SBS Shenk's Sculpin (modified) SBS

ScottP

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Simplified version of Ed Shenk's pattern; the twisted marabou body is a lot quicker to tie than spun/clipped rabbit hair and still makes for a meaty profile. Change colors to suit your needs.


hook - Mustad 79580 #6
thread - UTC 140 brown olive
underbody - lead-free wire .030
tail - marabou blood olive
body - butt ends of marabou, wrapped
pectoral fins - deer hair tips
head - deer hair clipped



mash barb, wrap rear 2/3 of shank with lead-free wire





start thread and over-tie lead wraps; tie in marabou blood feather (shank length)





twist marabou butts





and wrap forward to cover lead wraps





clean and stack a CLUMP of deer hair





measure for length (tips extending to bend)





2 soft loops and pull firmly





release the hair and let it spin around shank; add another wrap or two, pack it back (I use my fingers) and move thread forward





clean another clump, trim tips (no need to stack), tie in and spin





if you have more room, add another clump, then tie off and apply Sally with gusto





flip fly over on it's back, lay razor blade on hook eye for reference





push blade straight back





flip fly back over and repeat razor cut, this time with the blade sloping up at a slight angle







shape the head, leaving some fibers on each side for the fins; flat from the side





fat from the top





the seamy underbelly





finished fly




Regards,
Scott
 

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