Tuesday 25th November 2014,
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How To Tie Osrtich Herl Scud

Osrtich Herl Scud

Ostrich Herl Scud

Recipe:
Hook: 2457 TMC size 14-18
Thread: Uni-thread 6/0 color to match body
Body: Ostrich herl (one strand)
Head: Red thread head

Step 1.

This fly is very simple to tie but the results are amazing. All you need is three strands of ostrich herl. You can use any color you want. The common colors for these rivers are gray, olive, and tan. Start the thread in the front and cut the thread tag off.

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Step 2.

Now dub a small body of dubbing up to the eye.

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Step 3.

Wrap the herl up to the eye. Make sure your wraps are side by side.

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Step 4.

Grab some curved scissors and cut the whole back along the shank. If you cut to close you will cut the stem and it will come apart. So pay attention to your cut.

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If you notice after you cut the back of the stem, it will give off a segmentated look to the fly.

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