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If you would like some DON'S SCULPINS click the here. 












Sculpins occur in many types of habitat, Sculpins are benthic fish, dwelling on the bottoms of water bodies. Their pectoral fins are specialized for gripping the substrate. This adaptation helps the fish anchor in fast-flowing water.


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Don Douples Sculpin


During the life of the Little Lehigh Fly Shop I observed and learned from most Fly Fishing legends

I also learned from local experts like Don Douple.

Don’s knowledge of Pennsylvania trout streams and their finned inhabitants is unsurpassed

The flies he tied were unique and extremely effective.

I intend to pass on information gleaned for piscators. like Don.

I take no credit as the originator.

One of our first fishing trips was to Pennsylvanias Letort Spring Run.

When we reached the Letort, Don, dressed more like a turkey hunter than a fly fisherman, crawled up to the stream.

I expected to see him fish a tiny fly with a fine tippet. Instead he tied a monster fly on to his 5x tippet.

Instead of an artistic cast he flipped the weighted behemoth, bass fishing style into a large, submerged brush pile and let it sit.

After what seemed like hours he began a hand twist retrieve. After a couple of twists the rod bent, Don was into a huge fish.

The fly was his Dons Sculpin.

I'm a believer!


HOOK: #6, 4XL tied bend up, eyes underneath

THREAD: red monochord, 3/0

WEIGHT: “small” dumb bell eyes tied Clouser style

TAILS: One speckled brown grizzly hen hackle or hen back feather, dyed tan or brown. the length of the hook shank

Two grizzly marabou (shorts) dyed tan or brown tied on each side of the hen hackle slightly shorter than the  hackle.

BODY: 1/8th inch diameter, tan or brown  chenille speckled with brown or black.

Fins: Two or three of your largest tan barred hen or saddle hackle , dyed tan or brown.

Click on picture for tying instructions


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