Rabbit Muddler

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  • Hook: Size 2 to 4 4x long Streamer
  • Thread: 3/0 Black
  • Body: Silver mylar tubing
  • Rib: Heavy red wire
  • Fins: White rabbit
  • Back: Black rabbit strip
  • Flashback: Green crystal flash
  • Head: Black and White deer hair
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Wrap the majority of the hook shank with lead wire.

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Slide some silver mylar tubing over the hook and tie off, at the rear, with medium red wire.

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Wind red wire forward to rib the body and secure the mylar tubing. Trim off the excess tubing.

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Tie in 2 clumps of white rabbit for the fins.

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Make sure they are parallel and on both sides of the hook.

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Tie in a long strip of black rabbit for the back. It should extend well past the hook bend.

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Tie in a few strands of green crystal flash over the back. It should be as long as the black rabbit strip.

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Wrap in some black deer hair and spin tight with thread in order to flare the hair.

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Continue to spin white and black deer hair onto the fly to create a spun deer hair head.

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Whip finish thread, remove fly from vise and trim the head into a flat, sculpin head.

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This pattern is very effective and should be used to catch large fish preying on sculpin or minnows.