Tail and Body - Deer body hair crisscrossed with tying thread
Collar - Dark hen hackle
Wing - Deer hair
Ugly, simple and effective. It’s a good pattern for the beginning fly tier to gain experience with deer hair. It’s a non-descript pattern that works as well in rivers as it does in lakes and ponds. And it can be fished wet or dry.
In still waters, cast and retrieve the Muley Chicken subsurface for crappie, bluegill and perch, or wind-drift it for trout. On the river, fish it with a tight line, down and across, or float it as a small stonefly imitation.