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Hans' Sowbug Fly Tying Materials

Sowbugs are present in good numbers in many tailwaters and spring creeks, and fish definitely have an eye for them. This pattern is quite realistic, and works very well as a lead fly fished above a midge or baetis nymph. Tie in sizes 14-18!

Materials:

  • Hook: Tiemco 3769 size 14-18
  • Thread: UTC 70 Denier
  • Tail: Coq de Leon
  • Rib: Ultra Wire
  • Abdomen: Ostrich Herl Tan or Gray
  • Flashback: Black Krystal Flash
  • Shellback: Thin Skin Clear