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Algonquin Park fly box: part one

Posted by Steve Galea at

I doubt there is a fly angler alive who doesn't know what this icon is. The muddler minnow is synonymous with fly fishing in North America. It's one of those breakthrough flies that brought fly tying forward. It's also a damn good fish catcher. That big, spun deer hair head moves water and creates bubbles and somehow drives fish crazy. Clearly, it works on brook trout, for that is what originator Don Gapen designed it for. But I wonder if he also knew how many other species would fall for it. Smallmouth bass, in particular, seem to love them. The point is it...

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