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  1. Sculpin streamers are some of the more common and effective streamer patterns for trout. This one utilizes the fish skull heads to make a simple and yet effective streamer pattern for trout. Sculpin typically like to hang out near the bottom. This fly is heavy enough to stay deep even in faster moving water. Most flies though when fished deep like this tend to get hung up on rocks or other debris on the bottom, but this fly swims hook point up, and will help keep from getting snagged as often. Being so easy to tie, you can tie quite a few for your box each time you go out fishing, so you won't be without a good sculpin pattern. I fancied it up a little with a hook wrap and dubbing, but that is not necessary. You can tie it with just the hook, fish skull head, and rabbit zonkers and still have a very effective fly. http://youtu.be/-1yDIcxwDVg Hook: Gamakatsu B10S in size 1/0 Thread: UTC Ultra Thread 140 in dark olive Tail: Barred Olive Rabbit Zonker Strip Hook Wrap: Tinsel Twist Belly: Yellow Kraken Dubbing Collar: Barred Olive Rabbit Zonker Strip Head: Fish Skull Sculpin Head
  2. Sculpin are a very popular food source for trout, specifically steelhead and large brown trout. Basically any trout that has become predatory seeking out baitfish for food. They also work very effectively for smallmouth bass in rivers where there are sculpin. A very popular fly called the "sculpzilla" is one of the most effective streamer flies for big trout on large river systems where casting to shore and quick retrieves are key. Usually these are either swung in the current, dead drifted so it bounces off rocks and debris on the bottom, or quick retrieves to gain a reaction strike. I took some of the techniques of tying the sculpzilla, and added a little extra to make a fly I am going to call the Sculpenstein. Its sort of a sculpin, sorta a "thing" kinda like Frankenstein. This fly is awesome, and has lots of movement. It also rides hook point up which was something very important for me. The fish scull heads really do keep the fly from turning over, and being hook point up means it will be almost snag free. Hook: Gamakatsu B10s - Size 2 Thread: UTC Ultra Thread 140 - Dark Olive Tail: Magnum Rabbit Zonker - Olive Flash: Gold Crystal Flash & Black Holographic Flashabou Gill: Polar Chanille - Red Collar: Blood Quill Marabou Feather - Olive Weight: Fish Scull Head - Small/Medium in Brown
  3. This fly is made to mimic a sculpin. Sculpins are a common food source for large trout and other large predatory fish in lakes and rivers. These fish have fat heads and drastically tapered bodies with very small tails. They tend to stay close to the bottom, which is why this fly has lots of weight to keep it down. Also, I made this fly to sit hook point up, which will help keep it from snagging on the bottom. Hook: Gamakatsu SS15 - size 1/0 Thread: Danville's 210 waxed - Bright orange Fins: Partridge tail feather Body Wrap: Cactus chenille - Orange Body Material: Magnum Rabbit Zonker Strip - Orange or tan Back Material: Bull Frog Dubbin - Amber --- Mixed with Starburst Dubbing - Light orange Eyes: 3D eyes - 4mm - Gold Head Cement: Hard as hull Eye Adhesive: Fletch tite Weight: Lead wire - 0.015 size -- Cone head: 6mm
  4. I've been messing around tying some of Kelly Galloup Style Articulated flies. Here is my Sex Dungeon fly. Just deer hair, lead eyes, cactus chenille, marabou, hackle, b10s hook for front, and 3x streamer hook in the back!
  5. Heavy-handed Tactics Hook - Daiichi Alec Jackson Heavy Wire Spey Hook/Model 2061/Size 8 Thread - 8/0 UNI-Thread (Red) Front Hackle - Soft Schlappen Hackle (Furnace) - Tyed in facing out over the eye of the hook Body Hackle - Indian Hen Hackle (Furnace) - Stripped on one side and tyed in over the eye of the hook Front Body (Thorax) - Chopped Wool Yarn Dubbing (Red) Rear Body (Abdomen) - Pheasant Tail Fibers (Natural) - The butt ends are wrapped from the middle to the rear, then counter wrapped with the tying thread to reinforce the herl. Head - Tying thread whip finish, coated with clear nail polish The name of this fly comes from the heavy hackle collar at the head of the fly. This was an intentional design choice. I wanted to have a pronounced hackle collar at the front of the fly, similar to the head of a muddler minnow, yet somewhat softer. I wanted the profile of the fly to have some bulk, to make it resemble a small sculpin. I have not fished this pattern yet, so I cannot comment on it's effectiveness. The construction of this fly is identical to the flymphs I posted earlier in the year, just on a larger scale. It is hard to see in the photos (poor lighting), but the red front body becomes visible when the hackle moves around. It is intended to present a gimps of red, to imitate the opening and closing of gills. Impressionistic minnow imitation.
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