Belly Scratcher Sculpin 2.0

Cheech - December, 2015

Several years ago I went on a sculpin rampage because of the number of sculpins that we have in our local rivers. There were some that came off the vise that were good, some that came off the vise that really sucked, but there were a few like El Sculpito, the Mohawk Sculpin, and the Belly Scratcher Sculpin that needed a bit of extra attention and development. The Belly Scratcher in particular was such a pain that I kind of stopped tying it for a while due to the tedious forming of the fins. I had talked to Jonathan Kiley who makes awesome latex fly parts and told him that he should develop some sculpin fins out of latex to make my pattern easier to tie. The prototypes came, and not only did he nail that shape of the fins, he included a tail with each set of fins. The tail added so much movement in the water that I decided to change the way the body was constructed. Instead of rabbit, I built the body out of a 20mm shank and some AZ diamond dub. I also noticed that the head of the fly would not keep its shape very well if I relied just on the trim job that I would give it, so I reinforced the bottom of the head with UV resin. Anyway, the initial tests have been very impressive with this new pattern and we will be releasing a larger version as well. Let us know how this bug fishes for you!

~ Cheech 

Material List
Materials & Alternate Materials Listed Below
Bruiser Blend Junior Dubbing
Bruiser Blend Junior Dubbing
Bruiser Blend Junior Dubbing
Bruiser Blend Junior Dubbing
Bruiser Blend Junior Dubbing
Bruiser Blend Junior Dubbing
Bruiser Blend Junior Dubbing
Bruiser Blend Junior Dubbing
Bruiser Blend Junior Dubbing
Bruiser Blend Junior Dubbing
Bruiser Blend Junior Dubbing
Bruiser Blend Junior Dubbing
Bruiser Blend Junior Dubbing
Bruiser Blend Junior Dubbing
Bruiser Blend Junior Dubbing
Bruiser Blend Junior Dubbing
Bruiser Blend Junior Dubbing
Bruiser Blend Junior Dubbing
Bruiser Blend Junior Dubbing
Bruiser Blend Junior Dubbing
Bruiser Blend Junior Dubbing
Bruiser Blend Junior Dubbing
Bruiser Blend Junior Dubbing
Bruiser Blend Junior Dubbing
Bruiser Blend Junior Dubbing
Bruiser Blend Junior Dubbing
Bruiser Blend Junior Dubbing
Bruiser Blend Junior Dubbing

Bruiser Blend Junior Dubbing

$2.95
Plummeting Tungsten Beads - Classic Colors
Plummeting Tungsten Beads - Classic Colors

Plummeting Tungsten Beads - Classic Colors

$7.80
Arizona Diamond Dub
Arizona Diamond Dub
Arizona Diamond Dub
Arizona Diamond Dub
Arizona Diamond Dub
Arizona Diamond Dub
Arizona Diamond Dub
Arizona Diamond Dub
Arizona Diamond Dub
Arizona Diamond Dub
Arizona Diamond Dub
Arizona Diamond Dub
Arizona Diamond Dub
Arizona Diamond Dub
Arizona Diamond Dub
Arizona Diamond Dub
Arizona Diamond Dub
Arizona Diamond Dub
Arizona Diamond Dub
Arizona Diamond Dub
Arizona Diamond Dub
Arizona Diamond Dub
Arizona Diamond Dub
Arizona Diamond Dub
Arizona Diamond Dub
Arizona Diamond Dub
Arizona Diamond Dub
Arizona Diamond Dub
Arizona Diamond Dub
Arizona Diamond Dub
Arizona Diamond Dub
Arizona Diamond Dub
Arizona Diamond Dub
Arizona Diamond Dub
Arizona Diamond Dub
Arizona Diamond Dub
Arizona Diamond Dub
Arizona Diamond Dub
Arizona Diamond Dub
Arizona Diamond Dub
Arizona Diamond Dub
Arizona Diamond Dub
Arizona Diamond Dub
Arizona Diamond Dub

Arizona Diamond Dub

$2.95
Palmer Chenille
Palmer Chenille
Palmer Chenille
Palmer Chenille
Palmer Chenille
Palmer Chenille
Palmer Chenille
Palmer Chenille
Palmer Chenille

Palmer Chenille

$3.25
Arizona Mega Simi Seal
Arizona Mega Simi Seal
Arizona Mega Simi Seal
Arizona Mega Simi Seal
Arizona Mega Simi Seal
Arizona Mega Simi Seal
Arizona Mega Simi Seal
Arizona Mega Simi Seal
Arizona Mega Simi Seal
Arizona Mega Simi Seal
Arizona Mega Simi Seal
Arizona Mega Simi Seal
Arizona Mega Simi Seal
Arizona Mega Simi Seal
Arizona Mega Simi Seal
Arizona Mega Simi Seal
Arizona Mega Simi Seal
Arizona Mega Simi Seal
Arizona Mega Simi Seal
Arizona Mega Simi Seal
Arizona Mega Simi Seal
Arizona Mega Simi Seal
Arizona Mega Simi Seal
Arizona Mega Simi Seal
Arizona Mega Simi Seal
Arizona Mega Simi Seal
Arizona Mega Simi Seal
Arizona Mega Simi Seal
Arizona Mega Simi Seal
Arizona Mega Simi Seal
Arizona Mega Simi Seal
Arizona Mega Simi Seal
Arizona Mega Simi Seal
Arizona Mega Simi Seal
Arizona Mega Simi Seal
Arizona Mega Simi Seal
Arizona Mega Simi Seal
Arizona Mega Simi Seal

Arizona Mega Simi Seal

$2.75
Veevus GSP
Veevus GSP

Veevus GSP

$4.25
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier

Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier

$2.99
Fly Tyer's Z-Ment
Fly Tyer's Z-Ment

Fly Tyer's Z-Ment

$7.95
Loon UV Clear Fly Finish - Thick (1/2 oz)
Loon UV Clear Fly Finish - Thick (1/2 oz)

Loon UV Clear Fly Finish - Thick (1/2 oz)

$16.99
Loon Fluorescing UV Clear Fly Finish
Loon Fluorescing UV Clear Fly Finish

Loon Fluorescing UV Clear Fly Finish

$17.99
Articulated Fish Spines
Articulated Fish Spines
Articulated Fish Spines

Articulated Fish Spines

$7.99
Fulling Mill 36040 Streamer Stripper
Fulling Mill 36040 Streamer Stripper

Fulling Mill 36040 Streamer Stripper

$7.50
Chartpak Fly Tying Markers
Chartpak Fly Tying Markers
Chartpak Fly Tying Markers
Chartpak Fly Tying Markers
Chartpak Fly Tying Markers
Chartpak Fly Tying Markers
Chartpak Fly Tying Markers
Chartpak Fly Tying Markers
Chartpak Fly Tying Markers
Chartpak Fly Tying Markers
Chartpak Fly Tying Markers
Chartpak Fly Tying Markers
Chartpak Fly Tying Markers
Chartpak Fly Tying Markers
Chartpak Fly Tying Markers
Chartpak Fly Tying Markers
Chartpak Fly Tying Markers
Chartpak Fly Tying Markers
Chartpak Fly Tying Markers
Chartpak Fly Tying Markers

Chartpak Fly Tying Markers

$8.99
Senyo Intruder Trailer Hook Wire
Senyo Intruder Trailer Hook Wire

Senyo Intruder Trailer Hook Wire

$6.99
Kiley's Fish Finz
Kiley's Fish Finz

Kiley's Fish Finz

$3.00
SF Fugly Packer
SF Fugly Packer

SF Fugly Packer

$38.99