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Does anyone have any suggestions for a good Mummichug (Killifish) pattern? I see these guys all the time in the estuaries, some of the only bait I usually can see.
 

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Capt.Todd Murphy has one that is tops. I'll bet that Bill Stanton will testify too. I'll try to get him to post the pattern, either here or on his website which will go live soon.
 

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Hi All,

We caught some fish the last few days on that pattern. I use it on the flats sometimes when I want to show them something different. Not many anglers throwing it. It works great! Its actually a bone fish fly. They sell it at "Fishing the Cape" Deer hair head, wool body ( all brown) and stripes. Dont tell anyone I posted this or some of my guide buddies will be mighty pissed at me!

Best,

Randy
 

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Juro that would be great... please do try to gt the pattern... I might stop in at Benson's and look atit myself before I tye it.
 

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Eric,
Cpt. Todd hooked me up with a pattern when we went out on his boat. The next time we get together, I'll show it to you.
Great pattern.
Z.
 

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Another winner 'chog pattern I've seen is with layered polarfibre, crystal flash (rootbeer) blended in, and either a spun deerhead, woolhead, or stout epoxy head. Small eyes, dull brown with light underside and speckled appearance.

My theory is that the stout head pushes a lot of water and gets a good reaction. Bass enjoy the chubby little morsels along the shoreline often so are prone to go for them too.
 

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Mummichugs almost always sit right on the bottom. So, I use epoxy minnows, which sink slowly & ride along the bottom; use muted colors (olive, coral, rootbeer) & you've got a decent immitation.
 

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Hey Nathan,

Welcome back! Can't wait to see the report....
 

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Nathan Smith (05-30-2001 02:09 p.m.):
Todd use a boski slider for a mumachug. It is a florida bonefish pattern. Go to http://www.flyshop.com/Bench/ and look up bonefish slider
Nate -

Got a zero for search results with "boski" and Ross Purnell's (the editor) 'sliders' for "slider".

That and the big nasty hitting close to home for my bunny rat pattern and I had a less than satisfying user experience ;-)

Can you provide a link to the pattern itself? thanks!
 

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I called "Fishing the Cape" and they recommened this Borski slider heavily for estaury fishing.

Thanks for all who replied...time to hit the vise.

Eric
 

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Mattb (05-30-2001 04:35 p.m.):
Juro, I think Nate just forgot an r in Borski- A google search for "Borski Slider" turned up a whole bunch of hits, here's the first- http://www.theflybench.com/saltwater/fly0176.htm

-Matt

Thanks Nate, Matt -

I was referring to the search results from the VFS archive. I also found tons of results by searching for "borski" on LYCOS ;D

Nate - appreciate the original reply, is there a Xmas Island story behind that quick reply on the slider?
 

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Eric,
FWIW....the killies I have seen in the Merimack River are black/grey/silver with yellow highlights on their fins.
DB
 

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Years ago when I was fishing for searuns browns on the Coonamessit river in Falmouth . Not sure of that spelling I used Tom Pero's Mummichug Pattern which was a basic Muddler Minnow in a tanish yellow color. The secret was in the dyed deer hair which I had to do to match the coloer worked well. If I can dig up the pattern I will post it. I caught my first flyrod striper under Childs River bridge with that pattern.
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FishHawk,

Thanks for the recommendation.

Bill Hubbard was nice enough to e-mail me the pattern i believe you are referring me to. This is the pattern recepie the way he ties it:

Hook: to match size of minnows; plated or stainless.
Tail: 1/2" Red/Brown Marabou tips.
Body: Yellow yarn
Rib: four turns flat silver mylar tinsel
Wing: Red/Brown Marabou tips.
Collar/Head: Spun Red/Brown deer hair as in any muddler head.

"Interestingly, I've tied this fly in all white with very light grey or brown deer hair and had good luck along the rocky shorelines. Because the fly is very boyant, I usually fish it with a sink-tip or 225 gr.head." (Bill H.)

Eric
 
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