Sowbug Olive Mudbug
by Fox Statler
Hook: Daiichi #1750, Size 4-8
Body Lead: For #4 hook use 6 wraps of .035 lead wire, #6 hook use 6 wraps
of .030 lead wire, #8 hook use 6 wraps of .025 lead wire.
Thread: Chartreuse, 8/0 Uni-Thread.
Back & Tail: Sowbug Olive, Swiss Straw.
Antennae: 2 Mini (#0), Speckled Olive or Olive, Centipede Legs by Montana Fly Co.
about 3-inches long or one strand cut in half.
Pinchers: 2 made from feathers from the same general area of a Dyed Over Olive
Eyes: Silver, I-Balz by Spirit River, Inc. for #4 hooks use 1/4 inch size, #6 hook
use 3/16 inch size, #8 hook use size 5/32 inch.
Dubbing Yarn: Light Olive, Sparkle Yarn by Spirit River, Inc.
Legs: 4 Medium (#2), Speckled Olive or Olive, Centipede Legs by Montana Fly Co.
about 3-inches long or two strands cut in half.
Go to Fox's article on Mudbugs for tying instructions
Text and photo by Fox Statler, "Mr.
Sowbug" © 2004