|what are you looking at? (obvious tag line for any streamer with big eyes).|
|Sculpin Steve eater from 2004.|
Sculpin Steve was created through the melding of several different patterns during my second and third years guiding on the Yakima, and continues to adapt especially now that I live in brown trout country and can see what really good streamer fishing is on a regular basis. The name came from a fishing day on the upper Yakima and an old friend of mine and I came up with it as an honor to Scuba Steve, a character in Adam Sandler's movie Big Daddy. Initially my streamers were tied on a size 4 streamer hook, had a narrow body and no rubber legs. Below is a picture of "Kyle's Egg Sucking Sculpin," a fly one of my friends at the time swore by, and was my inspiration for tying bigger streamers. My first big streamers were dumbed down versions of this fly with just marabou, rabbit and polar chenille and tied upside right.
Hook: #2 Streamer hook, longer is better.
Eyes: Large Gold Eyes
Tail: Olive Marabou
Body: Olive Polar Chenille
Legs: Flat Rubber Legs, "Pumpkin" colored
Back: Olive barred magnum bunny strip.