Bullhead Sculpin #4
There are plenty of other variations on the Bullhead Sculpin that could be made, but for now we’ll end with number 4, a Bullhead Sculpin with trimmed head and body paint. It’s very easy to do.
Step One: Tie the Bullhead Sculpin to your liking.
Step Two. Trim the head to a cone shape. Color the tying thread if needed. In this instance I colored it brown. Using a permanent, black marker, give the imitation a black eye.
Step Three. Using a brown permanent marker, add mottling to the sides of the fly. It’s best to pull all the hair back tightly and hold it by the tips as you apply the marks. If using a sharp tipped marker, blot the side of the point against the hair rather than trying to add the mottles with the sharp point. The mottles not only make the fly look more like the natural, but in the water, add to the visual impression of the swimming motion. Allow the marker ink to dry for 24 hours before using the fly.