I've known, fished, and tied flies with John Collins for many years, and I can safely say his passion for fly fishing has never waned. He's created some very effective, unique patterns, such as his Electric Caddis, that is a standard in many fly boxes in these parts. His flies catch fish, and his Snowflake Sculpin is no exception. Here John teams up with Tim Flagler to show us how to tie this effective streamer pattern. I can say from experience, this pattern works, as I have caught some very nice trout on it, particularly in the winter months.
Don't hesitate to tie this pattern in other colors to imitate the various sculpin and minnows that most certainly live in the waters you fish. If there are trout in a creek or body of water, there are minnows, and this pattern can imitate them all just by changing the color scheme.
Sharpen your hooks.
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