Our Man From Canada

KORN'S WIRE HEAD SCUD

Doug Korn - Sep 24, 2012

This is a simple scud pattern that I developed back when I first started tying. I used wire wraps to form the heads of flies instead of beads. At the time, I didn't have any beads and it was far too expensive to have a wide assortment of different size beads. So, I just used heavy wire on my larger flies and medium wire on the smaller ones. Being able to vary the size of the wire and the number of wraps used to form the head gave me infinite adjustment on head size as-well-as the weight of my flies. I still tie my scuds this way today in; pink, orange, gray and olive as well.

Materials:

 

 

FOTW- Korn's Scud
Step #1: Start thread behind eye and build a thread base one eye long.

FOTW- Korn's Scud
Step #2: Tie in wire and return thread wraps to the starting point.

FOTW- Korn's Scud
Step #3: Add a drop of head cement.

FOTW- Korn's Scud
Step #4: Wrap wire four turns forward.

FOTW- Korn's Scud
Step #5: Then wrap a second layer of wire on top of first with three turns.

FOTW- Korn's Scud
Step #6: Tie off wire and run it back to the bend f the hook for use as the rib. Keep the wire on the side/bottom of hook with neat touching turns of thread and tie in the scud back material.

FOTW- Korn's Scud
Step #7: place loose dubbing on a waxed thread.

FOTW- Korn's Scud
Step #8: Wrap dubbing forward.

FOTW- Korn's Scud
Step#9: Pull scud back forward and tie off behind wire bead.

FOTW- Korn's Scud
Step #10: Rib fly, tie off and helicopter wire off.

FOTW- Korn's Scud
Step #11: Brush out the fly.

FOTW- Korn's Scud
Step #12: Trim legs to hook gape, and any stray guard hairs.

FOTW- Korn's Scud
Top view

FOTW- Korn's Scud
Completed Korn's Wire Head Scud

About me:

The great outdoors have always been a driving force in my life. I stumbled into fly fishing by going to a fly tying demonstration and was totally captivated by it. It wasn't long before I was casting and presenting my own hand tied flies to the local brown trout. These days you'll find me fly fishing our inland trout streams and tributaries in my home state of New York or in Yellowstone Country. I enjoy both the artistic skills of fly tying as well as the technical challenges of bringing the fish to hand. Fly fishing Yellowstone National Park and its surrounding waters has long been a dream of mine, not wanting to just visit the area but to find a way to truly participate and experience it through fly fishing. As a past fly fishing guide and current fly tyer for Parks' Fly Shop in Gardiner Montana, I have found the pathway to realize my dream. Please check out my blog at:
http://55 onthefly.blogspot.com/ Doug, a.k.a. 55dougie

For more great info, check out:

Fly Tying Terms

Beginning Fly Tying | Intermediate Fly Tying | Advanced Fly Tying.

Comment on this article

Archive of Fly Of The Week


[ HOME ]

[ Search ] [ Contact FAOL ] [ Media Kit ]

FlyAnglersOnline.com © Notice