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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Unread 08-18-2019, 01:22 PM Thread Starter
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Steelhead Muddlers

Olive, Purple and Brown versions tied on A.J. #3 hooks.
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More brilliance coming from your vise my friend
I really like the colours you choose ... are you fishing these on a tip ??


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Love the colours of that bottom muddler!
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Excellent ties again. I fished a similar purple one on Thursday morning above you. Looking forward to some higher water levels to fish these.
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I really like the colours you choose ... are you fishing these on a tip ??


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Thanks Mike! I plan on using these during the "early" part of the steelhead season on the Salmon River from mid-September through late October. During this time period the river is usually running at the base fall flow release of 350cfs unless we get a lot of rain. The water temps. are relatively warm so the steelhead like to hold in the fast pocket water and riffles to get oxygen. I'll be using a 3 foot tip of T-11 to fish these muddlers in this type of water.
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Thanks Mike! I plan on using these during the "early" part of the steelhead season on the Salmon River from mid-September through late October. During this time period the river is usually running at the base fall flow release of 350cfs unless we get a lot of rain. The water temps. are relatively warm so the steelhead like to hold in the fast pocket water and riffles to get oxygen. I'll be using a 3 foot tip of T-11 to fish these muddlers in this type of water.
A cracking selection of muddlers Im visiting BC in late Sept , and hope to give muddlers a try, I see that you write your going to fish using T11, Correct me in my confusion, but are these style of flies not fished of full floaters and maybe a long leader
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A cracking selection of muddlers Im visiting BC in late Sept , and hope to give muddlers a try, I see that you write your going to fish using T11, Correct me in my confusion, but are these style of flies not fished of full floaters and maybe a long leader
It depends on the specific river type and water conditions when you are fishing. My home river is very short and tiny by west coast standards. Yet it gets extremely heavy angler pressure all year because it is the most famous river on the Great Lakes. Usually you have many other anglers sharing the runs (its crowded!). So at the time of the year when I will use these a short tip of T-11 and a 4 foot tippet to the fly is what I have found to be most effective for me.
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Hello.. And DANG!! Purple Muddlers!! Didnīt think of that.. Sitting and dressing up some original Muddlers and green/brown ones for waking/riffling searun browns, and purple turn up! Quick check. Purple shadow fox, purple bucktail and a spool of purple lazer-mylar tinsel. Black deer hair, a bit short but will possibly cover a Wilson size 4.. will have to do... in the dark.. Muahahaha.. Yours borano20
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They are very nicely done
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Those are some excellent looking muddlers!
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Those look fantastic!!!

I gotta ask, do they stay up on top if directed?
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They look great thanks for sharing! I love steelhead muddlers!! Cheers, Chris
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Those are perfect!
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Do you skate the fly or swing with a heavy sinking tip
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On my river I usually use an Intermediate polyleader and swim them in the surface film.
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