Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by porterHause, Nov 3, 2012.
Final bump for muddlers. Only 3 days left!
last minute entry
Skating injured muddler thing
Part of a skating steelhead assortment I'll be bringing to the fly swap Inspired by idylwylde's quigley's dragon gurgler, they all feature reverse hooks for skating.
Very nice Pat .
Nice one Pat. Wish I'd gotten in on that swap.
still time, swap is dec 1 at the avid, look for the thread holiday fly swap
we have room
tie 5 of one kind of fly
then 5 of a differnt kind
come prepared to have fun
learn something about tying
and meet some really cool people from this site
I was looking at that thread. I'd have to have 10 flies tied (5 each of 2 patterns) by tomorrow. If I can pull that off, I may crash that party.
Are these trout flies or any flies? Probably should move this to the proper thread.
crash away either way!
Awesome entries to all! A tough choice, but after seeing Pat's muddler, and stealing it for myself, I declare Pat Lat the winner of this month's salon, provided he gives us a materials list.
Thanks all for the awesome entries!
Well done Pat. That is great fly and well tied.
Thanks everyone, I thought the idea of a skating muddler would be nice, after all deer hair floats. I also like muddlers with red because it gives the impression of the minnow being injured, which is usually when you would expect to see them flopping on the surface.
As for how I tied it, pretty simple. I took a bronze 3xl hook, size 6 i think and connected a gamakatsu 50409 split shot/drop shot hook with 30lb braid, once I got it where I wanted it I clipped the point off the front hook and lashed them together with super glue and really strong thread. After that the tie is pretty standard, red and gold krystal flash turkey and deer hair.
As for the deer hair, spin it on a bare hook instead of wrapping a thread base. No need to stack it besides the first clump, pull out the fur and short hairs. place the clump on top the hook then do two soft loops and slowly pull up on the thread as you let it slip out of your grasp. dont completely let it go but once its spun pinch it and pull the thread tight and give it another wrap or two. after that just pack it as much as you can being careful not to bend the hook. Then repeat, or alternate colors. I typically trim the bottoms very flat and give it a few dabs of superglue.
Be sure to enter your favorite caddis emerger in this months salon!