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Orange DB Muddler

  • £3.75

The Muddler was devised by Don Gapen of Minnesota in the US back in the 1930s and was originally developed for trout on the Nipigon River in Ontario, Canada.  It was intended to imitate the sculpin, but is said to represent a wide variety of potential prey items and as such is a highly versatile pattern.  It almost goes without saying that the Muddler's fame as a trout fly is well established and in that branch of fly fishing it has achieved legendary status. 

Its use for Scottish salmon is well established  and it is a staple on the dropper in areas such as the north Highlands and Outer Hebrides, where the wake produced can induce spectacular takes on river and loch alike.  

This orange version  is very effective on peaty waters.