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Woolhead Sculpin
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Pattern Woolhead Sculpin
Woolhead Sculpin
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Category Streamers
Entered Sun, 10 Oct 2004
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Hook: TMC 9395 #2-6 Thread: 140 Denier or 3/0 Monocord, Black. Chartreuse is used here for photo clarity Weight: Lead Wire Rib: Large Chartreuse Ultra Wire Body: Chartreuse UV Ice Dub Wing: Olive Variant Rabbit Strip Throat: Red wool Head: Olive Wool
Pattern Description
Here is the Woolhead Sculpin that many of you had asked for. In this tutorial I hope to take some of the mystery out of spinning wool. It work similarly to deer hair but rather than counting on the elasticity and hollowness of the hair to spin it, you'll need to help the wool around the hook a bit. The rest of the fly is really pretty simple. The dubbed body with a rabbit strip Matuka-style wing is quite easy to make, and allows for a variety of color combinations to be used. Wool heads soak up water and sink better than spun deer hair heads and are thus advantageous on larger streamer patterns and the like. I like to fish the Woolhead Sculpin on a short, (2 foot maximum), heavy (like 20 pound test Maxima) leader tied to the end of a fast sink tip flyline. Crawl the fly along the bottom in shallow riffles and deep pools, being sure to keep the fly moving VERY slowly. Hits can be anything from savage rips to subtle pick-ups.