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12-27-2004 04:21 PM
steelmaniac not too shabby
12-26-2004 05:51 PM
flyjkol Here are my two favorite sculpin patterns:

a wool head maktuka using a hen ringneck saddle
& an olive deerhair zonker

both flies have a light cahill dubbed body and rooster ringneck fins
12-19-2004 02:46 AM
steelmaniac opps here it is
12-19-2004 02:43 AM
steelmaniac Here's the one that I managed to tie up and wait to use once i get back to the states.
12-19-2004 02:22 AM
steelmaniac hey peter those flies look like they are half bonefish half steelhead nice tie non the less
12-13-2004 09:42 PM
Youngpatawan Hey Gillie What about a Double Bunny Sculpin?
12-13-2004 07:03 PM
head turner

The fly of mine that topwater posted isn't exactly a sculpin, it's kind of a cross between a sculpin and a giant esl. We have started calling it the "head turner" and it has been an awsome fly for us the last couple of years. I'll see if I can round up some sculpins and get pic posted. BTW the picture is actual size approx. 4-5 in.
12-12-2004 08:58 PM
peter-s-c Bigger? Uglier? Don't know if I could stomach that. These are pretty big & bad already.

Got plans for the next variant but I need to get some extra materials. I'm trying to get not only the profile right, but also the wobbly swimming style of the sculpin. Figure that this back & forth wobble should set off some good lateral line vibes.
12-12-2004 07:34 PM
removed_by_request Peter,

nice ties, make em bigger and uglier . Kevin F. calls them biggg uglies for a reason.

they really move fish, for grins tie up some zoo cougars. those babies work also, real pain to cast but they move big michigan fish.
12-12-2004 11:14 AM
peter-s-c This thread has made me get off the couch and tie up some attempts at a clouser sculpin. Our sculpins tend to be tan and brown so this pattern tries to mimic their blotchiness. I don't have any sculpin wool so the head was dubbed out of hare's ear and geinger SLF -- pretty crappy but it will do for now. The fins don't really work that well so I'll have to search for some better grizzly and tan saddle hackle. The next one will have tan and grizzly chickabou palmered over the body to fill that out.

and here's the second one sans marabou tail and with palmered tan & grizzly chickabou plus a better head made out of yarn (need a better colour though).

Improved the fins by using two crappy saddle hackles then tying them with figure-8s to clump them to the sides.
12-11-2004 06:19 PM
topwater twohand,
now that you mention it, it does. i had forgotten about the fly you had given me that day. hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip. for the life of me, i cannot remember how i did the rest of that day. i remember being pleased getting that one fish in the run we shared... due to the number of people on the river.

btw, your sculpin pattern is classes above my simple rabbit thing. in fact, i think others should see it.

chris (the fly pictured is twohanded's)
12-11-2004 02:52 PM

Topwater, That sculpin looks a lot like a sculpin that someone may have givin you on the Catt. BTw did you have any success after we talked?
11-29-2004 09:39 AM
juro Here's my original steelhead sculpin pattern:

Click image for recipe; also works well in natural, purple, olive, etc.

This fly has done the deed for many years and is adopted by many friends, thus it has earned it's place in the box for sure.
11-29-2004 08:42 AM
topwater i've been playing with sculpin like patterns while in new york. i like simple patterns because i just am not that into tying. i think the flies i fish have the profile and movement to mimic a sculpin (at least close enough). they seem to work, and the fish seem to really eat them.

i tie them on a plastic tube (freshwater ones... thinner diameter). weighted with the visible cone and 5-6 wraps of .30 lead beneath the palmered straight cut rabbit. the rabbit colors i have had the best luck with are olive grizzly (shown) and plain grizzly.

the dubbing is just white lite-brite mixed with silver angel-hair. the collar is grizzly hen hackle.

i like the emulator fly, but don't have all the materials... i'm planning on playing with some different materials to speed things up and save me trips to the fly shop for materials.

11-26-2004 07:25 PM
sculpins in the Rogue!

Yeah baby!,,and they ,the sculpins spawn in spring=active=and Winter's are this far up and moving fast to the redds,,,bait guys have told of winter steel stuffed with them,,as well as one guy who said the same about summer steel,,in fact,one guy cought a sculpin on a worm,!!!,springtime,,,this is an interesting thread for me, ,,i'm going to go look for a magazine i bought this spring==sculpin patterns,,,and info about these little `devilfish'-----------------------------O-K,,,march 04 issue of flyfisherman magazine has patterns,,i've honestly never tryed to log onto their site but they say you can ,and info is there,they say!,,,a timely thread lads!,,,
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