Pat Dorsey’s UV Scud is a wonderful scud pattern on both stillwater fisheries and also in many different river situations. Tie it in sizes 10-16 for your stillwaters and 16-18 for your tailwaters.
This fly has both wonderful imitative aspects as well as some nice flash to help attract fish. The UV dubbing is a great material not only for the visibility to fish but also provides great fibers for creating the many legs of a scud.
If I am hiking into a high mountain lake where the fish are getting fat on Scuds I never leave this pattern behind.
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UV Scud Recipe:
Hook – Umpqua Competition Series Fly Tying Hooks C300 BL Czech Nymph
Thread – UNI Waxed Thread – 8/0 Rust Brown
Legs – Hareline Sparkle Emerger Yarn – Amber
Body – Dub Blend 80/20
Dub Blend 80 – Hareline Ice Dub – Shrimp Pink
Dub Blend 20 – Hareline Ice Dub – Pheasant Tail
Rib – Umpqua Freshwater Nylon Tippet – 4X
Backing – Hareline Scud Back – 1/8″ Clear
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