Tying The Scud Muffin
Hook: Umpqua U202, Tiemco 2488H, or equivalent scud hook, sizes 14-24
Antenna: olive or wood duck dyed mallard flank
Dubbing: mixture of superfine and ice dub, colors in olive, tan, pink, or any other combinations that suit your fancy
Shell: olive, tan, or pink scud back
Ribbing: gold, chartreuse, or red ultrawire, size small
Thread: olive, tan, or pink 8/0 uni-thread
This is a very easy fly to tie but a few pointers will make it even easier. Clip the scud back into a point before you tie it down to reduce bulk. Also, wrap the wire forward over the scud back before you clip off the excess scud back. This will save you the annoyance of having the thread loosen and the scud back flip back before you have a chance to rib the wire over it. Experiment with different combinations of wire color, scud back color, and dubbing color to find what works best in your area.