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
  • Hook (Alternate): Umpqua XC400BL-BN - 16
  • Bead: Hanak Round+ Slotted Tungsten Beads - 3.0mm - Silver
  • Bead (Alternate): Fulling Mill Slotted Tungsten Beads - Silver - 3.2mm
  • Bead (Alternate #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 - Small - Silver
  • 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
    Hanak Round+ Slotted Tungsten Beads
    Hanak Round+ Slotted Tungsten Beads

    Hanak Round+ Slotted Tungsten Beads

    $6.50
    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
    Fulling Mill Slotted Tungsten Beads
    Fulling Mill Slotted Tungsten Beads
    Fulling Mill Slotted Tungsten Beads
    Fulling Mill Slotted Tungsten Beads
    Fulling Mill Slotted Tungsten Beads
    Fulling Mill Slotted Tungsten Beads
    Fulling Mill Slotted Tungsten Beads
    Fulling Mill Slotted Tungsten Beads
    Fulling Mill Slotted Tungsten Beads
    Fulling Mill Slotted Tungsten Beads
    Fulling Mill Slotted Tungsten Beads
    Fulling Mill Slotted Tungsten Beads
    Fulling Mill Slotted Tungsten Beads
    Fulling Mill Slotted Tungsten Beads
    Fulling Mill Slotted Tungsten Beads
    Fulling Mill Slotted Tungsten Beads

    Fulling Mill Slotted Tungsten Beads

    $7.25
    8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
    8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
    8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
    8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
    8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
    8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
    8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
    8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
    8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
    8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
    8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
    8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
    8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
    8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
    8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
    8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
    8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
    8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
    8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
    8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
    8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
    8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
    8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
    8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
    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
    Umpqua XC400BL-BN
    Umpqua XC400BL-BN

    Umpqua XC400BL-BN

    $8.00
    Chartpak Fly Tying Markers
    Chartpak Fly Tying Markers
    Chartpak Fly Tying Markers
    Chartpak Fly Tying Markers
    Chartpak Fly Tying Markers
    Chartpak Fly Tying Markers
    Chartpak Fly Tying Markers
    Chartpak Fly Tying Markers
    Chartpak Fly Tying Markers
    Chartpak Fly Tying Markers
    Chartpak Fly Tying Markers
    Chartpak Fly Tying Markers
    Chartpak Fly Tying Markers
    Chartpak Fly Tying Markers
    Chartpak Fly Tying Markers
    Chartpak Fly Tying Markers
    Chartpak Fly Tying Markers
    Chartpak Fly Tying Markers
    Chartpak Fly Tying Markers
    Chartpak Fly Tying Markers

    Chartpak Fly Tying Markers

    $8.99