This sculpin was not the best of the bunch but you get the idea. This one also had one of the retarded fins.
The reason for the yellow fore belley is because as a sculpin matures, usually in somer and fall, it's belly turn yellow to sometimes orange in color. It also acts as a strike inhanser. Anyway it works quite well for SRCs and has been known to take staging king salmon when tied with an all yellow or orange belly. Also this pattern will catch browns and rainbows in rivers. Also can be tied weighted if tied hook up so the fly will lie on the bottom.
Hook: TMC 300 6x long
Body: rear 1/3 of hook tan, brown or olive chenille
middle 1/3 hook yellow or orange chenille
Rib: small gold wire
Wing: 4 barred hen back feather olive or brown
olive or brown ram's wool
Gills: red floss
Fins: olive or brown partridge feathers
Head: Ram's Wool olive or brown
Tie in rib and tan chenille. Wrap chenille 1/3 up hook, tie down. Then tie yellow chenille 1/3 mor up the hook. Tie in hen feathers matuka style. sucure with wire. Cement. Tie in gills (take red floss, wrap around finger 6 times, cut, tie in loops on side of hook, cut short, then tie on the other side with remainder of floss loops, cut short). Cement. Tie in partridge fins facing out. Cement. Tie in rams wool for top of wing. Tie in wool for the head, making sure it flares out. Continue forward until eye is reached. Tie off. Trim wool into shape of a sculpin head. Cement thread.
#1 3-7-04 6:39pm
This one is really cool. it looks to complex for me though. nice job.