While this isn’t the most complicated fly, it’s a good box filler that the fish dig. Brown works great, but black and olive both work great as well. This is a solid all-around nymph for the Black Hills and beyond!
Learn to tie the PT Cruiser Nymph. This is a fun variation on the Pheasant Tail Nymph. Tied on Hanak 500 bl hook with a tungsten bead, pheasant tail, krystal flash, ice dub, and thin skin.
The Pat’s Rubber Legs is one of the best attractor nymph patterns ever tied, and it’s one of the most productive as well! Imitates a stonefly nymph well, and is easily adapted to various species of stoneflies. Makes a great weight fly for nymphing faster water as well! This pattern can be be tied with any color of chenille. Most often, Pat’s Rubber Legs are tied in black, brown, tan, purple. Can be tied as large as a size 2 and down to a size...
Dave Gamet ties his Bug Gut Scud, which incorporates a bit of a different technique to form the legs than a traditional scud pattern. This fly is effective anywhere trout eat scuds, especially in tailwaters and spring creeks. Adjust the colors as needed!
Buy Materials Here – Bug Gut Scud Materials List
Hook – Daiichi 1120 or Tiemco 2457
Underbody – Twistons or Lighning Strike Flat Lead
Body – Kiley’s Nymph Skins
Thread – 70 Denier Danville
Legs – UV Ice Dub