Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Muddled up...

Over the next few days I plan to post some new muddlers that I have been tying - in preparation for the new season. These are part of the reservoir arsenal and can be fished in many different ways. The start of the season will see them on intermediate lines on the top dropper - probably leading a team of Diawl Bachs or buzzers.

I spend such little time fishing reservoirs. I find it difficult to persuade myself away from the river during - but when I do, I always enjoy the change.

Here are a couple to get us started:

Muddled Kate:

Hook: B175 #10
Thread: 8/0 beige
Hackle: black rooster
Tail: GP crest (topping)
Rib: silver oval
Dubbing: Black Awesome Possum (and burnt-orange behind the deer hair)
Head: Spun deer hair

Muddled Damsel

Hook: B175 #10
Thread: 8/0 beige
Tail: GP
Rib: silver wire, fine
Dubbing: Ginger Awesome Possum
Wing: Olive Marabou
Head: Spun deer hair


Doug Korn said...

Dave, I really like the muddlers..... keep them coming!

letumgo said...

More please...

;-) Terrific flies Dave.

Dave Wiltshire said...

Thanks folks.

Ray - on their way :-)