White 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.
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.