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Original Muddler Fly


 
"Original" Muddler Fly
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"Original" Muddler Fly

The Muddler Fly was created in 1936 by Don Gapen while fishing the world-famous Nipigon River in Ontario, Canada. Today it is the world's leading trout fly, sold in as many countries as there are sporting fish which swim. It's a fly created to represent the sculpin minnow, but imitates a large variety of fish food. Fish feeding on grasshoppers, nymphs, larvae, surface floating flies, sculpins, crawfish and minnows all fall victim to Gapen's creation. It is a fly which can be fished dry, wet, semi-submerged, or kept as a darting minnow.

Selecting muddler size for the fish you seek is best done by using #12, #10 and #8 for insect and larvae life, while bigger hook sizes better represent minnows, crawfish and grasshoppers. Weighted muddlers should be used to represent minnows. They have a body wrapped with lead which sinks the fly instantly, an action that best represents baitfish, such as sculpins down near the bottom.

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Original Is Best October 12, 2017
Reviewer: Art Overcash from Hagerstown, MD United States  
Just like movies, the original is usually the best. I tie and fish both original and modern muddlers and found the original out performed the modern on many occasions. Unless you prefer the look of the modern muddler in your fly box, give the original a try. Buy or tie the original and you'll see how well it performs as it has 1936. Few flies have that claim to fame.

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Original Muddler Minnow Fly. April 7, 2017
Reviewer: Thomas Kulenkamp from Blaine, MN United States  
Great fly! Quick to ship and great customer service!

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service review April 19, 2016
Reviewer: John Carman from Newton, KS United States  
service was excellent.  fast and accurate

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Original Muddler Fly April 17, 2014
Reviewer: Phil Butterfield from Grand Forks, ND United States  
I haven't had the opportunity to fish this fly yet because our waters are still frozen over.

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Muddler Minnow non weighted March 17, 2014
Reviewer: Thomas Kulenkamp from MN, MN United States  
Great fly!  Great Price!

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