Muddler for the simple reason that there's no way to fish it wrong. Float it,drift it or retrieve it, trout take it and take it hard! Smaller sizes seem to draw more strikes for me than the larger. Fun, active, productive fly!
By: Rich (Old Bridge, NJ)
The go-to fly when all else fails...always surprises me with its great results.
best trout fly ever
By: sandman (Missoula montana)
I take a lot of newcomers fly fishing. I keep it simple by explaining that fly fishing can be as simple or complicated as they want to make it. I teach them to face upstream and cast a short distance managing the line as best they can. I tell them to make sure that they can see their fly as it works its way back to them. Once they get the hang of that they're in business. I religiously tie on a
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