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 4.8 / 5 based on 16 reviews


16 of 16 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5

    At last! - 7/29/2015
    By: from Glasgow, Scotland

    Top job Orvis - this stuff really works. I am sure it helped me land 2 (released) at a fishery I had blanked on 3 times before!! I'm a convert, its now a permanent feature in my vest.

  • 4/5

    Good mud container could be better - 6/28/2015
    By: from Hampshire UK

    The Mud itself is fine but the lid on the red container is a bit awkward to shut and results in a mucky rim and fingers when using a a new pot

  • 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
    Top 1000 Contributor

    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.

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