Sow Bug

Rouse's J Dub Sow Bug
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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.

Fishing Hints:
Fish the sowbug under an indicator at or on the bottom of the stream.

-Reel Up-

Tying Instructions

Note: The video tying instructions and the written directions may vary.

Flies or materials are available at T. Hargrove Fly Fishing, Inc.

9024 Manchester
Saint Louis, Missouri 63144

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