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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Carp Sculpin

Carp Like Sculpins Too

Olive Carp Sculpin

I have to admit...  When I first tied a batch of these, I was experimenting with Hareline's new double pupil eyes with trout patterns.  I wanted to see how the fly would ride with such a small set of eyes, and if it would be affected by current etc...  I had visions of thoroughly testing this fly in a lot of conditions, so I threw them in my bag and dogeared the box where they took initial residence.  These flies kind of got tied on by accident, and in a setting that I previously wouldn't have thought to test them.  Carp.  Yep...  Carp were the target, and an impromptu carp trip came up that I didn't really have time to prepare for, so I just grabbed my pack and off we went.  They were cruising in 2 to 5 feet of water, so I needed a bit more than bead chain eyes to get them down.  Not only did the fly ride correctly, the fish would move from their normal feeding lanes to eat it.  It caught cruising carp and stationary feeding carp basically everywhere I threw it.  

Carp Sculpin Eater
Since that trip, I modified it to have a bit beefier hook (and we show different options in the video), and we have tested it several more times.  While I'm confident that it will still be a trout magnet, It's got a starting spot in my carp lineup for good.

~Cheech

 

Material List

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Hook: Daiichi 2546 - Salt Water Hook - 4     
Tail/Head: Micro Pulsator Rabbit Strips - Black Barred Olive Variant     
Thread: Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier - Black     
Body: Hare'e Ice Dub - Tan     
Eyes: Double Pupil Lead Eyes - Extra Small - Black w/ Fl. Chart & Black     

Other tools from the tutorial:
MPM-0002Petitjean Magic Tool Clip Set - Standard     

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