Sowbugs are a staple of Tailwater trout diets and there have been plenty of attempts to mimic these freshwater crustaceans. In our mind Davy Wotton’s Sowbug stands apart from all others, and is our go to pattern when sightfishing to twitchy trophy browns on the White River.
Any fly that can stand up to the scrutiny of low slowwater browns under such demanding conditions is a no-brainer when you are wade or drift nymphing.
Adapt the colors to you local varieties but the gray and tan work so well for us.
Once again a great video from Brian and Jennie at Fly Fishing the Ozarks and thanks to T-Bird for the extra special nail job