White Wounded Muddler

October 2015

White Wounded Muddler by Al Lee

	                     Fly Pattern: White Wounded Muddler

            Tyer's Name: Al Lee
            Date: October 5,2015

    Fly Originator and History: Unknown

                                How the Fly is Fished
    Suggested line and leader: Depending on the depth you are fishing, use either a 
    floating line with a sinking leader, or a sinking line and a tapered leader.
    Suggested retrieve:  Try different retrieve speeds. Try to make the fly 
    look like it's alive.
    Depth: Subsurface. 

                                Fly Material
    Hook: #8-12 Nymph 2XL, 2XHeavy streamer hook (Daiichi 2220 or equivalent).
    Conehead: Small tungsten conehead, black
    Thread: White Uni 8/0. 
    Rib: Medium gold wire.
    Body: Blend pearl and red Ice Dubbing.
    Wing: White mink strip, straight cut.
    Lateral line: Red Flashabou.
    Throat: Red rabbit fur strip, straight cut .

                                Tying Steps
    1.  Slip the cone onto the hook. Next, tie in a thread base from the cone to the 
    bend (just above the barb) and then back to about the mid-point.

    2.  Rib. At the mid-point, tie in the gold wire and tie down to the bend. 

    3. Body. Blend a small amount of red with some pearl Ice Dubbing and apply to the 
    thread near the bend. 

    4. Wrap the body material foreword to the cone.

    5. Wing. The tail-end of the wing should be about the length of the hook shank.  Remove 
    about an 1/8-inch of fir from the front of the strip, and tie down the hide 
    just behind the cone.    

    6. Rib. The rib is used to secure the wing to the top of the hook's shank. As you 
    wrap, try not to trap any fur underneath the wire. Wrap the wire foreword to the 
    cone (about 4 or 5 wraps should do it). Secure the wire by giving it a couple of 
    tight wraps. Cut or "helicopter" the excess wire. Wrap some thread over the wire 
    for additional security.

    7. Lateral lines. The lateral lines of red Flashabou will run along each side of 
    the shank. Grab a strand of red Flashabou, fold it in half and tie it in behind the 
    cone such that the material runs along each side of the shank. Trim the excess material 
    just past the end of the hook (see the illustration above).

    8. Throat. (see the illustration above). Cut off a small strip of red rabbit fur, 
    including the hide. Hold onto the hide and tie in a length of fur onto underside 
    of the hook. Once it's secure, cut off the piece of hide you were holding on to. 
    Continue wrapping thread to cover and secure the throat.

    9. Whip finish and add head cement.

            Rick Shadforth 12/09/15