The HMG Scud is one of the best scud patterns I’ve seen in a while. I love fishing still waters with scud patterns, especially in the early spring and fall. I’ve collected plenty of scuds from lakes to study, and the look of this scud looks quite realistic without too much fuss. The HMG Scud uses white and clear materials with the marker giving the fly color. The glue is applied with what looks like a wood burning tip dipped in a hot glue stick. You’ll need a steady hand in order to apply the glue, and I’m sure that you might need a few flies to practice with before you get one that doesn’t get singed. Segmentation for the scud is achieved by simply pressing mono line into the back, but not so hard as it goes through the glue. The eyes look great on the fly and really tie the pattern together.
HMG Scud Fly Pattern Recipe
Hook: Scud #12-18 Tiemco 2457
Thread: 6/0 White
Antennae: Pearl crystal flash
Legs: Long white synthetic dubbing colored with copic pen
Shellback: Hot melt glue hi-temp
Eyes: Black fabric paint
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