Fly of the Month - October, 2018
Rouse's J-Dub Sow Bug
Jamie Rouse, Orvis Guide of the Year in 2007, developed this fly for use on the White and Little Red rivers in Arkansas. Tied in size 14-16 and in colors olive, gray, tan and copper. Very good Sow Bug pattern.
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|Hook:||TMC 200R||Thread:||Brown Danville 8/0|
|Weight:||10 wraps of .020 Lead Wire.|
|Rib:||Small Copper Wire.|
|Body:||Copper Scud Sow Bug.|
|Antenna:||Brown Marabou and Wood Duck.|
|Tail:||0X Mono Colored Dark Brown w/Permanent Marker.|
|Carapace:||2 mm (5/32) Sow-Scud Back Dark Brown.|
|Legs:||Dubbing from Body.|
- Mount the debarbed hook in the vise and make 10 wraps of .020 Lead Wire around the shank.
- Start the thread behind the eye and secure the lead on the shank with thread wraps.
- Tied on a piece of copper wire behind the lead wire. Bring the thread to the middle of the shank.
- Tie in the 2mm piece of shell back to the end of the fly. Return the thread to a point behind the lead.
- Tie on a piece of mono on each side of the hook shank. Return the thread to the middle of the shank.
- Dub the rear half of the fly with the copper dubbing. Bring the thread to a point behind the eye.
- Tie on the marabou and wood duck for the forward antenna. Return the thread to middle of the shank and continue to dub the body.
- Bring the shell back over the body and tie it off.
- Bring the wire ribbing forward and tie it off. Clip both the wire ribbing and shell back.
- Form a small head and whip finish. Optional - Head Cement.
- Turn the fly over and brush out dubbing fibers to forma legs on both sides of the body.
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