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Monday, July 15, 2013

An Effective Scud Pattern

The buffet is now open...

scud fly pattern

There are a lot of stillwaters that we fish that hold huge numbers of scuds. And although, I'd rather fish something more exciting in the way of dry flies or streamers, I can't ignore the times when the buffet is turned on and the fish end up gorging themselves on scuds.

Here's an example of a recent trip where the scuds were literally crawling all over us and a shot of the porker rainbow that had been first in the buffet line.
Just pop these babies in your mouth for a nice treat!

They liked the waders
Bottom View of Mr. Scud Belly


So the "Chewy Goo" scud is a pattern I've been using now for a few seasons. It's nothing fancy, but I like the addition of Clear Cure Goo Hydro to reinforce and give dimension to the fly. The dubbing holds water quite nicely and creates a nice translucent effect. I've had best results fishing it from an indicator, but however you fish it, it's a good scud pattern to have.

Hook: Daiichi 1170 #10 - #18
Thread: UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier, Hot Orange
Body: Gray UV Ice Dubbing
Underbody: Lead Wire
Ribbing: UTC Ultrawire, Gold, BR
Shellback: Tan UV Chewee Skin coated with Clear Cure Goo Hydro


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