by Fox Statler
Foxs Tan Mudbug
#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: Red, 8/0 Uni-Thread.
Back & Tail: Tan, Swiss Straw.
Antennae: 2 Mini (#0), Speckled Tan, 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 Natural Pheasant.
Eyes: Gold, 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: Brown, Sparkle Yarn by Spirit River, Inc.
Legs: 4 Medium (#2), Speckled Tan, 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