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Cone Head Muddler Minnow

Don Gapen of Anoka, Minnesota invented the classic Muddler Minnow in 1937 to imitate the sculpin, a small baitfish that darts across the bottoms of streams, infiltrates redds, and eats trout eggs. Originally developed to catch brook trout in Ontario, a conehead has been added to this version of the Muddler in order to get the fly down in fast-moving water. It's an effective new take on an old standard. Sizes 4, 6, 8.
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4 of 4(100%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Cone Head Muddler Minnow
Review 1 for Cone Head Muddler Minnow
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5 / 5
Cone Head is champ for Big Bass and Sunfish,
October 3, 2012
By: TK121
from South Central Texas
"I pursue Bass and other warm water species with a fly rod. I have used muddler minnow type flies for over 20 years with good success, but always wished I could get them deeper. I am not a fan of using split shot for many reasons. This cone head muddler gets down quick and is very effective for Bass and huge Sunfish. It is one of my top 3 flies!!"
Review 2 for Cone Head Muddler Minnow
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Best streamer,
January 1, 2012
By: Proflyfisher
"This fly is perfect is you want to fish a heavy sculpin in streams or deep water and it is a very attractive and well tied fly. I would expect nothing less from Orvis and I would highly reccomend this fly"
Review 3 for Cone Head Muddler Minnow
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5 / 5
best fly for fast water,
May 24, 2011
By: Anonymous
from wilton ct
"This fly caught me a 3 pound trout in water that was 1.5 feet high"
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Review 4 for Cone Head Muddler Minnow
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5 / 5
Bass love 'em,
March 4, 2008
By: Muskrat
from Oakville, ON
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"The conehead gets the muddler down, as you'd expect, making it useful for fast water where fish hold near bottom. I was surprised though to find that Smallies devour this fly! Near shorelines, in rivers and ponds, I've watched them charge extraordinary distances to nail a conehead muddler."
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