‘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.
Fine Art Giclee prints
Two sizes: 11 x 14 inches ; 13 X 17 inches