Near Nuff Sculpin

Cheech - October, 2021

Fear Nuff is about as good as it gets when you are talking about fly patterns.  If you have a fly that works "well-enough," you have a fly that has found a permanent spot in your box.  Fish are simple creatures, and if a fly looks "near enough" they will probably eat it just as fast as they'll eat a realistic fly that took a hour to tie.  Dave Whitlock; legendary fly tyer, fisher, and artist, came up with this fly to represent a sculpin that would work for trout, smallmouth, panfish, and even carp.  It's definitely a successful pattern because it's been around for a long, long time!  We made a couple slight tweaks to this fly with the TMC 708 hook and a dubbing loop head.  These are most commonly found in olive and tan, but feel free to modify them to match the sculpins where you live.  Also, if you don't want to tie them, they are available for sale HERE

Material List
  • Hook: TMC 708 Keel Streamer Hook - 6
  • Hook (alt): TMC 5262 Nymph & Streamer Hook - 6
  • Tail / Hackle: Whiting Bugger Hackle Patch - Grizzly Dyed Olive
  • Tail / Hackle (alt): Whiting Red Label Hen Saddle - Grizzly Dyed Olive
  • Dubbing: SLF Dave Whitlock Dubbing - Near Nuff Sculpin Olive
  • Dubbing: SLF Prism Bug Dub - Black
  • Dubbing (alt): Arizona Simi Seal - Peacock
  • Dubbing (alt): STS Trilobal Dubbing - Olive Black Leech
  • Dubbing (alt): STS Trilobal Dubbing - Black
  • Flash: Krystal Flash - Olive
  • Eyes: Double Pupil Lead Eyes - Small - Black w/ Yellow & Black
  • Eyes (alt): Wapsi Dumbell Eyes - Small - Black
  • Thread: Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0 - Brown Olive
  • Twister: C&F Design Top Twister
  • Brush: Stonfo Comb & Brush Tool
  • Materials & Alternate Materials Listed Below
    UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier
    UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier

    UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier

    $1.99
    Arizona Simi Seal
    Arizona Simi Seal
    Arizona Simi Seal
    Arizona Simi Seal
    Arizona Simi Seal
    Arizona Simi Seal
    Arizona Simi Seal
    Arizona Simi Seal
    Arizona Simi Seal
    Arizona Simi Seal
    Arizona Simi Seal
    Arizona Simi Seal
    Arizona Simi Seal
    Arizona Simi Seal
    Arizona Simi Seal
    Arizona Simi Seal
    Arizona Simi Seal
    Arizona Simi Seal
    Arizona Simi Seal
    Arizona Simi Seal
    Arizona Simi Seal
    Arizona Simi Seal
    Arizona Simi Seal
    Arizona Simi Seal
    Arizona Simi Seal
    Arizona Simi Seal
    Arizona Simi Seal
    Arizona Simi Seal
    Arizona Simi Seal
    Arizona Simi Seal
    Arizona Simi Seal
    Arizona Simi Seal
    Arizona Simi Seal
    Arizona Simi Seal
    Arizona Simi Seal
    Arizona Simi Seal
    Arizona Simi Seal
    Arizona Simi Seal
    Arizona Simi Seal
    Arizona Simi Seal
    Arizona Simi Seal
    Arizona Simi Seal
    Arizona Simi Seal
    Arizona Simi Seal
    Arizona Simi Seal
    Arizona Simi Seal
    Arizona Simi Seal
    Arizona Simi Seal
    Arizona Simi Seal
    Arizona Simi Seal
    Arizona Simi Seal
    Arizona Simi Seal
    Arizona Simi Seal
    Arizona Simi Seal

    Arizona Simi Seal

    $2.75
    Double Pupil Lead Eyes
    Double Pupil Lead Eyes

    Double Pupil Lead Eyes

    $4.50
    Krystal Flash
    Krystal Flash
    Krystal Flash

    Krystal Flash

    $5.25
    Stonfo Comb/Brush Tool
    Stonfo Comb/Brush Tool

    Stonfo Comb & Brush Tool

    $9.99
    6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
    6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
    6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
    6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
    6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
    6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
    6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
    6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
    6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
    6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
    6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
    6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
    6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
    6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
    6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
    6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
    6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
    6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
    6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
    6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
    6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
    6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
    6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
    6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
    6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
    6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
    6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed

    6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed

    $3.25
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier

    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier

    $2.99
    Veevus Power Thread 140 Denier
    Veevus Power Thread 140 Denier

    Veevus Power Thread 140 Denier

    $3.99
    Midge Flash
    Midge Flash

    Midge Flash

    $4.99
    Daiichi 1710 - 2X Long Nymph Hook
    Daiichi 1710 - 2X Long Nymph Hook

    Daiichi 1710 - 2X Long Nymph Hook

    $7.50
    Firehole Sticks 618 Foam & Nymph
    Firehole Sticks 618 Foam & Nymph

    Firehole Sticks 618 Foam & Nymph

    $7.25
    TMC 5262 Nymph & Streamer Hook
    TMC 5262 Nymph & Streamer Hook

    TMC 5262 Nymph & Streamer Hook

    $8.25
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0

    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0

    $3.50
    Lateral Scale
    Lateral Scale
    Lateral Scale

    Lateral Scale

    $6.49
    SLF Prism Bug Dub
    SLF Prism Bug Dub

    SLF Prism Bug Dub

    $2.75
    SLF Dave Whitlock Dubbing
    SLF Dave Whitlock Dubbing

    SLF Dave Whitlock Dubbing

    $3.50
    Whiting Red Label Hen Saddle
    Whiting Red Label Hen Saddle
    Whiting Red Label Hen Saddle
    Whiting Red Label Hen Saddle
    Whiting Red Label Hen Saddle
    Whiting Red Label Hen Saddle
    Whiting Red Label Hen Saddle
    Whiting Red Label Hen Saddle
    Whiting Red Label Hen Saddle
    Whiting Red Label Hen Saddle
    Whiting Red Label Hen Saddle
    Whiting Red Label Hen Saddle
    Whiting Red Label Hen Saddle
    Whiting Red Label Hen Saddle
    Whiting Red Label Hen Saddle
    Whiting Red Label Hen Saddle
    Whiting Red Label Hen Saddle

    Whiting Red Label Hen Saddle

    $12.95
    Whiting Bugger Hackle Patch
    Whiting Bugger Hackle Patch
    Whiting Bugger Hackle Patch
    Whiting Bugger Hackle Patch
    Whiting Bugger Hackle Patch
    Whiting Bugger Hackle Patch
    Whiting Bugger Hackle Patch
    Whiting Bugger Hackle Patch

    Whiting Bugger Hackle Patch

    $9.99