Okay, the weather is nasty today and I just went shopping for a party of my fishing pals and their wives and I take a break......I'm going over an older copy of Fly Fisherman from my vast library (a stack of mags on the back of the toilet in my guest bathroom) and I'm reading a cool article on fishing for searuns in Puget Sound (my wife is convinced I'm physiologically unable to answer nature's call without a fishing magazine in my paws) and they are talking about sculpin patterns for searuns. I've never tried these in the salt using the dumbest "logic" on earth. Of course I have woolhead sculpins, the usual muddler variations and others for rivers but I never gave one thought to trying them in saltwater My stupid, non-scientific reasoning was that sculpins must surely be on the bottom of the list of snack items a searun would want to eat. Kind of like the searun's version of liver and brussel sprouts. I figured salmon fry, candlefish, shrimp patterns etc have no barbs, taste great, are less filling, are easy to swallow without giving the searun a sore throat or choking it if it goes down weird and would just be more palatable. :thumb: Duuuhhhhhh......I think I hafta raid my freshwater boxes the next time I go out!!!! I may have been missing the boat by lacking something else they like to grab !!!!!! At the very least I'll tie one on the leader of my searun-chasing pal (me teaching him to flyfish the salt is like the nearsighted leading the blind) and see how he does. He is my favorite lab rat....so I'm going to experiment next time out!!!