I came up with this pattern during one of our regular snow storms here in Nova Scotia. This is a variation of the popular Marabou Muddler, whose basic techniques and materials remain the same. The pattern can be tied in a wide range of colors.
Baitball of Muddlers (Donnie Cooke photo)
Its pulsating, fish-attracting action comes from a generous wing of turkey marabou while the bulky deer hair head makes plenty of subsurface disturbance on the retrieve.
The Muddler can be fished at all depths, but this one is designed to work close to the lake or riverbed with its weighted body.
Check out this video on how to tie the Marabou Storm Muddler:
- Hook size 2-12
- Uni-Thread white 6/0w
- Lead Wire
- Tail-Scarlet Red
- Body-Scarlet Red Chenille
- Rib-Silver Tinsel
- Wing-White Marabou
- Krystal Flash-Pearl
- Collar and Head-White Deer Hair