Recently I walked along the shallows of a river and noticed Sculpins scurrying to safety. They were at most 3″. I had not recently considered Sculpins as an offering. Just why do I forget about streamers for Rainbow trout, when it is a primary inciter for Steelhead? For rainbow trout, I seem to have a blind spot. This is a good pattern…the Zoo Cougar, to use. This may be a darn good pattern to swing along the bottom and back this Fall/Winter…and for Browns (as a chub) on my favorite lakes.


Zoo Cougar @ Fly Addicts

Sculpin Pattern: Zoo Cougar. Excellent tutorial on not only the fly at hand, but over all good tips. I couldn’t get it to load in video format so here is link.

Kelly Galloup’s Zoo Cougar