SBS Hotwire Muddler


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hook – Mustad 3906 #6
thread - UTC 140 fluoro orange
tail - golden pheasant tippet dyed hot orange (1 Tbs Rit Sunshine Orange/1 cup water)
body - medium wire hot orange
thorax - Ice Dub hot orange
hackle - chukar partridge dyed hot orange (1 Tbs Rit Sunshine Orange/1 cup water)
head - deer hair orange

mash barb, start thread at 2/3 mark; tie in wire, wrap to bend

measure (gap width past bend) some gp tippet; tie in, wrap to 2/3 mark

wrap wire forward, helicopter end/cover with thread

dub thread/dub thorax (won't be seen; more to prop up the chukar hackle)

prep chukar

tie in by tip, wrap, tie off/trim

clean, stack, measure (tips to bend) a clump of deer hair

trim butts even with eye, tie in with 2 soft loops, allowing hair to encircle shank; pull tight, whip finish, SHHAN



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Wow, what a cool little muddler... fairly simple tie too. I know exactly where I'd use that fly... Nice job!


Chucking a dead parrot on a piece of string!
That’s very orange! I used to tie something very similar for brown trout in Scotland. The full orange version caught a few fish, but the same thing with natural deer hair was much more effective.

Yard Sale

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I like that Chukar, I'll have t get some to play with.

If you leave your thread at the back it'll keep your wire wraps tight.

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