Tailwater Sowbug Fly

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Large tailwater rivers to skinny limestone streams, the Tailwater Sowbug Fly catches fish anywhere these freshwater crustaceans are found. An important part of the trout’s diet, sowbugs are freshwater crustaceans that usually live in watercress or other types of vegetation and look like the pillbugs that are often found under rocks or in your garden. The Tailwater Sowbug Fly is an excellent imitation for sowbugs, scuds, and even some small cranefly larva. 


A simple fly, the Tailwater Sowbug Fly has a body of picked-out dubbing, wire ribbing for durability and to give the segmented appearance of a sowbug, and is finished with a red thread head. The Tailwater Sowbug Fly can be fished any day of the year and should be fished like any other nymph--that is on a tight line, under an indicator, or as a part of a multi-nymph setup. Carry it in a few different colors in sizes 14-18 so that you can really dial in your presentation, and you’ll quickly find that the Tailwater Sowbug is a necessary element to any nymphing box. 


Colors Available:

Orange, Pink, Rainbow, Light Olive


Sizes Available:

16, 18, 14


Due to the handmade nature of this product, the product you receive may vary from the photos. Please note that flies that are not individually packaged are not returnable.


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