Types of Fly Lines Explained

Types of Fly Lines Explained

There are a number of types of fly lines, one of the common differentiators of these is fly line density. Fly lines have different densities, each density is used for a different method of fly fishing. At the highest level, fly lines either float or sink. When we break it down a bit further we… Continue Reading Types of Fly Lines Explained

Spinning Deer Hair

Spinning Deer Hair

Properly spinning and shave-shaping deer hair is one of the most challenging in fly tying, but the fish attracting successes of patterns utilising it make it an imperative to learn “how”. Patterns using the spun deer hair technique are generally large and also fairly involved, which tends to intimidate many tyers. The are numerous instructional… Continue Reading Spinning Deer Hair

Muddlers Made Easy

likakis_muddler_11.jpg
The basic shape of the Muddler Minnow can be adapted to create patterns of any colours and made of any materials.

Most tying problems stem from two things:
Failure to properly plan the fly, and not knowing how to work with deer hair. Both of these are easy to remedy.

Don’t let the prospect of tying these simple, effective flies turn you into a head case.

THE ORIGINAL Muddler Minnow was actually a very simple affair. Minnesota angler Don Gapen invented the pattern back in the 1930s to tempt the big brookies of Ontario’s Nipigon River, and it has been undergoing constant tweaking, revisions, and reinventions ever since.

Tying good Muddler Minnows is not difficult. If you treat the Muddler as two flies on a single hook, with the back end being a streamer and the front end being nothing more than two or three dumps of stacked deer hair, you’ll find the Muddler and its variants no more difficult than any other fly.

Read More on MidCurrent.com