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This fly first came to my attention by guide George Born while on a trip to the Little Red River in Arkansas. This is his pattern that was developed to imitate the sow bugs in the Little Red. The fly doesn't look like much, hence the name Shitty Fly. We have twice made the trip to the Little Red and found it to always be successful. He recommends the fly be fished in sizes #14 and 16. It can be fished dead drifted, stripped or just swing it.
|Hook:||TMC 2487 scud #14 and #16|
|Thread:||Danville Gray 6/0 Flymaster|
|Bead:||1/8 or 3/32 Silver Brass|
|Weight:||Lead free wire .015 or .020 approximately seven wraps|
|Dubbing:||Wapsi #260 Sowbug|
|Ribbing:||4X Mono (Optional for durability)|