Silver Gray Mudbug
by Fox Statler
Foxs Silver Gray Mudbug
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: Light Blue, 8/0 Uni-Thread.
Back & Tail: Silver Gray, Swiss Straw.
Antennae: 2 Mini (#0), Speckled Gray, Centipede Legs by Montana Fly Co. about
3-inches long or one strand cut in half.
Pinchers: 2 made from the Gray tipped feathers below the church-window
feathers on the back of a Natural Pheasant.
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: White, Sparkle Yarn by Spirit River, Inc.
Legs: 4 Medium (#2), Speckled Gray, 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