Steelhead Muddler


This is a useful summer steelhead pattern, especially on days when the fish seem to prefer a drab-colored fly. It is the traditional and highly-effective Muddler beefed up to handle steelhead.


Dyed purple deer hair, and dyed orange deer hair may also be used to good effect.

How to Fish

Traditional wet-fly swing.



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HOOK: 1X heavy, standard shank, turned-up eye; e.g. TMC 7999 or equivalent. Sizes 2-12


TAIL: Turkey quill

BODY: Flat Gold Tinsel or diamond braid

WING: Turkey quill over brown calftail