Building A Bighorn Fly Box – Part 1 – Scuds, Sowbugs & Worms

Building A Bighorn Fly Box – Part 1 – Scuds, Sowbugs & Worms

February 27, 2012 8:13 am Published by Leave your thoughts

In this 5 part series we will discuss how to build effective fly boxes for fly fishing the Big Horn River.  The first group that we will discuss is scuds, sowbugs and worms.  Scuds, Sowbugs and worms are the mainstay food sources for trout on the Bighorn River.  These calorie rich, protein packed morsels allow the rivers trout to grow big and fight hard. Below is a list of must have patterns when fishing the Bighorn River. Below is a list of some of the best Bighorn River Fly Patterns:

Sowbug Fly Patterns

Ray Charles – Pink, Grey, Tan – 14 – 20
Soft Hackle Ray Charles – Pink, Orange, Grey, Tan, Dead Tan, Dead Gray – 12 – 18
Epoxy Back Sow Bug – Grey, Pink – 14 – 18
Soft Hackle Sowbug – Pink, Tan, Grey – 12 -20
Firebead Soft Hackle Ray Charles – Grey, Pink – 12 – 18

Scud Fly Patterns

Bighorn Scud – Orange, Pink – 12 – 16
Hunchback Scud – Orange, Pink – 12 -16
Sparkle Scud – Pink, Grey 12 – 18

Worm Fly Patterns

Wire Worm – Red – 4 – 8
Two Tone Worm – Red/Brown 10 – 14
San Juan Worm(Chenille Worm) Red, Brown, Tan, Wine – 10 – 14

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