Published Aug 20. 2017 - 10 months ago
Updated or edited Aug 20. 2017

Muir Boatman

The Muir Boatman is a pattern I use on lakes and other still waters during the early spring and in the fall when mating occurs. The boatman can be seen and heard smacking into the water and I don't mind when the fly plops into the water. I let the fly fully sink before using a series of quick short strips to retrieve the fly.

Muir Boatman Fly Pattern Recipe

Hook: Mustad S82-3906B #10-16
Thread: Black 6/0 (140 d)
Weight: 0.030 lead or non-lead wire
Tail: 2 strands pearl crystal flash
Shellback: Black flashabou
Body: Diamond Dubbing bronze olvie
Legs: Black Superfloss
Head: Pearl cement (optional)


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