The recent trend in sculpin-fly design has produced some very large, heavily weighted flies. Flies with heavy cones or dumbbell eyes, such as the Sculpzilla and Whitlock’s Near-Nuff Sculpin, are designed to get to the bottom quickly, where the real sculpins life. Articulated patterns with large heads that push a lot of water, such as Galloup’s Woolly Sculpin or the Grumpy Muppet, are meant to attract the largest meat-eating trout in the river.
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