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Cotter Pin Sculpin

Of course once you think you’ve seen everything, something new pops up. I’m not sure what to think about this latest development in big-ass-flies. The fly itself is a great looking sculpin suitable to throw on any line rigged for bif flies. The difference here is the medium, a cotter pin. Okay, that’s cool, basically some metal with a big eye. My only concern is the make-up of the eye, most pins I’ve seen would likely chew through the line, but let us assume the pin has and all round eye. Great idea, and this takes away the need to locate Waddington shanks or to bend and clip salon irons. Time to hit the hardware store for some more ideas.

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Articulated Sculpin

Jointed flies are becoming more and more popular because they offer something traditional flies can’t; realistic or exaggerated movement. This sculpin is tied up by Erik Rambo in a great step by step sequence. I would change the size of the back hook to a shorter shank hook if I try tying this one. The shorter hook will offer a better hook rate than the longer shanked hooks. By using the shorter shank hooks, the fly works more like a tube fly, allowing you to tie a large fly and use a short shank.

You can find the tying instructions on Quest Outdoors here.

Articluated Scilpin tied by Erik Rambo
Articluated Scilpin tied by Erik Rambo
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