Original Mud

When stillwater fishing, add weight and stealth with Original Mud.


The weight of this Original Mud sinks the weight of leaders and reduces leader flash. Still the best product ever devised for removing the shine from and sinking a leader. A must when fishing stillwater with dry flies, useful in nymph and wet fly fishing too. Flip-top tub.


Overall: Show Rating Distribution 4.9 / 5 based on 14 reviews


14 of 14 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5


  • 5/5

    Glorious Mud! - 11/15/2014
    By: from Cumbria, England.

    Having spent most of a comeback season (28 years wasted on other stuff) avoiding paying "so much" for Mud, I finally capitulated and bought some. I'd tried three different competitor brands and three versions of home made, and have to admit this is the best. Works well with all kinds of leader too. Highly recommended!

  • 5/5

    Top 250 Contributor

  • 5/5

    The best - 5/15/2014
    By: from Germany
    Top 25 Contributor

    Nothing decreases better the leaders used for nymphing and wet fly fishing. It also helps to avoid reflections of a dry fly leader tippet in sunshine. When a portion dries out over time I leave it in a glass of water over night where it soaks again. An additional few drops of Gehrke´s Sink or one tiny droplet of dishwashing liquid prolongs the life of it as well. An ORVIS must-use product. I use it since 20+ years now. They could improve the plastic container in a way that it work better with a zinger. Still five stars.

  • 5/5

    Just the job - 10/16/2013
    By: from Llanarmon Yn Ial, Near the River Dee, North Wales
    Top 250 Contributor

    Good stuff, much better than the bank mud I'd previously been using, degreasing the line a treat.

  • 5/5

    Mud - 10/5/2013
    By: from Dublin, Ireland

    Brilliant for avoiding line flash and breaks the surface tension

  • 5/5

    This really works ! - 3/5/2013
    By: from Gloucester UK

    I've used MUD since Orvis first moved to the UK and set up in The Mill. I remember parking my car down the lane and walking back because at that time Orivis was not permitted to operate a retail shop (this is before the shop in Stockbridge) Nothing works as well as Orvis Mud and it's far easier to get hold of now !

  • 5/5

    At last - 12/21/2012
    By: from Clyde, South Lanarkshire

    A manufacture that attaches the lid of the container to the bottom, this makes for an easy one handed operation. Great for removing the shine from the tippet, highly recommended.

  • 4/5

    Mud mud glorious mud - 10/5/2012
    By: from Hull Yorkshire. England
    Top 1000 Contributor

    Works pretty well when trying to sink line, I found it did not always work on finer tippets but good on thicker tippet. well worth it and a must to any back pack. Tip for Orvis. Would be 5 stars if the tub had hole to clip to a zinger.

  • 5/5

    Indespensible - 5/22/2012
    By: from North Yorkshire
    Top 250 Contributor

    Takes the grease and shine of the leader without fail. An absolute must on every trip.

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