Scud Back Nymph

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by GAT, Jul 18, 2013.

  1. GAT

    GAT Dumbfounded

    Nov 16, 2012
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    Willamette Valley, OR
    It was a few months ago that someone asked about the uses of Scud Back material. I was going through my fly boxes and found a pattern that I forgot about.

    As most nymphs have a darker back than belly, I decided to use a darker color Scud Back (Hareline, 1/8") to give the nymph a two-tone look. Plus, the back of a nymph has a shiny look and that is also accomplished with the scud back strand. It worked quite well in a private lake I fished in Central Oregon. I need to tie up some of these guys in different colors. Olive and dark olive was a hit at the lake but I should try some different combinations.

    Anyway, here's a use for scud back type material that is not used for scuds.

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