The fly Cuthroat Sculpin is invented by Danish flytyer Rasmus Ovesen.
Rasmus tied the fly almost 10 years ago, he was quite fond af palmerhackled flies for fishing searuns on the danish coastline.
The idea was that Rasmus would make a fly that was streamlined in the water and not as much like a “bottlebrush” The materials used on the fly are the perfect mix of colours to match the Sculpin living in and around the fiords of Denmark.
As a triggerpoint the fly got a bright red head in front of the coq de leon hackle, hence the name cuthroat.
When you tie this fly it is very important to be EXTRA rough with the dubbingbrush, actually some of the hackle feathers should be roughened so hard that some of them will break. This will soften all the hackle feathers.Now wet the fly with moist from your mouth and put down the Grizzly and CDL hackle. Let the fly dry and now you will have the perfect Cutthroat Sculpin. Rasmus likes to fish this fly in a open loop, like the perfection loop, this will give the fly a slighly jiggy retreive in the water.
The reason why this fly seem to work so well? Rasmus is quite sure that it is because the fly combines certain qualities, it is pulsating in water, nice balanced in the water colnum, good looking shine, and at the same time transparent, and last a discrete triggerpoint in form of the red head.
Tail: Natural fox underfur
Body: Futurefly redfox and natural fox mixed 1:1
Rib: copper wire
Hackle 1: Grizzly rooster
Hackle 2: Qoc de leon
Head: red ice dub
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