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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-16-2019, 11:35 AM Thread Starter
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Black & White - Muddler Time

I get all school girl giddy fishing simple muddlers !!
Especially in long runs and glides.



For deep undercuts, channels and pockets, it's hard to beat a muddler.

A simple Black & Gold Muddler when it's overcast.



A simple White & Silver Muddler when the sun is high.



I like to keep them as simple as possible now days. A tinsel body, a polar bear or black bear wing and a coastal deer hair head and collar, trimmed round and coned. I can either hitch it or swim it on the swing.
It doesn't get fishier than this


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Mike, I would fish those guys all day, everyday.

Except when I tied a Marmalade Muddler on. But I'm sure you will forgive me for that transgression.

I love sparse-ish black muddlers, but never seem to tie them up. Silly.

I have one more trip in me this fall, I think I may wing up one of the light colored ones tonight. I'm out of black deer or elk hair, so the dark one will have to wait.
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Keith, I do tie alternates ....

- purple wing, copper body, natural deer hair head and collar. A great morning pattern
- purple wing, silver body, purple deer hair (can use black) head and collar. A great evening pattern


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Those are some beauties. I like the simplicity.
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Mike,

Do you hitch them at all, or just swing them in the film?
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That cutbank water looks smoking good...those muddlers are the preferred.
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Mike,

Do you hitch them at all, or just swing them in the film?
Most times I just swing them and wherever they fish is fine with me
However, there are times when I'm courageous enough, I will add a hitch and eat popcorn


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That cutbank water looks smoking good...those muddlers are the preferred.
That cut bank water is the Lower Rock Pool on the Margaree
I could spend an entire day there fishing the upper pool and right down into the lower water. About 400m (approx. 1300ft) of deep cut bank, channels, deep pockets, back eddy's, etc.
Only problem is, that water is riddled with ankle busters !! A wading staff and cleats are a must. When I say cleats, I mean spikes, not felt or rubber with studs either. I have carbide spikes that keep me grounded and a very sturdy wading staff, one that does not wobble under hydro-dynamic pressure. It's very challenging water and not many people fish it. But once you are fishing and get in the zone, you start seeing the holding water and the flashes and rolls of salmon resting and follows to your fly.


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