Scud or Freshwater Shrimp Fly Patterns
The Scud! These are fresh water shrimp that are a delicacy for trout, they are a favorite food for them. Don’t be crazy and have a nymph box without some of these in it. I have found the scud to be one of the first flies I switch to when it seems like the trout just aren’t eating anything. A lot of times they will eat this when all else fails.
This beautiful scud pattern has copper ribbing, and an overall yellow colored synthetic body. This is a good one to really get the fishes attention quickly. A simple but effective trout pattern.
A very simple scud pattern to tie, yet very effective. This particular fly is tied with a Transparent back material, brown rabbit fur dubbing, biots on the head and a brown hackle tail.