Jig Tailwater Sow Bug

Cheech - September, 2019

If you are familiar with Lance's Tailwater Sow Bug, you already know that it is a staple across the western US, and has caught fish in many places. This is essentially the same pattern, but designed to accommodate a jig hook and a large bead for Euro nymphing. Watch the video as Lance shows us how to tie this simple bug.

Material List
  • Hook: Hanak H 400 BL Jig Hook - 16
  • Bead: Hanak Round+ Slotted Tungsten Beads - Silver - 3.0mm
  • Bead #2: Fulling Mill Slotted Tungsten Beads - Silver - 2.8 mm
  • Thread: UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier - Red
  • Thread (option): 8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge - Red
  • Body: Wapsi Sow Scud Dubbing - Rainbow
  • Rib: UTC Ultra Wire - Silver - Small
  • Back: Chartpak Fly Tying Markers - Sepia (Med. Brown)
Materials & Alternate Materials Listed Below
UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier
UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier

UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier

$1.99
UTC Ultra Wire
UTC Ultra Wire

UTC Ultra Wire - Small

$1.75
Hanak H 400 BL Jig Hook
Hanak H 400 BL Jig Hook

Hanak H 400 BL Jig Hook

$8.95
Hanak Round+ Slotted Tungsten Beads
Hanak Round+ Slotted Tungsten Beads

Hanak Round+ Slotted Tungsten Beads

$6.50
8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge

8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge

$3.25
Wapsi Sow Scud Dubbing
Wapsi Sow Scud Dubbing
Wapsi Sow Scud Dubbing
Wapsi Sow Scud Dubbing

Wapsi Sow Scud Dubbing

$2.25
Chartpak Fly Tying Markers
Chartpak Fly Tying Markers
Chartpak Fly Tying Markers

Chartpak Fly Tying Markers

$8.50
Fulling Mill Slotted Tungsten Beads
Fulling Mill Slotted Tungsten Beads
Fulling Mill Slotted Tungsten Beads

Fulling Mill Slotted Tungsten Beads

$7.00