Tying a Muddler Minnow, Skater Style

Jay Nicholas demonstrates how to tie a muddler minnow with a bushy and bulky head designed to push water and skate. Spinning and trimming deer hair are shown.

Try running a skater muddler through your favorite steelhead run, the action and “water push” can drive them nuts. Numerous colors and variations of this fly work well on steelhead, black, burple, green to name a few.–CD

Bushy Muddler Fly

Jay’s Bushy Muddler

Hook: Daiichi 2141 #2-8
Thread: Petitjean Split Second 8/0
Body: Lagartun Mini Flat Braid Gold
Wing: Grizzly Krystal Flash Copper/Blue and Deer Hair
Head: Hareline Primo Deer Hair Natural

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