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Pattern Tucker Scud
Tucker Scud
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Category Nymphs
Entered Thu, 14 Dec 2006
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Hook: TMC 2457 #12-18 Thread: 70 Denier, white...................... Antennae: Dyed Mallard Flank fibers, to match body color............................... Shell: Micro-Tubing, color to match natural............... Legs: Ostrich Herl, color to match natural............ Extras: marker to match body color and black marker for eyes
Pattern Description
The Tucker Scud was invented (and patented) by Mike Tucker of Liquid Filled Fly Fame. I tied flies commercially for Mike for several years when I was in high school. He was an incredibly talented tyer who was a little ahead of his time and really helped to get the synthetic tying revolution started. The Tucker Scud utilizes the old Potts weave made famous in the Mite series of flies. This technique makes an incredibly realistic scud and is really a pretty fast tie once you master this simple weave. The entire fly is made up of the Potts Weave, which is also featured a little more in depth on the Eastern European Woven Grub found here: http://www.charliesflyboxinc.com/flybox/details.cfm?parentID=91 I think you'll find this a fun pattern to tie and the results are quite striking&the fish even eat them now and again too!