How to tie the Mini Muddler 'Tartan' by Steve Cullen

Today we are checking out the Mini Muddler 'Tartan' tied by Steve Cullen. The Mini Muddler is as you'd expect, a mini version of the popular Muddler fly. It does share some commonalities with the muddler such as it's hackle being tied in a natural deer hair. However the head on the mini muddler as Steve explains, is tied not in Deer Hair, but in a mix of Squirrel and Rabbit. It doesn't have that bulbous head a muddler is known for, but retains it's ability to sit suspended in the water. This fly will catch both Brown Trout and Rainbow Trout, so get a few tied together and have them ready for when the going gets tough!

All of the materials needed to tie this fly are available from Glasgow Angling Centre as listed below, but as always, if you need any help finding materials or substitutes then we'll be happy to help. Time to tie the Mini Muddler 'Tartan', with the guidance of Steve Cullen.

Materials Used:
Attractor: Glo-Brite Red
Dubbing: Olive Yarn
Hackle: Deer Hair
Head: Squirrel & Rabbit Mix