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Old 05-26-2005, 11:11 AM
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Scuds definitely turn an orange/amber color when they are dead or dying, and that IMO is why that particular color is so great for scud flies. The fish seem to key in on it sometimes because they don't have to expend extra energy to chase down something that might swim away.

FWIW, here in New England I have only seen scuds in areas with weed beds. I'm sure that there are many exceptions to this, but that seems to be where they might proliferate.
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