Black Widow Muddler – streamer and saltwater fly tying

Way back when I started flyfishing for seatrout in saltwater on the Danish coast… few people did that. There wasn’t many fly patterns developed for this new fishing. I did what felt natural and used the flies I had tied for river fishing. One of the most succesfull was an all-black Muddler. On some spring evenings this one would outfish most other patterns. It has changed slightly over the years – but it is still a deadly fly for trout in freshwater as well as the salt. I primarily use this fly early and late in the day, for night fishing and fishing on dark days. I feel that the blue sparkle in the dubbing adds a cool effect in the dim light.

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