Firebead Soft Hackle Sowbug – Hans Stephenson

This is a bright fly that Hans says works well for spring fishing on waters such as the bighorn. It’s a pretty simple pattern to tie, and because of the color, I would be putting a few into my Grayling arsenal as well. Hans ties it up with pink, tan, or gray body using Sow Scud dubbing, a hot bead and a sturdy scud hook like the Mustad C49S.

Hook: Curved shank scud
Bead: Hot orange brass / tungsten
Thread: Hot pink
Dubbing: Pink Sow Scud dubbing
Hackle: Dun hen feather


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