Perhaps one of the best minnow/streamer fly fishing patterns ever tied. The Muddler Minnow was spawned, so to speak, by Don Gapen of Anoka, Minnesota in 1936, to imitate the sculpin. Gapen developed this fly to catch Nipigon strain brook trout in Ontario, Canada. It is now a popular pattern world-wide and is likely found in nearly every angler's fly box, in one form or another. Unweighted; sizes 4, 6, 8, 10, 12. Weighted; sizes 6, 8, 10.
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Rating Snapshot(7 reviews)
7 of 7(100%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Muddler Minnow
Review 1 for Muddler Minnow
Good for Panfish,
September 15, 2013
from St. Paul, MN
"This minnow imitation has done well for sunfish on my local lake. Would recommend."
"Nice tight flies, they don't twist on the hook. I purchased in the winter to fill my fly box and have yet to try these particular flies. Muddler Minnows are a go to fly for me when all else fails and this is an excellent quality specimen. Good Value."
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Review 3 for Muddler Minnow
Top quality fish catcher,
December 30, 2011
"I have been fishing for a couple of years now and am always excited to get new Orvis flies. The muddler minnow, just like many other flies from Orvis is very durable even through many fish being caught and it looks great in a new fly box"
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Review 4 for Muddler Minnow
December 17, 2011
"Just got this in the mail. Looks good.... can't wait to use it."
"Early in the season I drift a muddler through a classic wet-fly swing and have tons of success on every sort of trout, including Steelhead. I find the big ones hit when I'm stripping it in - fast - at the end of the drift. I've also caught BIG smallmouth and largemouth on this fly, as well as the occasional pike. Also a good double for a hopper later in the year."
"The Muddler Minnow is a great fly for trout. However, I have had even better luck using it for bass and bluegill. Because of the deer hair head, you can fish it unweighted with floatant on the surface as you would a popper. Or without floatant just beneath the surface. Moreover, you can add weight to the line or the fly and fish it deeper. It catches fish all of these ways."