Sculpins, gobies, and darters are all bottom-dwelling baitfish that, when present in any fishery, are tops in the food chain in terms of importance to trout. Where readily available, these particular fish are eaten readily and imitations of the same will be highly productive from time to time. As a result of these fishes’ habits, imitations need to get to the bottom and be relatively snag proof. Enter the new Sculpin Helmet, which is a counter-balanced metal head with a flat profile. This video details how to tie a fairly quick sculpin imitation that gets down and has loads of built-in movement. Fish this on a floating line with a fairly stout leader, slowly jigged and hopped off the bottom.
Hook: Gamakatsu B10s
Articulation Point: Small Articulated Shank by Fish Skull
Rear: Articulated shank
Tail & Fins: Bar-dyed Rabbit
Body: Body Fur
Gills: Red Senyo Laser Dub
Head: Sculpin Helmet By Fish Skull