Today Alex ties for us his favorite steelhead muddler in a pink, red, and claret colorway. A versatile framework, this fly can be tied in any combination of colors with many different materials. The muddler is a tried and true classic for summer steelhead, and this one can be fished multiple ways — Alex likes to riffle hitch it and skate it. Tell us how you’re going to tie and fish yours!
Tail: Golden Pheasant Shoulder
Hackle: Golden Pheasant Breast Feather
Wing: “Custom Hair Wing Fur,” Lady Amherst Tail Fibers
Muddler head: Deer Belly Hair, Claret
Materials are available at https://www.caddisflyshop.com/