01-24-2013, 10:08 PM
Re: scud dubbing
Originally Posted by drc
I can't seem to find a good scud dubbing that with the use of a dubbing brush, creates legs. what brand and type do you guys use for this?
Also, there's a fly that I've heard locally (ozarks) called the UV dubbing scud. what dubbing is used in this fly? and is UV dubbing just a sparkly dubbing or does it have some thing to do with UV rays.
thanks for the help
There are several manufacturer's that make a "UV" dubbing.
For example there is Hareline UV Ice dubbing, Hook & Hackle UV dubbing, & Frog Hair UV dubbing. There are also different brands of scud dubbing.
The "legs" on a scud pattern are basically long strands of dubbing material that have been pulled or brushed out after the fly has been dubbed and the shell back tied on. I use a nylon 22 caliber cleaning brush but any rough surface such as a piece of the hook section of velcro glued to a stick can be sued. Even a needle bodkin can be used.
UV dubbing reflects UV light that is invisible to us but visible to some fish. Personally I think it is the flash rather than the UV reflectance since adult trout lose most if not all their ability to see into the UV spectrum as they mature.
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Last edited by silver creek; 01-24-2013 at 10:36 PM.