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Re: sow bugs

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I mix grey, antron and burnt orange squirrel hair for dub. Tan scud back for 'shell', and 70 denier drk brown thread for ribbing. Imagine a humphrey cress bug minus the hackle. Its hard to find a more buggy sow bug than that.

http://donbastianwetflies.wordpress.com/2012/05/03/cress-bug/

This is a great looking fly!

Posted on: 2013/3/1 21:30


Re: sow bugs

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Same one was posted on pg 1. The man he references is OldLefty.

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Re: sow bugs

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Thanks for pointing that out. Should have looked before posting!

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Re: sow bugs

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When you read friend Donnie's comments he relates to the overback he incorporates in his pattern. When I worked up my pattern I observed the real critters in water. I noticed that, in their natural environment, their carapice can be slightly concave. When we tie in an overback material and secure it in place by ribbing the result is the back of the fly is convex (curved down). It was then that I realized that including an overback could give an impression contrary to the natural.

No question, overbacks look good; they're just not necessary and, I believe, they don't really increase the effectiveness of the pattern.

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Re: sow bugs

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Thanks for the info OldLefty!

Posted on: 2013/3/3 15:32



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