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#1 mushamush

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Posted 15 January 2015 - 10:40 AM

Hi All
My muddler supply always seem to need restocking
at this time of years. For some reason!
As I as tying a question came to me
that you fellows might be able to answer.
How do you like the head?
Skinny or fat? or somewhere in between?
With my run of the mill muddlers, I generally
make a range.
Any thoughts?
Paul
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#2 raven4ns

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Posted 15 January 2015 - 02:06 PM

Hi Paul,

 I prefer a cone/bullet shaped head, just a personal preference, I don't think it matters to the trout at all. If I was going after browns or bass then I might prefer a fat head to stir the water up a bit more.


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#3 trutta

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Posted 15 January 2015 - 03:04 PM

A good friend of mine ties them with a very loose and barely clipped head. It looks really scruffy. Very effective fly for trolling for trout in lakes and especially on fall salmon. Saw him hook 4 in one day in a busy pool that was not producing for anyone else. Go figure?


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Posted 17 January 2015 - 04:23 PM

I always had better luck for both trout and bass with a small head, lightly tied Muddler.


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#5 mushamush

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Posted 17 January 2015 - 06:46 PM

Thanks All
I'll try a bunch of each and see what the trout think!
Enjoy the winter
Paul
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#6 Lguthro

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Posted 19 January 2015 - 09:20 AM

a like a small head tapered to the hook eye 


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#7 Fred Dupey

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Posted 23 January 2015 - 01:18 PM

Real tough question, I know a professional fly tier who makes them extremely small, but I know some people who want it as big and puffy as possible.

 

The only assumption I can make is that bigger puffy ones would be better for dry fishing.

 

But what I also believe is it depends on the hook size, I tie some very small muddlers #14, and in this case I find the head needs to be smaller since the bigger head makes it hard to sometimes put the tippet threw the hole.

 

Not certain if it is an old wives tail, but I was told that for salmon fishing a bigger head is better.

 

I guess it comes down to confidence, the more you are confident in a fly the more it will work for you. 


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