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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-28-2014, 11:04 PM Thread Starter
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Muddler Minnow

Anyone using and having any luck on a Muddler Minnow?
What way/presentation work best for you?

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Re: Muddler Minnow

I have some Muddler minnows but I Have not tried them any this year yet. Early spring and higher water I usually add a split shot to keep them nearer the bottom and then cast slighlty up stream and strip them in across the pools. Later in the summer I let them ride nearer the surface as I think the trout take them to be grasshoppers in warmer months.

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Re: Muddler Minnow

I've done very well on conehead muddler minnows well into the spring. Fish them like you would any streamer.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-01-2014, 10:38 AM
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Re: Muddler Minnow

I use muddlers pretty regular in the spring but this year was one of my most productive with it,especially on Oil Creek. It was my go to fly there this spring. It was a size 10 mini-muddler, and I couldn't fish it wrong but mostly 3/4 upstream and bounced on the bottom with fish taking it all the way through the drift from stripping it to dead drift, mid-drift and at the end of the drift which is the hardest take there is. I have always loved the mini-muddler one of my got to have flies.
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Re: Muddler Minnow

This is the first year I ever used muddlers and I have been slamming brookies on them. Caught a couple browns as well, all the ways everyone else has suggested. I don't use any weight though. I let them roll downstream then keep the rod tip real low to the water when stripping it back. That helps it get just barely under the surface where I get some great takes on them. I fish pretty much all my streamers the same way.

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Re: Muddler Minnow

Greatest fly in the world. Just about always good for a trout when nothing else is working. Gave one to a guy at work and he just asked me if I would tie him a dozen.

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There's a special spot in my heart for Muddlers. My first fly rod trout was caught on one 30 years ago this spring.

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Re: Muddler Minnow

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