Of Scuds and, Possibly, Killer Bugs

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Of Scuds and, Possibly, Killer Bugs

Postby Karl Klavon » Thu Apr 07, 2016 9:46 am

We all know that Killer Bugs are very productive fly patterns, which maybe in part to their more than passing resemblance to Scuds, which are more or less a form of fresh water shrimp. Here is an interesting little story by Ralph Cutter on scuds and one of his adventures with them, and a reverse engineered fly pattern that looks a lot like a Killer Bug: http://www.flyline.com/entomology/scuds/

In addition to explaining why straight hooks are better than curved hooks for imitating scuds in the above mentioned book exert, another interesting item that helps to explain why pink and especially orange fly tying materials included in scud patterns are wonderfully effective is the following picture: http://www.pbase.com/image/27580567
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