Last year I was fishing (without luck) at the glenmore reservoir Calgary, it’s a beautiful place surrounded by trees and with a nice clear water. I have been told that trouts down there are huge. That day were about ten people fishing and trust me, no one have at least a bite and two o three people that I asked about how the fishing was, told me: nothing! Is my first time here.
While I was fishing at the shore I saw a small animal in the water. I called it animal, but really was a scud, what happen is that i had no clue at all about them. I took a stone from the bottom of the the water. About 20 of these “animals” started swimming like crazy. I took one and I tried to hook it but it was too small that i can barely take it with my fingers.
Now, I have tied the scuds…wow I really think it will work without problem. The book says that you can find it at weedy streams or stillwaters, tie it in olive-brown, tan, orange and even pink. I think pink works really good imitating shrimp and trout loves shrimp.
For the overbody, you can either use scud back or a plastic strip. You can get scud back at the fly shops, they came in different color and size, the one I have is maybe too wide. Plastic strips, you can use a empty plastic back, a ziploc is perfect, the good thing about, you can cut it any size you want and is cheaper!
I’m moving along the nymphs, this is the last one so far, now come the wet flies.