Trying to knock out two requests here; one by Bill on how to do a Muddler head and also by Thomas for a Zoo Cougar. This fly, designed by Kelly Galloup, is representative of a sculpin. The Zoo Cougar is unweighted and designed to be fished in the top few feet of the water column as dictated by the type of sinking line used with it. RECIPE: Hook: TMC 5263 #4 Thread: GSP 200 Tail: Marabou Body: White Catus Chenille Underwing: White Calf Tail Overwing: Mallard Flank Head: Deer Hair Put your hook in the vice and start your thread at the 2/3 point. This will be a reference point not to go past for the body and where the head will start. The other reference point is the start of the barb. Tie in two marabou feathers, one on each side. You want them about the length of the shank. Tie down the stems up each side of the shank, not going past your reference point. Wet the feather to control it a bit more. Again, stop your thread at the start of the barb. Wrap the chenille body up to your reference point. Tie in an underwing of calf tail. It is now okay to go past your reference point. Select two mallard flank feathers that have a straight shaft. The one on the right should not be used as it has a curve to the shaft and will effect the swim of the fly. Marry the feathers and tie them on the top of the hook. You want them to go just past the marabou. Make sure they go straight down the hook shank. If one feather is shorter than the other, put it on the bottom. Select some nice deer hair. Here you can see a good example; not much underfur which indicates that it is an early season deer, good length with a nice black line distinguishing where the hollow hair ends, and courseness with crinkled hair. Clip off about 1-1/2 pencil width of hair and run it through your comb.