Muskrat?

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by Jeff Dodd, Oct 5, 2013.

  1. Rick LaRiviere

    Rick LaRiviere Active Member

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    Grey Nymph has been a very productive pattern for me in various waters across the country. I've also used muskrat in a personal variation of gold and silver ribbed Hare's Ear nymphs (with some guard hairs left in) that have also produced well.
     
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  2. Jim Darden

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    Well there are a lot of patterns that use muskrat. I would recommend that you save one full skin for yourself and ditch the rest, I've been working on one skin for 40 years and it is still going strong.
     
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    hair hackle flies
     
  4. Dottiesdad

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    And also how about Polly's Muskrat nymph?

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    The one pictured here is not tied quite true to the original, but pretty close. Very effective pattern.
     
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  5. Olive bugger

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    Hey, what is wrong with tweed breeks and waistcoats?

    Remember, drys, cast upstream to rising fish only!
     
  6. jersey

    jersey livin' the dream

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    can't beat the price Jeff, 45 cents!! awesome
     
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  7. tonemike

    tonemike fish'n glass

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    i tie a tiny little red-headed sowbug out of muskrat and that little sucker kills.
     
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    Pretty much any fly with a medium to dark grey body can be tied with Muskrat. Back in the dark ages (you know before computers, the interweb, and the proliferation of synthetics), muskrat was considered an essential fly tying material. Heck , even Lee Wulff (Yeah, I know he is an old dead guy now) used muskrat on his GREY WULLF.
     
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