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    Quote Originally Posted by RSK View Post
    what is the "skater" I tied my allot of my muddlers with a tight packed head and trimmed them on the bottom to plane up. They skated very well. Also tied some more sparse that swung like a hairwing. Most of my fish on a skated fly were on a muddler.

    Russell
    Did someone answer this question? I thought a skater is a dry fly, like a giant Humpie, isn't a muddler subsurface? Shows what I (don't) know.

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    The deer hair head on an unweighted muddler helps it float.

    Then they "riffle hitch it."


    The "Bomber" which is originally an Atlantic salmon fly is popular for skating.
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    Never tied muddlers before (im obviously not a serious tier) but ones ive store bought have been both weighted and unweighted. The unweighted ones ive both swung and dead drifted upstream as i would any dry; the only truly large trout i hooked out of the west walker took a dead drifted muddled on the surface. It was such a surprise blowing out of the water i set way too fast and broke off.

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