Tag Archives: sculpin

The Helmet – Jake Villwock

I had a chance to play around with some of the new Sculpin Helmets from FlyMen Fishing Co when I was at the The International Fly Tying Symposium late last year. Here is a simple pattern that uses the new low profile head.

Tube: Protubes Micro tube w/ junction
Thread: Olive 140 denier
Tail: Two-tone rabbit zonker – olive / black
Body: Senyo’s laser dub olive (spun dubbing loop)
Back: Two-tone rabbit zonker – olive / black
Throat: Lady Amherst pheasant crest
Collar: Olive hackle tied reverse (flared)
Flash: Copper Polar Flash
2nd Collar: Grizzly marabou dyed olive
Gills: Red ice dub
Fins: Partridge
Head: Sculpin Helmet
Eyes: 3D eyes


Sticky Sculpin – Bruce Berry (Protubes)

Bruce Berry of Pro Tube Fly Systems demonstrates how to tie really cool sculpin pattern on a Pro Tube Micro Tube. It’s not an overly complex pattern, and so if you don’t have tons of experience tying sculpins, this is a great on to hone your skills on.

Tube: Pro Micro Tube w/ Pro Hook Guide (Matched color)
Weight: 4mm Pro Drop Weight
Thread: 6/0 Black
Tag: 4 turns of UV Polar Chenille Olive
Tail: Olive rabbit zonker (variant)
Body: Barred olive Marabou x2 palmered then 2 turns of orange Guinea fowl
Fins: Partridge feather
Head: Olive Deer belly hair
Hook: #2-4 tube fly hook


Stroli Sculpin

I’ve been twisting up big deer hair flies today in preparation for hunting pike and gar. Here is a pattern I found while doing some searching. It is another Richard Strolis pattern, and as alwyas, he has a knack for tying flies and this was an enjoyable episode. I would use a different eye, as the doll eyes have a paper backing that can come apart when it get wet and flung. Super gluing some prism molded eyes would be killer. Enjoy it.

A killer deer hair sculpin pattern that is pretty quick and easy to tie. A spin off of the muddler minnow with lots of motion when actively stripped in the water column.