Sculpin Helmet

Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by chrome/22, Mar 4, 2014.

  1. chrome/22 For him there whould always be the riddle of steel

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  2. Stonefish Triploid and Humpy Hater

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    Chromer,
    Those look really good.
    Here are a couple of products I plan to test out this summer.
    SF

    http://www.prosportfisher.com/index.php/flytying-materials/heads-attractors/pro-softheads

    Might try some of these as well to be able to get bigger eyes on baitfish patterns.
    http://www.anglersworkshop.com/flat-eyes.html
    These eyes would look pretty good stuck on those flat-eyes.
    http://www.anglersworkshop.com/fly-tying/materials/beads/fishize.html
    http://www.anglersworkshop.com/fly-tying/materials/beads/oval-pupil-3-d-eyes.html
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  3. Jason Rolfe Wanderer

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    Ahh! I've been wondering where I might find those flat eyes. Very cool. I received a package of steelhead rabbit strip flies tied with those, and I really like the sleekness of the profile. Both of those look like they would be fun to play around with.
  4. golfman44 Coho Queen

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    I was literally just talking about these flies today haha. I've fished a few of them on the yak, and they absolutely crush. My favorite sculpin by far. They ride shank up so you can tick the bottom like real sculpins and not worry about snagging. I just swing them and give it a little small strip (and then release the line so its back on tension) to let it wiggle a bit more. Right after that strip (~1 inch of line, really really small) is when I get the most hits.


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  5. Dipnet aka Tim Hartman

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    I've seen those sculpin helmets and thought about pickin' some up to play with. Those flat eyes look kinda intriguing also!

    Hey, the wife spent an hour getting her nails done this afternoon (I don't ever ask how much that costs!). About time for me to get a few more tying materials, right?
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  6. Jeff Dodd Active Member

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    I bought these Ted's last week and have tied a couple flies so far. they are nice and I will fish then Sunday if the fry are not in numbers.

    I am not yet use to the size of the fish skulls. I prefer a bead or epoxy head, but for the sculpin, it might do the trick, nice flat wide head.

    Stonefish - Thank you for the links. The soft head product is what I was thinking of when I tied the sculpin pattern.

    Jeff
  7. Tacoma Red Active Member

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    The head also comes as a clear plastic. I have some, can't remember name nor have I tied them yet.
  8. Steve Knapp Beach Bum

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    I used the sculpin helmets for SRC in the salt a couple years ago, and they worked great, but they are a bear to cast. My 6's were struggling to throw them, but I kept at it because they really produce and sink like a rock. Roger was using them on tubes as well.
  9. Jay C Member

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    Sounds like they may work for ling cod flies. What size do they come in?