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Old 07-06-2011, 04:01 PM
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Gary, I have a friend that does most of his fishing in your area, and his favorite fly is a black mini-muddler. Both greased and non-.
Very similar in appearance in my mind.
Could be a terrestrial, could be a minnow, even looks like a caddis emerger
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Old 07-06-2011, 04:14 PM
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I guess if you tied the wing as a pair, it would be just like a little muddler. As it is, I can sure see the resemblance, which I hadn't thought of. I used to tie it with the first batch of deerhair for the head so that the tips extended back over the body and trimmed it so they would kind of veil the wing and body...like a muddler. I guess I forgot to do that a time or two, and found out it fooled just as many fish tied "the easy way". The fly I posted to start this thread could have its head trimmed down a teensy bit more.

One thing is for sure, you can flat crank these little babies out due to their simplicity. Makes it even easier to give them away. My physical therapist fishes the same small streams that I do (well, not this year). He's much nicer to me now that I gave him a fistful of them and he hooked up!

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Nice fly, Gary. Straightforward and effective is a hard combination to beat.

I've had some success with a fly that they call the "Maple Syrup" up here in Maine, recently. Tan chenile body with a short yellow bucktail at the back - that's it. Works well; particularly pre the Hex hatch that's on now.

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Minimalism can be our friend, eh, Pocono?!
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Nice fly, Gary. Straightforward and effective is a hard combination to beat.

I've had some success with a fly that they call the "Maple Syrup" up here in Maine, recently. Tan chenile body with a short yellow bucktail at the back - that's it. Works well; particularly pre the Hex hatch that's on now.

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Alan, How about a pic...We can add it to the Quick & Dirty file...

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+1 for a pic, Pocono!
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OK - I've just about got my tying bench set up, so I should be able to pop one of them out and get a pic of it in about a week.

Just in case I'm a little later than I plan to be (which seems to be the norm nowadays), here's a short YouTube video on the pattern:


I haven't tied a single fly since early April!

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Wow, now that IS minimalist!
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Yup, gives your basic Green Weenie a run for its money!

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It really does, and it fairly screams "fishy" at the same time. Now, where did I leave my 125 dollar dry fly cape.....oh, wait, that's right, its up on ebay. lol
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