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Crispy Critter
Crispy Critter
A beadhead pattern that imitates a lot of different things including cased and free-living caddis larvae, scuds, mayfly nymphs, and sow bugs
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Type of fly cased caddis larva, sow bug, scud, mayfly nymph, beadhead
Originator of pattern if known Webrx - Dave Little
Tied and Submitted by Webrx
Level of tying experience needed to tie this pattern Beginner, a fairly simple pattern using basic tying skills.
Materials listed in order of tie in:
Hook Your choice of scud or standard wet, nymph, or dry fly hook. Mustad 94840 size 14 here
Bead Gold Bead sized to fit hook
Thread Tan Danville 6/0 waxed nylon here
Tail None
Shellback 1/8" in Dark Olive Scud Back (SK8901)
Rib Small Gold UTC Holo Tinsel
Dubbed Body SLF Prism Rusty Brown (SLP051)
Special tying notes
Target species Trout
Fishing notes This pattern imitates a lot of different things including free living and cased caddis larvae, mayfly nymphs, scuds, and sow bugs. Good for deep drifting in and below riffles on caddis rich streams, and in spring creeks, nutrient rich tailwater, lakes and ponds where scuds and sow bugs tend to occur.
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