Structured in a similar fashion to the Original Muddler Fly, created by my father Don Gapen, the Muddler Jig is graced with a jig head so the spin fisherman is able to take advantage of the superb lure (fly) design.
Originally the Muddler Jig was brought to the market in 1971, then discontinued due to the lack of experienced fly tiers, in 1980. During its first lifespan the Muddler Jig proved deadly on smallmouth bass, walleye, salmon and all trout species. Nothing better attracts gamefish than deerhair, feathers and squirrel tail.
Original research proved that the Muddler Jig best represented a bottom-walking crawfish, a food that all fish named, feed on, and in certain water where sculpin minnows live. It was also proved as a deadly ringer for the sculpin.