Scuds were a very popular pattern with my customers in the days when I tied to order, so it seemed to be a reasonable step to re-introduce them in a ready-made version tied exactly as I used to do them myself. I have had them reproduced in all the best colours that we found to be most effective at catching lots of pike from all kinds of venues. These flies dance like jigs when used with a typical snatch/strip retrieve, and you can fish them at any depth according to which density of line you are using. If you use a floating line you can bounce them up and down off the bottom in shallow-ish water, or you can strip them over submerged weedbeds and let them sink into the holes to tempt hiding pike to strike. We have caught hundreds of pike with these so we know they work anywhere.