Scud

Fly Name
Hook 10-20
Thread black
Wings none
Tails none
Body fine wire, dubbing, & Flash-a-Bou strands
Hackle none

Scud

Scud

Wrap thread onto the hook shank from about 1mm behind the eye to the start of the hook bend. Tie in both wire and Flash-a-Bou with 5 tight wraps.

Scud

Wax thread with a light coat of wonder wax. Apply a thin amount of dubbing. Spread dubbing fibers out evenly on thread. Twist dubbing evenly on thread with thumb and forefinger.

Wrap dubbed thread evenly forward to the front end of the body. Tie off with 3 to 5 tight wraps.

Note: it is common to either over or underestimate the dubbing amount. It is easy to add more dubbing or pinch off excess dubbing.

Scud

Pull Flash-a-Bou over the top of the fly and secure with 5 tight wraps. Evenly rib body with wire and secure with 5 tight wraps. Trim away excesses.

Scud

Whip finish head with 4 to 8 turns. Pull tag end firmly and cut off excess thread. Place a drop of head cement on knot. Pick out dubbing with a bobkin needle so it is pulled downward.


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