Bullhead Sculpin #3
As you may have guessed by now, this Bullhead Scuplin Study is really a way to demonstrate a series of tying and design concept in the construction of single fly style. So, here’s version # 3.
Step One: Instead of using flash material to make the body and tail of the fly, we’ll use hair, in this case, cream FoxxFurr™. Tie it in at the mid point of the shank, making it long enough to form the tail, too. Don’t simply tie it in on top of the shank, ala a bucktail. Rather, lay the material on top of the hook, make a loose turn of thread, and then as you pull the thread tight, work the material down onto the sides of the shank as well. This will form a body/tail that is hemispherical in cross section. Secure the material well and form a single, large spinning loop.
Step Two. Get both the collar material and the dubbing for the head ready. In this instance, I’ve built the collar and head materials in five layers: (1) a layer of light tan hair, a layer of gold flash material, a layer of black hair, a layer of black flash material, and finally a layer of light brown hair.Insert the collar material into the loop. Follow that with the head material.
Step Three. . Close the loop and spin both the collar material and head material all in one operation.
Step Four. Wind the whole mess and form the fly.