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sorry i should have posted the other post over here!i was also wondering something else. i've been playing around with other colors, white , olive ,etc. but i rarely ever fly fish anymore. so i was wondering how much success others has had with what other colors?or is the ''old reliable'' natural color preffered?
 

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I have had pretty good luck in the past on white or black muddlers for trout. Orange is another good one. Chartreuse and other bright color combos are good for smallies and I'm sure would work well for pickerel also.

"Old reliable" is great and does still catch tonnes of fish, but dont be afraid to play around a bit.
 

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The old natural is hard to beat , but over the years i have used an white muddler tied with caribou fur and they work on trout as well as salmon .as always an experiment may pay off in spades. good luck.
 

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thanks for the replies , the natural colors didn't surprise me too much , however the orange really does!2 out of 3 responses liking orange , that's amazing ; and exactly the responses what i was looking for!
thanks again!
 

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Olive and brown maribou is a hot one for salmon and trout
i have to honestly say that i've never tied , or tried a marabou muddler robbie!maybe we'll have to get together on the cornwallis , or bass fishing , or somewhere and give 'em a try!
 

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Hi
Thanks for all the good info re muddlers.
I'll be doing some tying I can see!
A couple of fellows swear by my muddlers but they are no good for me - I cann't figure that out.
Last year someone - I forget who - sorry about that - recommended Tube Muddlers and they really worked good. In the old reliable color and some in olive. My best SMB were all on them. Little fish not so much but very attractive for larger fish. Both SMB and Trout.
I'll be trying some of the colors recommended.
Good shoveling
Paul
 

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i'm beginning to see that the fly i alway's reffered to as ''old reliable'' , has a well deserved following!
 

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i'm beginning to see that the fly i alway's reffered to as ''old reliable'' , has a well deserved following!
My old reliable for a wet fly no questions. For trout anyways -

Dry fly old reliable ... Hrmmm blue dun ?
 

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Adams is a great dry, one of my favorites also.

I love using the muddler and is one of my favorite wet flies.

I have also had pretty good luck slathering them in floatant and using them as dries, drifting them down the river. You can get some pretty violent takes this way.
 

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i've also read a lot about people useing them as a nymph , as a caddis nymph to be exact. the versatility is amazing!
 

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since we're on the subject of ''favorites''. please try this pattern-mustad 3399a[i think that's the number for the standard wet fly hook]then use black thread, tie on a tail of golden pheasant tippit, silver body , and then a collared brown hackle tied back.so simple , but SO effective.try it you'll like it!i was fishing in western shore with a guy one time , he with worms , i with this fly , and i out fished him. surprisingly this happened more than once at different locations around the south shore!
 

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Hi;

There are hundreds of variations on the muddler theme. One for every species, every kind of water, wet or dry. I recently bought some "spuddlers"; anybody ever try them?

cheers,

chuck
 

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not i , only ever owned 1 spruce fly , used it for bass. never came even close to being as effective as a micky finn for them , so after i lost it , i simply never bothered after that. just my oppinion.
 

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not i , only ever owned 1 spruce fly , used it for bass. never came even close to being as effective as a micky finn for them , so after i lost it , i simply never bothered after that. just my oppinion.
Well, any information is good information.

Thanks,

chuck
 
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