Mini Muddler


The traditional Muddler is usually fished in larger sizes. This pattern is intended for smaller-sized flies. In can resemble many kinds of small baitfish, but its main attraction may be the vibrations set off by the spun deer hair head.

How to Fish

Like the standard Muddler, a Mini Muddler can catch fish when presented shallow or deep, on a sink-tip line or a floater, on a wet-fly swing or when retrieved. Presentations: count-down-and-retrieve, slow retrieve, wind drift, wet-fly swing, deep swing.

Tying Instructions

1. Debarb hook, place in vise, and start thread.

2. Tie in pearl Krystalflash and trim short.

3. Tie in hackle.

4. Dub body.

5. Wrap hackle

6. Spin deer hair head.

7. Whipfinish and trim head to shape.

HOOK: Dai Riki 700, size 8-14

TAIL: Pearl Krystalflash

BODY: Claret, olive, red, or black seal fur or seal substitute

HACKLE: Brown palmered

HEAD: Spun deer hair