Monday, June 29, 2015

Featured Fly - The Roaming Sculpin

The Roaming Sculpin is a bottom crawling sculpin that has a lot of movement. There are a few different materials that make this fly up, however there isn't too much of any one material. This helps with profile and movement in the water. Can't wait to try it out of some warmwater predators.

Hook: B10S stinger hook sz. 1 
Thread: Uni Thread 6/0 - olive 
Tail: Rabbit Zonker - Sculpin Olive
Body: UV Polar Chenille - olive and brown 
Collar 1: Rooster Saddle - Olive 
Collar 2: Mallard Flank - Natural 
Legs or Fins: Sili Legs - Barred Olive 
Collar 3: Dubbing Loop of Rabbit - Sculpin Olive 
Head: Sculpin Helmet - Olive

Step 1: Make a thread base to the bend if the hook.

Step 2: Punch the hook through the rabbit zonked and secure it with one thread wrap.

Step 3: Make 2 wraps on the zonker, tie and cut off extra.

Step 4: Tie in 2 contrasting colors if UV Polar Chenille.

Step 5: Wrap 3 or 4 time, palmering forward.

Step 6: Tie in a saddle hackle from the tip.

Step 7: Make about 6 wraps.

Step 8: Tie in the mallard flank feather.

Step 9: Wrap the mallard 4 times.

Step 10: Tie in 3 strands of rubber legs on each side.

Step 11: Make a dubbing loop of rabbit. This should be the same color as the tail.

Step 12: Wrap the loop forward, pulling the fibers back as your wrap.

Step 13: Put a drop of super glue down whip finish and slide the helmet on.

Finished Sculpin Fly

Finished Fly:

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