a white fire hydrant with a red ribbon on it

Ray Charles Sow Bug


Regular price$2.49
Shipping calculated at checkout.

  • In stock, ready to ship
  • Backordered: Allow 2-3 Extra Days For Shipping
  • Free Shipping For Continental USA Orders Over $50.00*

The Ray Charles is an excellent imitation for a sow bug. The pattern originated as a guide fly on Montana tail waters. As the story goes, when one of the guide clients asked where the fly name originated; the guide responded because even a blind man can catch fish with this fly.

When using the Ray Charles Sow Bug, it's essential to understand the feeding habits of the fish in your target area. Sowbugs are often found in slow-moving or still waters, such as tailwaters and spring creeks. They are a year-round food source, making this fly a dependable choice for various seasons.

To fish with the Ray Charles Sow Bug, start by presenting it near the riverbed or lake bottom where sowbugs are typically found. Employ a nymphing technique, allowing the fly to drift naturally with the current. Use short, intermittent strips to mimic the subtle movement of these aquatic crustaceans.

The gray coloration of this pattern closely resembles the natural appearance of sowbugs, making it highly effective in fooling trout and other fish species. Whether you're fishing in clear or murky waters, the Ray Charles Sow Bug can be a go-to fly for imitating sowbugs and enticing fish in different water conditions.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Jackson Hole Fly Company Free Shipping Options

Free Shipping

We offer free domestic shipping on all orders over $50 so you can get everything you need for your next fly fishing adventure. Not available for Hawaii or Alaska.

Jackson Hole Fly Company Return Policy

Easy Returns

We offer returns on unused items for a full refund (minus shipping) for 30 days after your purchase. Feel safe knowing you can get exactly what you need. Learn More

Jackson Hole Fly Company Customer Service

Here To Help

Click the chat button on the left of your screen to immediately be connected with our customer support staff, or send an email or give us a call. We want to hear from you!

You may also like