|Hook:||(M) 9672 + Weight|
|Body:||Flat Gold Tinsel|
|U.Wing:||Gray Squirrel Tail|
|Head:||Deer Body Hair|
Notes on tying:
1. Wrap the back 2/3 of hook with thread and add 8-10 wraps of 0.015 lead.
2. Add mottled turkey wing quill for tail (slightly longer than gap of hook).
3. Tie in tinsel, wrap it forward and tie down (2/3 hook length forward).
4. Tie in squirrel hair for underwing on top of body (tips no longer than tail).
5. Select two mottled turkey quill sections and tie them in shiny sides out .
6. Stack deer hair and tie in tips back and flare and spin hair around hook to form collar and part of head.
7. Flare and spin in additional deer hair to eye of hook to form head.
8. Tie off and whip finish.
9. Trim and shape head and collar.
The Muddler Minnow was originated by Don Gapen of Anoka Minnesota in the 1950's while fishing Ontario's Nipigon River. It is described by Dave Whitlock in the Winter 1983 in Trout.
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