Thursday, November 8, 2012

Featured Fly - Do It All Sculpin

Going back to the beginning of Keeping it Simple, here is an awesome sculpin pattern that is pretty quick to tie and works well for everything. I will be swinging these this weekend on the Salmon River, and the Pere Marquette in a couple weeks. Steelhead, Trout, and Bass all love sculpins, so thats how this pattern got its name. Tie a couple up, whether you are headed to Penn's Creek or the Salmon River these little guys should be in your box.

Tube: Pro Tube - Flexitube - Med
Thread: UNI Thread 6/0 - Brown
Tail: Rabbit Zonker - Olive 
Under Body: Ice Dub - Olive 
Throat: Ice Dub - UV Red 
Legs: Hareline Sili Legs
Collar: Guinea Feathers - Fl. Orange
Head: EP Tarantula Hairy Legs Brush 1" length 

Step 1: Slide on Drop Weight (optional), start your thread base at junction.

Step 2: Tie in the rabbit strip, adjusting to the length you want it to be.

Step 3: Dub the body, moving forward about a 1/2 inch. Slide drop weight to meet ice dub (optional)

Step 4:  Dub over drop weight.

Step 5: Center Tie in a clump of red ice dub for the throat.

Step 6: Bring the rabbit forward, tying it off right over the throat.

Step 7: Tie in 2 rubber legs, ends first, then a Guinea feather, tip first.

Step 8: Wrap the Guinea feather until you get to the marabou part of the feather.

Step 9: Tie in the EP Brush/

Step 10: Wrap the brush 2 or 3 times, picking it out each wrap. This will help make a larger, fuller head

Step 11: Whip Finish.

Step 12:  Cut the excess tube from the front and gently burn the tube.


Tube Sculpin


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