Published Jan 1. 2002 - 14 years ago

Monster Muddler

A large muddler for pike

  Brown Monster Muddler

  Tying instructions:
  • Select 4-6 hackle feathers abd strip or cut the webby part from the feathers. The tail should be a bit longer than the hook shank
  • Tie in 2 or 3 feathers on each side of the hook, dull side out
  • Tie in ribbing over the hook bend
    • Tie in chenille over the hook bend and wind tying thread forward followed by the chenille to one third behind the hook eye
    • Tie down and cut surplus
    • Dub a slightly tapered body to one third shank length behind the hook eye
  • Wind the ribbing opposite the body material
  • Tie down and trim
  • Tie in the mylar flash over the front of the body. Length should be to middle of tail
  • Stack a bunch of deer hair and tie in to form a collar
  • Tie in more deer hair to form a large and dense head
  • Whipfinish in front of the head and varnish
  • Trim deer hair to form a large conical head


HookLarge but light pike hook
size 1/0-6/0
Tail4-6 badger or furnace
hackle feathers
RibOval silver tinsel
BodyBrown dubbing
or brown chenille
Wing4-6 strips of silver mylar
Head/collarBrown deer hair

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The Monster Muddler is good for more exotic fish too. This mail arrived on December the 25th 1995:

Hey Martin,
Happy holidays, I hope you're still online and you receive this note...
Stopped by the Glades the other day, first time since summer I really checked it out... I was very surprised to see the tarpon rolling, I threw every fly I had, until the large sized muddler you tied hooked and landed a 15 pounder... It was a memorable moment, and loads of fun...
I'm all outta muddlers, and I need some help with the recipe, so if you're still around, please let me know how I'd go about creating one..
Merry Xmas..

NMB, Florida


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