Your favorite sculpin pattern

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by ganglyangler, Jul 26, 2013.

  1. Jack Devlin Active Member

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    Western Washington, Puget Sound area
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    Muddler type patterns still work for me. Then again, I'm old fashioned.
    Jack
  2. Jack Devlin Active Member

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    Jim,
    I am also a fan of the Rolled Muddler and I particularly enjoy tying it as close to the original pattern as possible i.e. the arrow shaped head and the little bit of red thread (gills) showing behind the head.
    An all time great pattern.
    Keep in mind that Tom Murray, the fly's originator, intended the fly to be an imitation of saltwater beach sticklebacks and not sculpin. But, who is to say what a Sea-run sees when it nails one!
    Jack
  3. Sawyer Member

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    So what I'm taking from this is, you don't need a sculpin that will sink to the bottom. And a Muddler minnow on a sinking line would probably do the trick in less than 6 feet of water?
    The other thing is, from what I've read is Chester Allan catches SRC in Muddlers regularly