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Old 01-12-2013, 12:38 PM
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I was just wondering if a size 12 Daiichi heavy wide gape. Is this right hook for me to learn to tie the scud pattern or should I look for something else.
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go for it and post a picture
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Default Re: Scud hooks

depending on your tying skill you might want to go with 14.
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Default Re: Scud hooks

Wide gap hooks are what I prefer for scud patterns so you're in business there. Most of my scuds are tied on #14-#18 but it never hurts to have something a little larger. If a #12 wide gap scud hook is what you've got then tie a few up and see what you think.

If you go thin with the body material it could end up looking like a slightly larger scud. If you go thicker, it may end up looking more like a grub of some sort. Neither of which are bad things so long as the trout like them.

When I'm tying, I will usually crank out 12 at a time. The first three is where I'm usually getting the pattern dialed in. If 12 seems daunting, try doing 6 and 6 in another sitting. It's this repetitiveness that I believe helps me tie a better fly for the given pattern I'm working on.

Post some photos after you've got a few done.
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Default Re: Scud hooks

I tie the majority of my scuds on size 14-12 DaiRiki 125 emerger hooks. 1X short and a good wide gape which increases hookups. Here is a sample of what I tie:

KG's Spring Creek Scud
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And here is the link for the recipe: Spring Creek Scud

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