Scruffy Buggy Trout Nymph

Scruffy Buggy Trout Nymph is a simple and effective fly for trout fishing. Represent in a general way trout food like caddis larvae, stonefly nymphs.

Tying recipe:

  • Curved caddis hook Demmon G602 #12
  • Thread black easy to split
  • Body made of squirrel dubbing in black and natural mixed
  • Body: dubbing fixed in split thread
  • Ribbing: UV Ribbing fiber- purple color
  • Second ribbing: thin red wire
  • tungsten bead in gold

15 years ago this scruffy nymph was my favourite for trout and I always enjoy using it. After learning and developing my tying skills I started to tie more complicated flies and I forgot my old and trusty trout nymphs. Scruffy Buggy trout nymph is one of them.

Making clean in my fly boxes with trout and grayling nymphs I found an old selection of flies. I was very happy to discover this model. Immediately I started to tie a few because next season they will swim for sure 🙂

By the way, the old version is bellow, that one from top is an improved version. We will see what fish says 🙂

In that time I used to pick the guard fur directly from tanned skin. Doing that the dubbing was more spiky and appealing ( at least for me ). I don’t really know what fish says about that but I had plenty of trout with this nymph

As you can see the old fly has a buggier look that first one but I don’t think that really matter. What I recommend to you is to tie it because is really simple and effective.

For sure I will make some 🙂

  • Antonio
    November 18, 2019

    Oh how the trout enjoy the simple flies a lot of the time.

    Are you using split thread for the dubbing to get the scruffy effect ?

    • Lucian Vasies
      November 19, 2019

      Hi Antonio,
      I’m glad that you like it. Yes, the effect was obtained using the split thread. I think is the most easy way to tie a trout nymph and to be so effective in the same time. Not too many materials, not fancy hot spots or backs 🙂

  • Antonio
    November 19, 2019

    Nice and easy. Going to give these a tie. Thanks !

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