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Craft-Fur Muddler

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I have to apologize for not posting this earlier. I had mentioned about this fly several times the last 3 years in my fishing reports and had demoed a few times at various fly tying events; but I didn’t realize that I had not posted the recipe. Mark K had asked for the recipe recently, so I thought this is a good time to share. Happy tying!!!!





Craft-Fur MUDDLER


Hook: Daiichi 2546, Size# 2


Thread: Ultra Thread 140 for the body (color same as the craft-fur), GSP 100 for the head to spin deer hair


Tail: Craft-Fur


Wings: Pearl Flashabou, Craft-Fur, Silver Flashabou, Craft-Fur, Gold Flashabou, Craft-Fur


Belly: Red Krystal Flash (8-10 strands)


Collar & Head: Deer Hair (spun & clipped)



1. Tie on the craft-fur tail and coat the tail (the portion that is closest to the hook, approx. ¼” to ½” in length) with UV glue. Cue the UV glue to stiffen the tail.


2. Add 4-6 strands of pearl Flashabou wing.


3. Add craft-fur wing (approx. ½ pencil width).


4. Add 4-6 strands of silver Flashabou wing.


5. Add craft-fur wing (approx. ½ pencil width).


6. Add 4-6 strands of gold Flashabou wing.


7. Add craft-fur wing (approx. ½ pencil width).


​8. Add 8-10 strands of red Krystal Flash belly.


9. Whip-finish the Ultra Thread and change the thread to GSP, ready to spin deer-hair collar and head.


10. Spin the deer-hair collar (approx. 1 pencil width).


11. Spin the deer-hair head (approx. 1 pencil width) and whip-finish.


12. Clip the head and collar to shape.


13. Clip the tail to length (approx. 2-3 x the hook length) and shape.


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Thanks, Tom. Keep working on the picture worth 1000 words.

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Thanks for you patience. My normal way of uploading pictures have not been working, but I finally figured out a different way. Big thanks to Scott.

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Thanks Tom.

 

Do you "plunk" these? :rolleyes:

 

I see you used TinyPic. Was that where you were having problems? Since I am migrating there, I would appreciate any tips.

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I see you used TinyPic. Was that where you were having problems? Since I am migrating there, I would appreciate any tips.

 

TinyPic is owned by Photobucket and I wouldn't trust those SOB's for anything after what they did earlier this year when they went "nuclear" and tried to extort $400 from each user.

 

Nicely done Tom.

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That is a tip, Rob. That is what I asked for.

 

Now does anyone know a good free hosting service like Photobucket used to be?

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Mike, I have been using Flickr as of late, it's one of the oldest and most widely used sites out there but who knows in the future. People speak highly of Imgur but I've not yet tried that one.

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I see you used TinyPic. Was that where you were having problems? Since I am migrating there, I would appreciate any tips.

 

In the past, I usually uploaded the pictures from my computer direct to the ISA site without going thru a third party. But as of late, this method has been returning errors and the pictures would not upload. Scott suggested to use TinyPic, so I gave it a try. This is my first time using them. It is easy enough that I could do it in one or two tries.

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In the past, I usually uploaded the pictures from my computer direct to the ISA site without going thru a third party. But as of late, this method has been returning errors and the pictures would not upload. Scott suggested to use TinyPic, so I gave it a try. This is my first time using them. It is easy enough that I could do it in one or two tries.

 

One of the things i like about Flickr is that I can upload full resolution images then if I want to share them I can select what size- and they give a LOT of choices. It's also a social media site so people follow you and you follow them. Mostly a photography thing, but still pretty cool. Once in a while you get strange followers, with no images of their own, no bio and no personal pic. I block those.

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