Scud can be found in many waters in Missouri. Try grey, olive or tan dubbing and blend it with the new UV2 dubbing blends that are now on the market. After tying this pattern, use a UV light to examine the pattern. You will be amazed at the look.
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|Hook:||Scud hook, Size 12-22.
|Thread:||Black or match color of scud.
|Body:||Mixture of UV2 Dubbing Enhancer Dark and SLF Scud Dubbing.
|Shell Back:||Clear Plastic strip from a sandwich bag.
|Ribbing:||Wire or monofilament to size of hook.
|Tail and Antenna:||Soft Hen Hackle.
Fish under an indicator.
- Mount the hook and lay a thread base down the hook.
- Select several fibers from the hen hackle and mount it to the hook. Extend the points of the fibers beyond the butt of the fly and the butt of the hackle over the eye of the fly. This will form the tail and the antenna.
- Bring the thread to the middle of the hook and mount the plastic strip and lash it down to the butt of the fly.
- Tie in the ribbing material starting at the butt and winding the thread towards the middle of the shank. (This will help keep the profile of the file small.)
- Dubbing a body of the mixed SLF dubbing material and UV2 dubbing enhancer.
- Pull the plastic strip over the top for a carapace. Tie if off, but do not clip.
- Form the rib with the ribbing material. Tie it off and clip. Clip off the plastic strip.
- Form a head and clip off the thread.
- With a dubbing brush pull some dubbing fibers from the belly of the fly to form legs. Clip them off even with the hook point.
- Cement the head, if desired.
Flies or materials are available at T. Hargrove Fly Fishing, Inc.
Saint Louis, Missouri 63144
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