Sow Bug

Fly Name
Hook 14-22
Thread black
Wings none
Tails none
Body dubbing, Flash-a-Bou, tinsel, and fine wire
Hackle none

Sow Bug

Sow Bug

Wrap thread onto the hook shank from about 1mm behind the eye to the start of the hook bend. Attach fine wire and about 4 strands of Flash-a-Bou with 5 tight wraps.

Sow Bug

Wax thread with a light coat of wonder wax. Apply a thin amount of dubbing. Spread dubbing fibers out evenly on thread. Twist dubbing evenly on thread with thumb and forefinger.

Wrap dubbed thread evenly forward to the front end of the body. Tie off with 3 to 5 tight wraps.

Note: it is common to either over or underestimate the dubbing amount. It is easy to add more dubbing or pinch off excess dubbing.

Sow Bug

Fold Flash-a-Bou over the top of body and secure with 5 tight wraps. Evenly rib body with wire and secure with 5 tight wraps. Cut off excesses.

Sow Bug

Whip finish head with 4 to 8 turns. Pull tag end firmly and cut off excess thread. Place a drop of head cement on knot.

Take bobkin needle and pick out dubbing so it protrudes laterally away from body.


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