|Belly Scratcher Sculpin|
|Wet vs dry.|
It's hard to explain all that goes into these fins, so you will have to watch the video to see it. Yes, it is overkill, but it's the closest thing that I could get to huge pectoral fins. They get a bit softer as you fish them, but they still hold a shape pretty well. This is the first fly that I tied "woolhead" style with bruiser blend dubbing, and it works REALLY well in that technique. I realized that I would waste a lot of the dubbing by tying it in woolhead style, so I started using Bruiser Blend Jr. to avoid excess waste.
|Another version with a thicker head.|
Initial fishing tests were pretty insane because the fish would come out of the woodwork to absolutely SMACK this fly. The best part is that you can tie some that are lightly weighted, and some that are heavy in order to put them in all of the water columns.
The four things to watch for in this video are the weighting system, the fins, the head, and the EYES.
Hook: Allen B200 or Daiichi 2461 (BUY HERE)
Thread: UNI 6/0 - white (BUY HERE) Veevus GSP 100 - black (BUY HERE)
Tail: Zonker strip - olive (BUY HERE)
Body: Holographis cactus chenille - silver gold or olive (BUY HERE)
Weighting system: Articulation wire and 3.8 mm tungsten beads (BUY HERE and HERE)
Fins: Bruiser Blend dubbing - brown olive (BUY HERE)
Head: Bruiser Blend Jr. dubbing - brown olive (BUY HERE)
Eyes: Loon UV resin - thin, and thick (BUY HERE)