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Golden Scud Back Shrimp Fly

Scud Back Shrimp Fly ... a simple yet deadly fresh water shrimp fly pattern!

The Golden Scud Back Shrimp Fly

Golden Scud Back Shrimp Fly …

Shrimp are present throughout the entire open water season therefor making them a very important food source for trout.

They are particularly useful in the early spring and late fall when forage for other insects is scarce as the main hatches have either yet to start or have already run their course. Their constant presence also makes them a great searching pattern!

This particular shrimp/scud fly pattern is spin off of Jack Shaw’s “Baggy” shrimp but it replaces his freezer bag plastic strip with the more conventional “scud back” and of course includes a bead (I hope Jack’s not rolling over in his grave).ย  I guess you could say it’s a Baggy Shrimp on Steroids cause it sure fishes like it! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Golden Scud Back Shrimp Fly | Material List:

Scud Back Shrimp Fly ... all the goods required to tie the fly!

Hooks, Beads, Dubbing, Wire & Thread … that’s it!

  • Thread: White 6/0
  • Hook: Togen Scud #12
  • Bead: Togen “Chartreuse Cool Bead” 3/32
  • Dubbing: Seal -Bright Yellow / Mixed with some “Ice Dub”
  • Rib: Wire – Silver / Medium
  • Head cement: “krazy” Glue

Golden Scud Back Shrimp Fly | Dubbing …….

We prepare the dubbing for this fly by mixing bright yellow seal with a small amount of ice dub – just enough ice to add some shine without over powering the mix. Next we spin the mixture into a wire dubbing brush with our home made wire dubbing brush maker. The result is a very strong wire dubbing rope that is easy to apply and lasts forever! If you don’t have the means to make wire dubbing loop then a traditional dubbing loop, although not as strong, will work just fine.

OK back to the Golden Scud Back Shrimp Fly …….

Golden Scud Back Shrimp Fly | Tying Instructions:

Step #1:

Scud Back Shrimp Fly ... it already looks "cool"!

Step 2:

Scud Back Shrimp Fly ... time for the scud back!

Tie a Length of Clear Scud Back Out Over the Hook Eye …

Step 3:

Scud Back Shrimp Fly

Tie in the Wire Dubbing Brush ………

Step 4:

Scud Back Shrimp Fly ... and now the rib!

Wind Dubbing Down to Hook Bend & Tie In Wire Rib ……….

Step 5:

Scud Back Shrimp Fly ... it's starting to come together now!

Wind the Dubbing Brush Forward & Tie Off Behind Bead …

Step 6:

Scud Back Shrimp Fly ... setting up the scud back!

Stretch the Scud Back into Position and …….

Step 7:

Scud Back Shrimp Fly ... looking very shrimpy now!

Wind the Wire Rib Forward (over scud back) & Tie Off.

Step 8:

The final step is to whip finish, head cement & trim up the fly as it will still be fairly bushy at this point. To do this simply use your fingers to tease all the dubbing fibers to the bottom side of the fly and then take your scissors and cut the fibers even at a level just above the hook point. When done it should look something like this:

Scud Back Shrimp Fly ... a simple yet deadly fresh water shrimp fly pattern!

The Finished Golden Scud Back Shrimp Fly

And there you have it folks … the finished Golden Scud Back shrimp still water fly pattern! If you’re planning on fly fishing the Interior of beautiful British Columbia don’t leave home without it! ๐Ÿ˜‰

*** if youโ€™re interested in custom tied, time tested & proven effective BC Interior fly patterns, but would rather buy than tie, please Contact us for details!

*** for more effective BC stillwater fly fishing patterns be sure to check out all of flies on our BCs best fly patterns index page!

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