Simple Sow Bug


Simple again, yet one that is very effective with trout in many waterways, especially those with scuds.  Theo shared this one with us, and also wanted us to note that we should apply some water with our fingers to the herl before applying the hot glue, and again after.  If you need this pattern to go deeper, add some wire before tying.  Let us know how it works for you...


Hook: TMC 3769; #8 - 12

Thread: 8/0; black

Body: Ostrich Herl; gray

Over body: Melted hot glue; transparent

Notes: Moisten body with wet finger before applying hot glue