Sculpin for breakfast...

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Thomas Williams, Aug 23, 2013.

  1. Thomas Williams

    Thomas Williams Habitual Line Stepper

    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

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

    What was the previous meal? I can't figure out what that tail is from.
     
  5. dflett68

    dflett68 Active Member

    sculpin, and a big one. tail looks kindof odd though...
     
  6. gabe0430

    gabe0430 Banned or Parked

    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

    It looks like a paddle tail.
     
  8. McNasty

    McNasty Canyon Lurker

    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

    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.
     
  10. Codioos

    Codioos Active Member

    YES. You know you're in it when you see that
     
  11. Thomas Williams

    Thomas Williams Habitual Line Stepper

    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.
     
  12. triploidjunkie

    triploidjunkie Active Member

    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

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

    McNasty Canyon Lurker

    EXACTLY our thoughts!
     
  15. Thomas Williams

    Thomas Williams Habitual Line Stepper

    Yep! There isn't a single sculpin that comes off the vise without getting its throat slit.
     
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  16. Luke77

    Luke77 I hope she likes whitefish

    Biggest fish I've ever caught on the Yakima was on a sculpin with a slit throat. I see a pattern here...
     
  17. ptychocheilus

    ptychocheilus New Member

    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

    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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