Posts Tagged ‘sculpin pattern

08
Jan
12

Fly Tying: Brown Muddler Minnow

The Brown Muddler Minnow is a quite a bit different than the original, traditional Muddler Minnow pattern. There is no turkey feather fiber tail or wing and no gold tinsel abdomen. I like the subtle colors above.

The hook is a size 6, 3 xl hook. I use a little heavier thread (brown 6/0) because of the spinning deer hair. The tail is several clumps of furnace hackle barbs pulled from the quill. I used a single strand of brown wool from a tri-lobal yarn I bought at a yarn shop. You could dub this as well.

I tied in a wing of paired furnace hackle tips with the dark sides out (remember each hackle as a lighter side/underside and a darker side/outer side). I then tie in a clump of dyed brown deer hair and gently pull to encourage it to spin around the shank and create a deer hair shroud around the body of the fly. I then add another clump, shorter, to the head and spin the clump. I then tie off the thread without smashing down the hair and then trim the head to a blunt head to help displace water in a turbulent manner (rather than arrow shaped). Spinning deer hair

09
Nov
11

Fly Tying: Helmet Head Sculpin Pattetn

This is a nice sculpin pattern highlighting a few interesting materials used in the construction of the pattern. Shape/profile and movement are enhanced. The video speeds up at points to expedite the more tedious portions. If you miss a stage then ‘re-wind’. Nice work…. Helmet Head @ Catching Shadows     c/o  Agitated Angler.          

                                                                                

Helmet Sculpin @ FlyMenFishingCompany.Org

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16
Oct
10

Fly Tying: Kelly Galloup’s Zoo Cougar

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

 

http://flyaddicts.com/40rivers/2009/05/01/i-heart-streamers/

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

08
Jun
10

Fly Tying: Articulated Winter Sculpin (Tutorial)

WINTER ARTICULATED SCULPIN

TORRENT SCULPIN SPECIES & HABITAT

12
Mar
09

Sculpzilla for Smallmouth Bass or Brown Trout

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.

Sculpzilla

Sculpzilla

 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.

 http://www.charliesflyboxinc.com/flybox/print.cfm?parentID=153

 




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