Saw this pattern referenced on Oregon FF Blog re Smallmouth on the Umpqua R. It was referenced as a pattern used there, so when I further checked it out, it is a popular Western staple for Smallmouth and Brown Trout as well. I hadn’t paid much attention too it in the past. But the pattern has good lines from the stinger to the color and movement. One good thing about Oregon Fly Fishing Blog, they highlight well beyond the freshwater staples of trout, steelhead and salmon.
Here is the link to a tutorial on how to tie the sculpin pattern. I wonder if a tube fly set up would work as well…of course it would. Anyway..browns, greens, black..the usual elements.