kind of self-explanatory, right? We seem to have some impressive thread-wrappers that lurk around this board. let's try to keep your "first booger" posts at a minimum.
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By P-A
#204487
I didnt find a thread like these so i thought it
ought to be one. Here in Sweden the trouts are
big on sculpins and in some rivers its my number
one fly fishing for the big ones.
Here is my version of "Arves Simpa" and it has
got the trigger point of a good sculpin pattern aka Big flat head, Pectoral fins and some waggle tail stuff.
What do you US guys use ?
:cool :cool
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By Rhyacophila
#204492
Thats a fine specimen P-A.

All the right features, in an apparently simple tie. :cool
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By Sagittarius62
#204524
Pretty much the same as that. I use sparkle braid for the body, and don't bother with the pectorals. I use these smallie fishing in flowing water quite a bit. I have often wondered if they are taken as a sculpin or a generic baitfish. Most sculpins sit relatively motionless on the bottom. The footage I have seen of bass eating sculpins, show them attacking when the little guy makes a quick move across the bottom. In flowing water, even with a full sink line, and weight added, this is a tough presentation to replicate. Not saying it doesn't catch fish, because they are an effective fly, but are we just fooling ourselves?
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By P-A
#204537
Rhyacophila wrote:Thats a fine specimen P-A.

All the right features, in an apparently simple tie. :cool
Glad you like it mate, its a easy tie and it surfs on the pecfins
when the tungsten sheets are given its proper placing.
P-A :cool
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By P-A
#204539
Sagittarius62 wrote:Pretty much the same as that. I use sparkle braid for the body, and don't bother with the pectorals. I use these smallie fishing in flowing water quite a bit. I have often wondered if they are taken as a sculpin or a generic baitfish. Most sculpins sit relatively motionless on the bottom. The footage I have seen of bass eating sculpins, show them attacking when the little guy makes a quick move across the bottom. In flowing water, even with a full sink line, and weight added, this is a tough presentation to replicate. Not saying it doesn't catch fish, because they are an effective fly, but are we just fooling ourselves?
I have found that trout wont attact this fly as often if
i remove the pectoral fins, so i beleive they take it as a
sculpin. Its quite alot of tungsten on that fly and i usually
fish it with a floating line upstream and let i wirl behind
stones like a czeck nymph. Looks like a small sculpin swimming
in the currents and then getting riped away by the current.
P-A
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By Sagittarius62
#204561
Sounds like good logic to me. Nice looking deer hair work too by the way. Mine tend to look like they went through a document shredder.
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By P-A
#204570
Glad you saw the logics i was getting worried if i wasnt thinking straight.
I know that fly produce nice fish, but what the fish are thinking we
cant know jack shit about so my words are just theoretical justifications
of why the fly works.
Cheers mate
:cool :cool
By Dave M
#204584
P-A wrote:" and it has
got the trigger point of a good sculpin pattern aka Big flat head, Pectoral fins and some waggle tail stuff.
What do you US guys use ?
:cool :cool

Pretty similar...but I substitute wool for the deer hair on the head. :cool (Nice tie, by the way).

Dave M
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By P-A
#204613
Sagittarius62 wrote:Here is an example. It has been through the paper shredder, but not the fish shredder.

Image

Looks like a fly that would get some attention up here also.
It will surely push a lot of water and thats good when you want
a good sculpin head. Dont worry about the paper shreader it
looks good to me.
:cool
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By P-A
#204614
Dave M wrote:
P-A wrote:" and it has
got the trigger point of a good sculpin pattern aka Big flat head, Pectoral fins and some waggle tail stuff.
What do you US guys use ?
:cool :cool

Pretty similar...but I substitute wool for the deer hair on the head. :cool (Nice tie, by the way).

Dave M
Thanks Dave, do you use standard wool or sheep fleece?
show us some pics mate!!
:needs_pics
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By Rhyacophila
#204640
I use dyed wool, dont know what kind it is, but like the final outcome.
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The fish like it too.

Only drawback is the amount of water it holds with the wool and palmered zonker.
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