Friday, January 31, 2014

Featured Fly - Chewy Skin Scud

Here is the pattern that I mentioned in my first Big Spring trip this year. It is a little scud pattern that I found at Frontier Angler in Dillon Montana. It was an awesome pattern on the Beaverhead, so when I decided to hit Big Spring, it was one of the first patterns I put on. No pictures from Big Spring, because the two fish that ate it, kept it in their mouths. Anyway, this is a great scud pattern for any system with them in it!

Hook: TMC 2488 sz. 14-18
Thread: UNI Thread 6/0 - Olive 
Rib: Ultra Wire - Small
Dubbing: Sow Scud - Olive, Rainbow, Tan 
Shellback: Chewy Skin 

Step 1: Make a thread base, back to the bend of the the hook.

Step 2: Tie in the ultra wire. End the tie in, at the bend of the hook.

Step 3: Dub the body. Using a little extra dubbing, helps when you brush it out at the end.

Step 4: Cut out the shell back. It's easier to cut the corners before you tie in.

Step 5: Lay the chewy skin down, wrap the ultra wire forward.

Step 6: Tie off the ultra wire, the back should look like this.

Step 7: Brush the dubbing out, making legs with the dubbing.

Finished Fly:

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