Throwback Thursday: Lee Spencer on the Moose Hair Muddler
From "Moose Hair Muddlers and Fast Water" by Lee Spencer in Issue 2017.4 of Swing the Fly:
"I designed the moose-hair muddler to wake well if not best over standing waves or other swiftly moving water. I do not generally fish slow, smooth tailouts. I don’t because I like my fly to move smartly across the water. I once read a Raymond Chandler short story while waiting out a swing in a smooth tailout. Waiting for a swing to complete itself in your average slow tailout – to me – lacks any interest. Cast and fish a moose hair muddler over deep water, over the swiftest water, and over the heads of runs. I think the toughness and vigor of moose hair helps this fly stand up to fast water."
Lee Spencer and Maggie at Steamboat Creek-Photo by Joe O'brien