How to tie the Snook Muddler Minnow

A great fly pattern for any fish that eats smaller fish!

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Fly fishing for roosterfish in the Sea of Cortez, Baja, California, Mexico, is an experience that should be on every angler’s bucket list. Known for their explosive strikes and powerful runs, roosterfish are one of the most sought-after game fish in the world. To increase your chances of hooking into one of these beasts, it is essential to have the right fly. In this blog, we will discuss how to tie the Snook Muddler Fly, a proven pattern for roosterfish in La Paz, Mexico.


Materials Needed:

  • 2/0 Saltwater Hook
  • White Thread
  • White Craft Fur
  • Chartreuse Craft Fur
  • E.P. Sparkle
  • Craft Fur Dubbing
  • White Wool

Step 1: Start by securing the hook in your vise. Make a thread base along the hook’s shank, starting at the eye and ending just before the bend.

Step 2: Measure a clump of white craft fur against the hook. The fur should be roughly the length of the hook shank. Tie in the craft fur at the bend of the hook, wrapping the thread tightly to keep the fur in place.

Step 3: Tie a clump of chartreuse craft fur just before the white fur. The chartreuse fur should be slightly shorter than the white fur so the white fur extends past the chartreuse fur.

Step 4: Tie a small amount of E.P. Sparkle just in front of the chartreuse fur. The Sparkle should be about the same length as the chartreuse fur.

Step 5: Take a small amount of white craft fur dubbing and dub it onto the thread. Wrap the dubbing around the hook’s shank, covering gaps between the fur and Sparkle.

Step 6: Make a bulky wool head compared to the rest of the dubbing.

Step 7: Add a small amount of E.P. Sparkle and tie it in just before the white fur. The Sparkle should be about the same length as the white fur.

Step 8: Whip finish.

 And that is that! Now, you have a very effective and reasonably simple tie. Try this tie; if you need further help, reach out. Good luck, and Stay Salty, Amigos!

Donnie Price

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