Russ Doughty, a MTFA member, was showing me how to tie one of his favorite flies – the Taneycomo Sculpin. This fly was originally developed and tied by Brad Wright for Taneycomo. Russ fishes it on a long lead 12’ or longer. He strips the fly. It is one, one-two strips, let rest, then strip, strip, strip, rest ………. Russ catches a lot of fish, so when he talks about a fly he ties and uses – I listen.
This is a more expensive fly to tie. I would estimate the out of pocket cost per fly will be in the $0.52 to $0.63 range. The hook – $0.08 to $0.10, the Presentation Lead Eyes 10 pack will cost $2.00 to $2.25 or $0.20 to $0.23 per fly, they Charcoal Rabbit Strips package, 4 strip 12 inches long will cost $3.00. If you cut 3 or 4 inches long for each fly that will be $0.19 to $0.25 and your hackle feather estimate $0.05.
- Hook: Tiemco TMC5263, TMC5363 or Streamer Hook
- Hook Sizes: 6, 8, 10
- Thread: UNI-Thread 8/0 Gray
- Body: Charcoal Rabbit Strip
- Tail: Charcoal Rabbit Strip
- Hackle: Brown or Chartreuse Grizzly
- Eyes: Presentation Lead Eyes – Medium 7/32 or 5.6mm
- Head: SLF’s Dubbing- Scud or Sowbug Gray
Fishing Instructions. fish it on a long lead 12’ or longer. Strip the fly. It is one, one-two strips, let rest, then strip, strip, strip, rest