‘The Incredible Muddler Minnow’ by Dave Whitlock
The Muddler Minnow is a flared-deerhair, fat-headed streamer fly originally conceived by Don Gapen in 1936, while fishing in north Ontario’s brook-trout haven, after his guide showed him how effective live sculpins were for giant brookies. When Don tied the first Muddler Minnow to imitate these sculpins he not only created a killer fly but also an 80-year fly revolution for catching not only big trout on muddlers all around the world but other species including Atlantic salmon, steelhead, bass and even saltwater species.
I truly believe that flared deer-hair has an almost mystical attraction to fish and that’s why I created both my Dave’s Hopper and Matuka Sculpin using muddler heads and collars. The muddler and its family of variations and spin-offs are true classics and many of the best are represented in this fly plate.
A fly identification card is included.
Signed, numbered and enhanced, limited-edition Giclee print
Two sizes: 11 x 14 inches – edition of 200; 13 X 17 inches – edition of 150
**Dave will sign your art to you personally, if you’d like. Just let us know in the “Order Notes” box at check-out.
Dave hand-enhances all his limited-edition prints with art pencils, inks and/or paints to enrich the colors and overall effect, adding value and individuality to the each print.
A limited-edition is a print that is only available in a limited number. The edition size tells you how many prints are produced and each is hand-signed by the artist and numbered. A number, such as 1/200, means that this is the first print signed and that there are only 200 prints that will ever be created of this work with these particular dimensions.
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