Michigan fishing guide service specializing in fly fishing or lures. Offering river fishing or lake fishing trips on the Pere Marquette River (near the flies only area), Muskegon River, Mainstee River and Lake Michigan. Michigan fishing charter for salmon fishing, steelhead fishing, trout fishing, smallmouth bass fishing, carp fishing and pike fishing. Michigan fishing report and fly tying area.
Kevin wanted an easy and quick to tie “sculpin stealing an egg” fly that looked natural in the water. Easy and quick meaning it did not involve a trimmed deer hair head. With a few changes he modified Walt Grau’s Easy Sculpin and came up with a fly that has ended up in the mouth of many a salmon this season.
Kevin likes the rag yarn because it is a blend of several natural colors, giving it that mottled sculpin look. While the fly looks clunky dry, it transforms into an alive looking imitation when wet.
Best For… salmon, steelhead and trout
***Materials listed in tying order
Hook – Daiichi 2151, size 1 or Mustad R74-9672
Tail – brown rag yarn (only available at FlyMasters?)
Body – Cactus Chenille, large pearl
Flash Collar – red Flashabou Mirage, 6-10 one inch strands tied facing back
Hackle – mustard yellow/brown
Head – brown rag yarn, about a two inch piece fanned and tied over and under (just like tying a Nuke Egg).
Egg – bright colored Cactus Chenille or Estaz
"Based on all I heard on the way home Sunday we all had a great time fishing with you and Matt. The Friday fly type fishing was the best and one we had never done before but one we want to do again. The Saturday one reel fishing was good but not as exciting so put us down for next year." Phil