hook - Dai Riki 075 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 wine
rib - oval tinsel gold
body - dubbing claret
body hackle - claret (1Tbs Rit Wine/1 cup water)
shoulder hackle 1 - golden pheasant rump red
shoulder hackle 2 - grizzly dyed silver doctor blue (2 packs Koolaid Ice Blue Raspberry/1 cup water)
I always consider scud flies as 2-minute, throwaway ties (since I tend to lose a bunch) and don't spend much effort tying - ostrich herl, wire rib and a wrap of hen hackle in front. Saying that, this is a beautiful pattern; I may not want to tie it for fishing, but I'd love to tie it for tying sake. Thanks so much for posting.
After looking closer, one did not come out right because I was too impatient. I use a fluorescent fabric paint. I squirt a little out on piece of cardboard and then use my bodkin to gently paint on the wing buds. I let it dry and then coat it with UV resin to make it stronger.