Evan V ... Fish Wizard

We've found another candidate to extract loose bills from Romano ... Evan V, who correctly answered muddler minnow as "Most Versatile Fly in the World," if only because woolly bugger was taken. Woolly bugger was a great call, but I gave you hints vis a vis the weather conditions and the season. Fall is not only streamer time, it's hopper time, and the muddler is not only a great streamer pattern for those cool mornings, but I cannot estimate the number of fish that old standard has caught when greased up and drifted like a dry hopper. Dead drifting muddlers below the surface is also a killer tactic; sometimes those bigger fish like to key on drowned hoppers. Give it a try sometime.

Deeter