and large trout. A '' must have '' in the fly box ... but also give it a try at the leader of your fly line! A killer.