This week’s Friday Night Fly Tying Video continues our mini-series on steelhead flies and features a Rolled Muddler Minnow fly pattern courtesy of Scott’s Virtual Fly Tying. The Rolled Muddler Minnow is better known as a Coho Salmon fly but finds it way onto our simple steelhead flies list because it is so versatile and can be tied to mimic a variety of baitfish that steelhead are accustomed to eating.
The Rolled Muddler Minnow is more sparsely tied than many Muddler Minnow patterns you see today making it a wee bit easier to tie, less buoyant and easier to fish throughout the water column. The later is especially important if you are fishing waters were Sculpin, a bottom dwelling baitfish, are present and on the menu.
Hook: Streamer hook, size 8 – 12
Bead: 1/8″ silver bead
Thread: Uni-thread 8/0, red
Body: Flat Mylar Tinsel (silver)
Wing: Deer Hair
UnderWing: Mallard Flank (natural)
Tail: Mallard Flank (natural)
Ken is an avid fisherman of 40+ years who loves to explore and is on a quest to map the best places for fly fishing in America. He created DIY Fly Fishing and the DIY Fly Fishing App to share this information and help you find new places to fish. Have a question? You can get in touch with Ken here.
[Video] Scudmarine Steelhead Style Nymph
[Video] The 3M Minnow by Rich Strolis
Steelhead [Salmon] Flesh Fly
Simple Steelhead Flies
[Video] Clouser Minnow – A Steelhead Fly?
[Tying] Steelhead Flies – Where to Start?
[Video] How to tie Barr’s BWO Emerger
[Video] How to Tie a Squirrel and Herl Bugger