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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-03-2019, 08:13 PM Thread Starter
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more muddlers....

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.
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-04-2019, 07:20 AM
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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.

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Those Muddlers are bang on !!
Really tied well
I suspect some action will be had for you.


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I think these muddlers are outstanding. I generally tend to use a sparse collar and a larger head. I like the torpedo head and larger collar look. Well tied! Thanks for putting them up.

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Gotta love muddlers,very nice,they are my #1
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I want to tie up some black ones too. Anybody have a suggestion on a black feather for wings?

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man, these are great. you made it look easy!

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Love your Muddlers...great flies!!!
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I want to tie up some black ones too. Anybody have a suggestion on a black feather for wings?
I think if you use the same white tip turkey as you did for these and change up the head and collar with black deer hair you would have a stellar black muddler

"Snowflake" Argus would be another choice of mine


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Sexy, sexy!

I love ‘em.
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Working on a few black/purple versions now. I have a tying kit from cabela's that is probably 20 years old... Used the black rooster neck for the tail and wings on this one.
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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....
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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?
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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.

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