HOOK: Size 10, Tiemco 3769, or equivalent nymph hook
THREAD: 6/0, dark olive
WEIGHT: 5-10 wraps of lead or copper wire
BODY: Ligas or other synthetic dubbing, light olive or a blend of olive and gray
For detailed instructions on fishing this pattern, see The Scud Factor post.
- Hook: Size 12 to 16, 2x long nymph hook
- Thread: 6/0 black
- Tail: brown saddle hackle or mallard flank
- Body: Peacock herl
- Hackle: Brown saddle hackle
- Wing: Mallard flank
Fish it dry, fish it wet, or fish as an emerger, the DMc Brown Hackle Peacock, along with my Buzzcut Scud, live at the top of my freshwater nymph box. When trout are taking emerging nymphs just below the surface, whether they are mayflies, midges or caddis, this is the fly that you want.