Posted on March 4th, 2021 in Fly Tying Videos
It’s pink season here in Montana. We tend to fish pink/rainbow scud and sowbug patterns in late winter and spring, not least because such patterns have a lot of crossover with eggs and in any case are a big mouthful for trout putting the feedbags on after a long winter. This one is a variation on the popular Arkansas sowbug pattern, the Trout Crack.
Hook: #14-18 scud.
Thread #1: Fluorescent fire orange 8/0.
Thread #2 (Rib): Fine mono thread (or old 5X-6X tippet).
Body: Dubbing blend of a couple colors of pink Ice Dub, perhaps some pink acrylic, and rainbow Wapsi Sow-Scud. The precise material isn’t important. Simply make a blend of rainbow Sow-Scud with some reflective/flashy pink dubbing.
Wing Case: Pink Midge Tubing or D-Rib.