We had every intention of showcasing a different tier every week, but when we found Mike Schmidt’s Mufasa we had to bring it to you. Tied with common materials and a Fish Skull for a head, this fly comes together quickly and looks fierce when finished. Fish it with quick strips on a sinking line and the fly comes alive in a way that really draws in the pigs. Brian Wise of FlyFishingtheOzarks ties this fly as only he can.

Here’s what you’ll need …

Back Hook
Hook: Gamakatsu B10s #2
Tail: Marabou
Hackle: Schlappen, yellow & olive
Body: Ice Dub, olive
Legs: Crazy Legs
Wing: Marabou, yellow
Articulation Point: Beadalon, 19 strand 0.18″
Spacer: Glass Bead, size E (3)
 
Front Hook
Hook: Gamakatsu B10s #2
Tail: Marabou
Hackle: Schlappen, yellow & olive
Body: Ice Dub, olive
Legs: Crazy Legs
Wing: Marabou, yellow
Gills: Lazer Dub, red
Rear Head: Lazer Dub, olive
Head: Fish Skull, large Coppertone
Epoxy: Clear Cure Goo, thick
Paul ties a "Mufasa"
Paul ties a “Mufasa”

Tight lines!

– The Black Gnats