The original Muddler has spawned a large number of variations that all have the clipped deer hair head. It is now used all around the world. The head is tied with natural deer hair and then clipped into shape. . The Buoyant deer hair keeps the Muddler off the bottom, so it can be fished at all depths. The hair is hollow and the trapped air makes it buoyant. Fish them as a wake fly when the weather is dull which is usually late in the season when the sedges can be seen skating on the surface. A Muddler striped across the waves can induce ferocious takes from trout which will follow it for yards.