In todays fly tying video I show you how to tie a basic scud pattern using a plastic bag for the back of the fly.  Scuds are a pattern that every fly fisherman should have in their box and can range from size 14 up through as tiny as you want to go.

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The Scud Fly Material List

Thread:  Size 70 Brown Ultra Thread

Hook:  Mustad C49S Size 14

Tail:  Olive Antron Dubbing

Rib:  Small Copper Wire

Body:  Olive Antron Dubbing

Back:  Plastic Back Cut in 1/8″ Strips


The importance of scuds for fish and fly fishing cannot be overstated.  They are in almost all water bodies and can be fished easily.  Take a look at this article that describes more about the scuds life history.

There are different ways to fish a scud but dead drifting on the bottom is the most common.

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