SBS Claude’s Halfback Muddler (variation)

ScottP

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A few minor changes to the original CS Muddler. Probably more of a fullback than a halfback.

hook - WFC Model 6 #6
thread - Veevus 8/0 tan
tail - deer hair
rib - medium tinsel pearl
body - Ice Dub hare’s ear
shellback/collar/head - deer hair

Mash barb, start thread; wrap to bend

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Clean, stack, measure (gap width) a clump of deer hair; tie in

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Wrap forward a few turns over the butts; tie in rib

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Dub thread, dub behind butts

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Pull butts up and dub in front to 3/4 mark

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Rib body; tie off/trim

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Pull deer hair butts forward, give a slight twist, then tie down/trim

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Standard bullethead is perfectly acceptable but I prefer the look Ryan Houston gets so I’ll attempt to show the sequence he uses

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

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Tie in with 2 soft loops, allowing hair to encircle shank

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Trim butts even with hook eye

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Tighten thread and let it spin

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Take a wrap or two thru the head, half hitch x 2, SHHAN, trim head

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Regards,
Scott
 

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