Published Jan 1. 2002

Muddler mania - Small Polar Muddler

A small muddler

Small Polar Muddler



Hook Partridge John Holden (GRS S4) size 8
Thread Black
Tail Black Arctic (AKA Polar) fox, approx. shank length
Body Black Arctic fox dubbing
Wing Black Artic fox, shorter than tail
Natural deer hair
Tying instructions:
  • Pluck the underfur out of a small bunch of Arctic fox. Save the wool for dubbing
  • Tie in the tail on top of the shank over the hook bend
  • Dub the shank to approx. mid shank
  • Tie in wing on top of the shank. It should almost reach the tip of the tail
  • Prepare a small bunch of natural deer hair, thickness less than a pencil, by removing underfur
  • Stack the deer hair in a hair stacker
  • Tie it in as a deer hair collar with the tips reaching just beyond mid shank
  • Add one or two more bunches to form the head
  • Whip finish and varnish
  • Trim the deer hair

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