Josh’s Tube Sculpin

Josh’s Tube Sculpin

This tube streamer is quick and easy to tie, fishes deep and has lots of movement.

With the lack of steelhead and the fishing closures streamer fishing has become very popular so I thought it would be fun to do one of my favorite little streamers. I came up with this pattern after a streamer fishing trip where I noticed the fly I was fishing was fouling quite a bit and was getting a lot of short strikes. 

When I set about tying this fly I knew I wanted to tie it on a tube, I would be able to have the hook in the back and it wouldn’t fowl, plus I would be able to easily change out the trailer hook. I wanted to use rabbit so I would be able to adjust the length of the body and easily trim it if I felt like I needed a smaller fly. Not to mention the rabbit has a lot of movement and comes in a lot a different colors. Add a little flash and boom you’re well on your way to having a great fly. 

Recipe

Tube: Pro Nano Tube

Junction Tube: Pro Hook Guide

Thread: Olive UTC 70

Eyes: Orange Double Pupil Medium

Body: UV Copper Olive Polar Chenille

Tail: Black Barred Olive Rabbit

Flash: 6 Strands Root Beer Krystal Flash

Belly: 8-10 Strand Black Peacock Herl

Collar: Olive Ice Dub

Hackle: Olive Grizzly Saddle Hackle

Head: Black Barred Olive Rabbit