With the reunion of the Conclave of the Big Ass Campfire Brotherhood on Blue River coming up on October 31st and November 1st, Ada fly-fisher Kevin Harris suggested a fly-swap. Upon reading Kevin's suggestion I knew I was in. In trying to decide what pattern to tie I realized that standard patterns of buggers, pheasant tails, and hare's ears were commonplace. So the scud pattern was selected as an offering.
Scuds, fresh water shrimp, or whatever you want to call them are prevalent in rivers and rich lake waters. The way I have it figured...scuds are a delicacy for fish so with me it only stands to reason this pattern will produce.
Pictured above is my dozen scud patterns that will be swapped at the Conclave. Hope they produce for the fly-fisher that gets them.