Tiny Tan Scud

Created by Jeff Morgan


Imitates a scud. For more about this fly, see the article Tiny Flies.

How to Fish

In rivers, present the fly with the shallow nymph or wet-fly swing presentations; remember, scuds are present in weedy, slow-water stretches. In lakes, use an intermediate line and a slow retrieve.

Tying Instructions

1. Debarb hook, place in vise, start thread.

2. Tie in tail.

3. Tie in ribbing wire.

4. Tie in shellback.

5. Dub body sparse but spiky.

6. Pull over shellback and tie down.

7. Wrap 3-4 wraps of copper wire ribbing. Tie off.

8. Whipfinish and cement.

9. Pull out a few small dubbing fibers for legs

HOOK: Dai Riki 135, size 18-22

THREAD: Tan 8/0

TAIL: Partridge fibers

BODY: Light Hares Ear Plus or light squirrel

SHELLBACK: Flashy plastic

RIBBING: Fine copper wire