How Would You Have Approached it?

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Re: How Would You Have Approached it?

Post by skunkaroo » Thu Oct 06, 2011 11:24 am

There's a ton of variations on muddler headed wet flies in the UK. Almost anything is fair game. It's an unexplored style of fly in my neck of the woods (and I'm fine with that). Lot's of ground to cover--keeps it fresh.

Thanks for the links, Ray. Nice looking selection of flies--including his emergers and wets. Definitely going to book mark it.

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Re: How Would You Have Approached it?

Post by Otter » Thu Oct 06, 2011 12:12 pm

Small Muddler headed wets have become quite popular on some Irish Salmon Loughs. Quite often a muddler head is applied to previously sucessful flies such as Clan Chief, Green Peter, Bumbles etc... One would suspect that they would be most effective in a good wave but I know some anglers that swear by them when slowly moved in a flat calm which are usually useless conditions for salmon or sea trout on a lough (lake).
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Re: How Would You Have Approached it?

Post by letumgo » Fri Jan 01, 2016 11:37 pm

Bumping topic due to question about muddlers.
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Re: How Would You Have Approached it?

Post by ashley » Sat Jan 02, 2016 10:36 am

I think I had this situation a couple of times a few years ago. Both times I had to use different techniques. The first time I went for the muddler on the top dropper and a hackled greenwells glory on the point. The middle dropper had a smallish claret dabbler. The second time success was achieved with a couple of dry hoppers.
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Re: How Would You Have Approached it?

Post by Roadkill » Sat Jan 02, 2016 12:07 pm

I would take off my usual nymphs, caddis, etc. and tie on a Pearl Zonker and cast it into what sounds like small fish fleeing the big guys. I would guess the small fish are feeding on the emerging multiple hatches. Explosive grabs by predatory big fish in shallow waters are lots of fun. ;)
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