Library Step by Step LARVA LACE SCUD


Scuds are crustaceans and are very important for fly fishermen because they can be found in many areas, not only in lakes. They are constantly active in hours of dim light or cloudy days, they represent an important source of calories for trout, which can get really big in places where scuds are fou View more...
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List of materials
Hook: Daiichi 1120 or similar, sizes 10 to 18. Thread: 8/0, 70 denier white thread with no waxing or braiding, and a fluorescent orange thread. Body: Microtube, hollow, by Larva Lace or a similar PVC one. Color to match the naturals. Antennae: mallard duck fibers, or wood duck. Legs: ostrich fibers.

Step 1

Use the 8/0 white thread, tie a bundle of mallard duck.

Fly tying - LARVA LACE SCUD - Step 1

Step 2

Trim diagonally the tip of the tube and tie it.

Fly tying - LARVA LACE SCUD - Step 2

Step 3

Hold 2 ostrich fibers, as long as possible. Change to the flat thread and fill the body.

Fly tying - LARVA LACE SCUD - Step 3

Step 4

Use orange thread to mark the middle of the body.

Fly tying - LARVA LACE SCUD - Step 4

Step 5

Wrap the pvc tube towards the front, followed by a turn with ostrich wrapping the tube from right to left. When the ostrich points to the back, make a new turn of pvc. Then an ostrich turn. Until you reach the head where we tie and then trim.

Fly tying - LARVA LACE SCUD - Step 5

Step 6

Carefully place the ostrich fibers in the middle of the fly, not at the sides.

Fly tying - LARVA LACE SCUD - Step 6

Step 7

Use a marker to paint the black eye and apply lacquer in the head to finish.

Fly tying - LARVA LACE SCUD - Step 7


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