Barbless Mini Muddlers. We have a selection of barbless muddlers, especially tied for stillwater & river fishing, ideally targeting rainbow, brown & blue trout.
The Muddler Minnow (on which these are based) was invented by Don Gapen of Minnesota, in 1937, to imitate the sculpin. The Muddler, as it is informally known by anglers, was popularised by Montana fisherman and fly tier Dan Bailey. It is now a popular pattern worldwide with the flies distinguished by their clipped deer hair heads.
Our take on the standard muddler patterns are tied on smaller hooks (Size 12 & 14 ), whereas standard muddlers are generally tied on size 8 or larger.
These are great fished in the margins with a slow retrieve. They also work well as mini-streamers fished (with weight or a sink-tip line) in deep weir pools on rivers!
These flies are all tied on strong barbless size 12 & 14 hooks. This selection comes with 16 mini muddlers (4 different patterns, 2 of each sizes 12 and 14).
We only have a small number of these selections available. If the demand is there we will have more tied and offer them alongside our other stillwater/river selections. Descriptions and photos of the flies can be found below:
Soldier Mini Muddler. Tied with a sculpted deer hair head, deer hair wings and distinctive red tail. This selection contains 2 each of sizes 12 and 14.
Hare's Ear Mini Muddler. Tied with a sculpted deer hair head, hare's ear body and Coq de Leon tail. This selection contains 2 each of sizes 12 and 14.
Zulu Mini Muddler. Tied with a sculpted black deer hair head, black deer hair body wrapped with silver wire and a distinctive red tail. This selection contains 2 each of sizes 12 and 14.
Orange Mini Muddler. Tied with a sculpted deer hair head, deer hair and orange body wrapped with gold wire and a distinctive orange tail. This selection contains 2 each of sizes 12 and 14.
The above price includes 16 hand-tied barbless Mini Muddlers supplied in our eco-friendly packaging.
We currently have these fly selections in stock and will ship these to you as soon as we receive notification of your payment, generally if a payment is made in the morning your flies will be with you the very next day.
All products from Barbless Flies are shipped free of charge.