|Hook:||(T) 2487 + weight|
|Thread:||8/0 Color to Match Body|
|Body:||4-6 Ostrich Herls|
|Shell:||Strip of Clear Plastic|
Notes on tying:
1. Tail fibers should be 5 to 10 strands of organza long enough to extend out at each end of the hook (about shank length).
2. Add wire weight.
3. Tie in plastic for shell and copper wire.
4. Twist ostrich herl with hackle pliers and wrap it around the body (natural colors are gray, tan, light olive and light pink, but loud colors can also be productive).
5. Pull case over the top and tie in at the front.
6. Rib body with copper wire.
7. Tie off and finish.
This is a variation of a scud pattern. This is a good fly for Spring Branch. Natural colors are excellent for trout while the brighter colors are good for bluegills.
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