Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Muddlers

Wings, tails and tinsel bodies stagged
and ready for the deer hair head

During this period of social distancing, it's a good time to restock for spring.  I don't tie Muddler minnows particularly well so I thought I would work on some traditional ones, as well as black and white marabou ones for Adirondack brook trout.  These were tied on a #6 4XL streamer hook.  I will also tie the traditional ones on a mustad 9671 #12 as well.  I staged this batch tying the wings, tails, and body and then doing all the heads at once.




The Muddler fleet ready for the next mission

6 comments:

  1. Hi Mark, The "muddler" one the best, of the best is a long time favorite of mine. It seems to bring out the larger fish. I also tie it in total black, which may fish for a cricket. Who knows? Stay well. At this point all we can do is isolate ourselves.

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    1. John - the muddler is a classic. The all-black sounds like a good idea. Stay healthy!

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  2. Perfection Mark....
    Deer hair can be tough to master, but it looks like you have mastered it.

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    1. Alan - Those are far from perfect, the muddler is tough fly for me to tie well but I was getting better as I went along. Now to tie some small ones for small streams. Hope you and your family are all healthy and well-stocked!

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  3. Good looking muddlers, Mark! I have tied a few this winter also. The more I tied them the better they got.
    Best, Sam

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    1. Sam - I don't tie that many muddlers so the practice was definitely in order. Stay healthy!

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