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Craft-Fur Muddler


Tom L
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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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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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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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