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#1 Camo Clad Warrior

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 09:53 PM

Looking to add some smaller sculpin patterns to the box. Looking for smaller patterns with a single hook point. I have seen the sculpzilla patterns but what else is out there?

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#2 Rocco

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 01:01 AM

Most sculpin patterns for trout up unitil a few years ago when big, segmented models with tandem hooks became fairly common were tied on single hooks. By reducing hook size -- down to 8, maybe 10 -- and materials proportionately, any of them will suit your needs. 

 

Or,  just start with maribou or a rabbit strip back and tail in brown/olive/tran; an off white belly made of some synthetic; some pec fins made of small wing shoulder featehrs; and finish the final third of the shank with a bulky sculpin wool or other synthetic head in a dubbing loop to match the rest of the color scheme. Trmi the head into a V shape and mottle the top of the fly with a black magic marker. Weight it with a split shot on the leader at its nose and add water. 

 

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#3 Camo Clad Warrior

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 10:20 AM

Thanks for the help. I was thinking of maybe playing with some of the sculpin helmets that are on the market.


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#4 Rocco

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 02:00 PM

That will work too.  There is a simple sculpin pattern that would lend itself to downsizing that uses a rabbit strip for a back and tail, two short sections of rabbit strips for side fins and a body made of dubbing of your choice. The smaller size helmet heads  would finish it off. 

 

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#5 Lesg

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Posted 29 September 2017 - 04:25 PM

The Muddler was the original sculpin pattern. You can tie them in any size that you like.

 

 

                                               Les

P.S. They do really work well when fished on the bottom.



#6 vicente

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 11:55 PM

Gp flyfisherman did some really cool sculpin buggers for the bugger swap he may have some better pictures off them http://d3nh6es96whrr...-1488139125.jpg

#7 Hazathor

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Posted 10 October 2017 - 01:17 PM

I've been a big fan of Charlie Craven's Gonga. Step-by-step here. I posted my take on the articulated version in the October flies thread. 

 

I've also enjoyed tying Fly Fish Food's El Sculpito & Silent Bob.


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