Sculpin for breakfast...

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  1. Thomas Williams

    Thomas Williams Habitual Line Stepper

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    Me and McNasty have been pounding the banks in eastern Washington. I pulled 3 bull trout from a run within an hour. This one didn't even finish his meal before he hammered a large sculpin pattern we have come to use religiously. Just thought I'd share. A big thanks to McNasty for showing me some spots!

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  2. Rick LaRiviere

    Rick LaRiviere Active Member

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    Some great looking ties there. I can see why those bulls are hammering it.
     
  3. Matt Baerwalde

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    So you like those flies to ride hook point down?
     
  4. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    What was the previous meal? I can't figure out what that tail is from.
     
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    sculpin, and a big one. tail looks kindof odd though...
     
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    gabe0430 Banned or Parked

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    Very nice!
    What size hooks are you using on those?
     
  7. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    It looks like a paddle tail.
     
  8. McNasty

    McNasty Canyon Lurker

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    it was a sculpin. funny thing, first time we met up and fished i found a huge 7-8 inch sculpin dead from choking on a smaller sculpin still stuck in its mouth.
     
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  9. Thomas Williams

    Thomas Williams Habitual Line Stepper

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    Ummm I think I like the hook point up flies better but I haven't experimented with them too much. Most of the hook sets have been in the corner of the mouth from the fish taking the fly and turning away. I usually don't have to set the hook on the swing they connect themselves. I also thought the paddle tail was strange.
     
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    YES. You know you're in it when you see that
     
  11. Thomas Williams

    Thomas Williams Habitual Line Stepper

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    Hook size varies from 4 to 8. I like the salmon steelhead dry fly hooks with the upturned eye lately. Sharper and lighter. However those are gamakatzu streamer hooks 4x long.
     
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    You guys are gonna have to make it a little further east one of these days and fish Rufus with me.
     
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  13. Luke77

    Luke77 I hope she likes whitefish

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    The red throat is the money ticket on those sculpins!
     
  14. McNasty

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    EXACTLY our thoughts!
     
  15. Thomas Williams

    Thomas Williams Habitual Line Stepper

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    Yep! There isn't a single sculpin that comes off the vise without getting its throat slit.
     
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    Luke77 I hope she likes whitefish

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    Biggest fish I've ever caught on the Yakima was on a sculpin with a slit throat. I see a pattern here...
     
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    Nice! It looks weird because it's a torrent sculpin. Really narrow caudal peduncle (base of the tail) on those... or at least most of those.
     
  18. freestoneangler

    freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

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    That fish is probably wondering just what the hell a guy has to do to eat a breakfast in peace these days!
     
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