Marios Mudeye

(Coutta pattern - the trout fisherman is a simplistic fellow be he bait-spinner-or fly-fisher and the Latin of Linnaeus in the naming of fish and insect is of little importance. Of course this is a great pity as the scientific name pins down the creature or the plant and there is little room for mixing the name of one organism with another, although even among the scientific folk there are still quarrels concerning various species. Fishers may remember the great list of trout sub-species which existed not so long ago. These days it is so simple with two species of trout - Salmo trutta the European brown trout and S. gairdnerii the Califorian rainbow trout. The scientific folk are a lazy lot - the "S." indicates that they have already spelled out the "Salmo" once in a chapter and they think there is no need to do it again. However the many species of dragonfly larvae are lumped together by the fisher as either the "Spider" a smaller insect and the lafger "Coutta". See Figure 10.23)

This pattern brought to our attention by Mick Hall is of the longer and larger mudeye, the Coutta. Figure 10.23

Mud Eye Dragon Fly Lavae
Figure 10.23 The Mud-eye - The Coutta and the Spider

DRESSING Hook 6L/S.

Body Mohair (Ginger, Black thread base.) Wingcase Light Brown Italian straw. Legs Peacock Herl.

Eyes Light Brown Italian straw. (Raffeine or plastic straw) Tail Rhode Island Red Cock Fibres. Tied short.

TYING DETAILS

  1. Tie in tail.
  2. Tie in Italian straw.
  3. Tie in mohair 20cm.
  4. Wind on body; half shank length.
  5. Tie over first wingcase with straw.
  6. Tie in two sets of legs, either side of body.
  7. Wind in thorax.
  8. Tie over wingcase.
  9. Wind on head.
  10. Split the remaining straw in half and tie in each side of head to represent eyes. Fig. 10.24

TIE IN TAIL

TIE IN TAIL

Mudeye Hooks

TIE OVER WING CASE ADD LEGS OF HERL

Figure 10.24 Mario's Mudeye

TIE OVER WING CASE ADD LEGS OF HERL

Figure 10.24 Mario's Mudeye

SPLIT RAFFIENE TIE IN EACH SIDE OF HEAD

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