Cone Head Muddler Minnow

Catch more fish with the classic muddler minnow fly.


Don Gapen of Anoka, Minnesota invented the classic Muddler Minnow in 1937 to imitate the sculpin, a small baitfish that darts across the bottoms of streams, infiltrates redds, and eats trout eggs. Originally developed to catch brook trout in Ontario, a conehead has been added to this version of the Muddler in order to get the fly down in fast-moving water. It's an effective new take on an old standard.
Sizes 4, 6, 8.
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Overall: Show Rating Distribution 5.0 / 5 based on 5 reviews


5 of 5 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

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  • 5/5

    Cone Head is champ for Big Bass and Sunfish - 10/3/2012
    By: from South Central Texas

    I pursue Bass and other warm water species with a fly rod. I have used muddler minnow type flies for over 20 years with good success, but always wished I could get them deeper. I am not a fan of using split shot for many reasons. This cone head muddler gets down quick and is very effective for Bass and huge Sunfish. It is one of my top 3 flies!!

  • 5/5

    Best streamer - 1/1/2012

    This fly is perfect is you want to fish a heavy sculpin in streams or deep water and it is a very attractive and well tied fly. I would expect nothing less from Orvis and I would highly reccomend this fly

  • 5/5

    best fly for fast water - 5/24/2011
    By: from wilton ct

    This fly caught me a 3 pound trout in water that was 1.5 feet high

  • 5/5

    Bass love 'em - 3/4/2008
    By: from Oakville, ON
    Top 1 Contributor

    The conehead gets the muddler down, as you'd expect, making it useful for fast water where fish hold near bottom. I was surprised though to find that Smallies devour this fly! Near shorelines, in rivers and ponds, I've watched them charge extraordinary distances to nail a conehead muddler.

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