While fishing at Taneycomo, I met three men from Idaho.  They using using scud flies with a variation.  The first one had a red glass bead head and the sizes were 20, 22, 24.  The other fly had  a red glass bead mid body and the hook sizes were larger 14, 16, 18.



  • Hook: Tiemco TMC2499SP-BL or TMC 2487
  • Hook Size: 18, 20, 22, 24
  • Head: Killer Caddis Glass Bead MDG Ruby
  • Body: Gray, Olive, or Brown Super Fine Dubbing – colors to match stream’s scuds
  • Thread: Uni-Thread or UTC 8/0, to match dubbing

Fishing Instructions: Dead Drift with Strike indicator