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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Tube Fly: Senyo's Mini Egg Stealing Sculpin

The Sculpin Finishes out at about 2 inches long and fishes extremely well under and indicator on a dead drift.

Step#1: Marry a piece of 1.5 inch long Eumer x-small tubing to a 1.0 inch long piece if medium tubing with Uni 6/0 black thread. Coat thread with a drop of Zap-A-Gap.

Step#2: Attach a 1.5 inch long piece of dark olive rabbit zonker strip.

Step#3: Tie in a pair of 2 inch long rubber legs to each side of the x-small tubing. The color of the rubber legs used here is Missouri Craw from Net Craft Fishing Supplies.

Step#4: Fold rubber legs toward the rear of the tube, and center tie in a small clump of Senyo's Brown Laser Dubbing.

Step#5: fold over laser dubbing and comb out any loose material.

Step#6: Build a small thread head in front of dubbing and apply a drop of Zap-A-Gap on the thread. Cut off the tying thread and slide on a 8mm mottled tangerine egg bead ( From Trout Beads) tight to the thread head.

Final: Remove tube fly and trim x-small tubing leaving just enough to melt with a lighter a small mushroom of plastic to the front of the egg bead. Pattern uses a Diiachi 1650 #8 tube fly hook.

Here is a fast, simple, and easy to tie sculpin on a tube. Pattern also imitates a realistic steelhead egg, so you get a two for one deal out of it. I like to fish the Mini Egg Stealing Sculpin on a dead drift under and indicator. This pattern finishes out at about the same size as a #8 woolly bugger, and is dynamite on Steelhead alley tributaries like Elk Creek and Conneaut Creek.