How time flies... Hung up the spey rod in March for gear and bass fishing on the delta. Then I hear someone talking about half-pounders and I thought "It can't be that time of the year already."
I'll never be able to tie detailed salmon flies. I suppose the "muddler" is just right for me...
Getting ready for a trip to the Lower Klamath next month. 2 nights camping out on a gravel bar.
These would be goto muddles that I would pick! Great flies.
I find for general fishing, Muddlers, Lady Carolines and Sculpzilla are my gots, from trout to bass to steelhead. For spey, you do not need a lot more than this, unless you have a spefìfic watershed need. Nothing wrong with Dees, Herons, et cetera.
Great tie. I just saw a guy in a Colorado Flyshop buying a few marabou muddlers with varying colored marabou tails and it inspired me to tie a few with marabou for the fall...purple and black is definitely a great look. May have to do blue as well as chartreuse....
I need to get some turkey for the wings...how do you guys tie your turkey wing so it stays in one piece and does not separate? Touch of lacquer?
I don't even worry about it. I just match them up and tie them in. you have to think positive - you're going to get so many smashing grabs that the fish are going to tear up your fly anyway... I'm not sure they're choosing to hit the "pretty" flies only.