[Video] Hunchback Scud by Hans Stephenson

Hans Stephenson of Dakota Angler & Outfitter demonstrates how to tie a Hunchback Scud, a Michael McLellan fly pattern, in this fly tying video. The Hunchback Scud features an excellent profile and is weighted enough to get down deep. The Hunchback Scud is pretty easy to tie, once you get that little lead wedge secured.

Material List

Hook: Daiichi 1150 size 12 – 18
Thread: UTC 70
Hunchback: Twist-On Line Sinker (lead), cut to shape
Shellback: Scud Back
Ribbing: Ultra Wire (or 5X tippet)
Body: Ice Dub UV Shrimp Pink


About the Author Ken Sperry

Ken is an avid fisherman of 40+ years who loves to explore and find new places to fish. He created DIY Fly Fishing to help you do the same.

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laxgoal006 says

Hey thanks a lot, your videos are easy to tie to!!!

TheZemenar says

I like a 14,might try a 16.

hansrcsd says

I use bigger scuds than some folks. My go to sizes are 12’s and 14’s.

TheZemenar says

What size hook do you prefer?