The Muddler Minnow is a very versatile streamer. It is mainly designed to imitate small bottom feeders (mainly freshwater and saltwater sculpin), although the Muddler Minnow can imitate everything from caddis flies to grasshoppers and even small tadpoles. A quick look at how to tie the Muddler Minnow:
Time Required: 15 minutes
- The tail, made of mottled turkey feather, should be tied near the end of the hook's shank.
- Continue winding the thread (preferably brown) down the shank of the hook to form the body, adding gold tinsel as attractor.
- The wings can be tied near the head with the same mottled turkey feather along with some squirrel hair.
- The head and collar are made up of thick deer hair. Tie the hair near the top of the hook making sure to leave excess hair extending past the eye of the hook. Trim the head into a sculpin-like shape and you're ready to fish.
Muddler Minnows are fished best on the bottom of the streambed.
What You Need
- Mottled Turkey Feather
- Squirrel Hair
- Mylar Tinsel
- Gold Tinsel
- Deer Hair
- Size 8-12 Hook