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Half Muddler Head

Presented by Jurij Shumakov

Half Muddler Head


Half Muddler Head
Originator: Jurij Shumakov
Tail: Teal
Butt: Glow-bright fairy red floss
Body: Broad pearl tinsel over black floss and butt
Wing: Small bunch of grey squirrel under small bunch of black reindeer
Head: Tiny, muddler style, only over the hook shank
The fly of "Last hope". Last autumn I have brought a team of Swedish fishermen to Umba River. The conditions were really abnormal for September: water approx. half a meter above normal summer level and temperature of water and air were too warm. For 10 days we had only half a day of gloomy and rainy weather. Fresh salmon refused to stop in holding pools to rest and followed by main stream upstream far from bank. Almost all my favourite flies didn’t work. The pattern I present here saved my "face" in a very desperate situation and, in addition, gave me five salmon including top fresh runner at 9 kg. The fly worked outstandingly on intermediate and sink-tip lines on gliders mostly as daylight fly.

© Text, Jurij Shumakov, 2000

Photo: Jurij Shumakov 2000 ©
9 kg Umba fresh autumn runner taken on Halfmuddler head. Photo Jurij Shumakov


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