I came upon this piece at MidCurrent re the Muddler Minnow. It was one of those patterns 30 years ago you were suppose to always have in your fly arsenal. It is still carried by many, but unless you are an avid streamer throwing fly fisher, it is seldom used. I recalled from the article’s take that the original fly was tied sparser than today’s versions. This in turn reminded me of the Rolled Muddler, so popular in the NW and B.C. for salmon. Both versions have their merit and could be tied from sparse to more dense.

Rolled Muddler & Muddler Minnow (SwittersB)

Pics from flyfishbc, Wetfly Black’s Flies & Zonker,nu