Based on advice here I have found an excellent mud tyre for the front (Bontrager Mud X). Very controlled and even if it let's go eventually it is still a controlled slide.
What would you recommend as a tyre for the rear, that bites/grinds with good traction up-hill through slimy, muddy stuff and the odd wet root/rock but still rolls okay?
Maxxis Ignitor any good?
I have currently 2.35 Minions on the front and will switch back to the 2.0 Mud Xs if things get too sloggy later in the year. I currently have a 2.4 Maxxis Ardent on the rear which was okay in the dry but those shallow, ramped mid-blocks are useless as soon as it get's wet-ish.
Was always amazed by Nobby Nick up-hill traction in the goo but don't like their lack of control in corners. Purgatorys were okay but not great.
P.S.: We are talking 26 hardtail trail biking in clay/sand/dirt woddy area, not rocky.