Ugly Muskrat

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Ugly Muskrat

Post by DUBBN » Fri Apr 30, 2021 8:12 am

New.
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After 30 fish. Still ugly. 😎
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Re: Ugly Muskrat

Post by Ron Eagle Elk » Fri Apr 30, 2021 9:23 am

Ugly, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. Apparently, there were 30 or more fish that thought it was drop dead gorgeous. Aside from the look and effectiveness, I'm impressed with the durability of that fly. Well done, Wayne.
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Re: Ugly Muskrat

Post by Roadkill » Fri Apr 30, 2021 9:49 am

Dubbn, another beauty off your vise!! 8-)
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Re: Ugly Muskrat

Post by Theroe » Fri Apr 30, 2021 6:59 pm

Reminiscent of a Polly Rosborough pattern.....
Soft and wet - the only way....
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Re: Ugly Muskrat

Post by Mike62 » Sat May 01, 2021 10:14 am

Theroe wrote: Fri Apr 30, 2021 6:59 pm Reminiscent of a Polly Rosborough pattern.....
That was the first thing I thought of when I saw it. I like tying Rosborough patterns; like a Betters pattern, I just think they scream 'buggy'. Nice, Wayne.
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Re: Ugly Muskrat

Post by letumgo » Sat May 01, 2021 3:55 pm

She may be ugly, but she sure can cook! :lol: :D ;)

I’ve always loved the muskrat pattern.
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Re: Ugly Muskrat

Post by DUBBN » Sun May 02, 2021 2:00 pm

letumgo wrote: Sat May 01, 2021 3:55 pm She may be ugly, but she sure can cook! :lol: :D ;)

I’ve always loved the muskrat pattern.

After 70 years of use by my father, and now me I think I can safely say this pattern has stood the test of time. At least for me it has.

I do not know who this Polly Rosborough guy is, but if he fishes anything like the Muskrat, he is pretty smart.
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Re: Ugly Muskrat

Post by DOUGSDEN » Mon May 03, 2021 9:15 pm

Wayne,
Excellent looking pattern for sure! Let's rename it "Beautiful Muskrat"! Indeed, that's what it is! You have, as you always do, dazzled us with your technical tying which I have come to love seeing! Thirty fishes.....you are blessed!
Great job friend!
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Re: Ugly Muskrat

Post by DUBBN » Mon May 03, 2021 9:43 pm

DOUGSDEN wrote: Mon May 03, 2021 9:15 pm Wayne,
Excellent looking pattern for sure! Let's rename it "Beautiful Muskrat"! Indeed, that's what it is! You have, as you always do, dazzled us with your technical tying which I have come to love seeing! Thirty fishes.....you are blessed!
Great job friend!
Dougsden

Thanks Doug, I appreciate that.

Thirty fish with just that fly. That was not even half the fish I caught.

I had doubles on 4 times. I landed the doubles twice. When the trout are chasing caddis emergers, it stumps most fishermen. They put on dries or cast wets upstream. On the swing is not what many local fishermen comprehend. All the better for me. Other patterns that worked those days.

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Re: Ugly Muskrat

Post by FlyFisherMann1955 » Tue May 04, 2021 4:52 am

Wayne,

Your Muskrat pattern (ugly or pretty) is proof that simple is often best. The picture of it wet just screams--fish me! Thank you for including it in the recent fly swap. I would like to know more about the fly in the last picture; is that a quill body covered in UV?

Thanks- Ken
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